Right to Know

Right to Know Why Label? Studies show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs). Ever since GMOs entered the market 20 years ago, we’ve been kept in the dark about whether foods we feed our families contain GMOs. While our reasons for wanting to know what’s in our food may vary, what unifies us is the belief that it’s our right...

Moms for GMO Labeling

Moms for GMO Labeling This Mother’s Day, give moms the right to know what’s in the food we feed our kids. GMO crops have led to massive increases in herbicide use, which causes human and environmental health threats. Additionally, the vast majority of Americans (92 percent) support labeling and want to know what’s in their food according to a recent Consumer Reports national survey. ...

The Current Policy

The Current Policy So why has the FDA not acted? The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent consumer deception by clarifying that a food label is misleading if it omits significant “material” information. In 1992 the FDA issued a policy statement that defined “material” as the ability to be sensed by taste, smell, or other sense...

Labeling Supporters

Labeling Supporters Who are the companies fighting for our right to know?   There are over 400 companies that actively support GMO labeling and increased transparency in the food system. They believe that consumers have a right to know about what's in their food and are fighting for both state and national GMO labeling initiatives. Interested in adding your company to this list?...

Labeling Opponents

Labeling Opponents Who are the companies fighting our right to know? Transparency is our right. Yet a handful of companies, such as Monsanto, Kraft, Kellogg's and General Mills, have gotten away with hiding important information about our food for nearly two decades. In November of 2012, some of America’s biggest and most profitable chemical companies teamed up with a handful of large fo...

State Labeling Initiatives

State Labeling Initiatives   In 2014, 35 bills were introduced in 20 states.  Ballot initiatives were voted on, and narrowly defeated, in Oregon and Colorado. More information on individual state labeling initiatives here....

Labeling Around the World

labeling_around_the_world Currently, 64 countries around the world require labeling of genetically modified foods.  Unlike most other developed countries – such as 28 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and even China – the U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of genetically modified foods. Below is a full list of countries that require labeling (courtesy of T...

Consumer Support

rotator_jli_90_percent_2 Did you know... According to various polls and surveys, the vast majority of Americans feel they have a right to know what is in their food. Voter support for labeling of GMO foods is nearly unanimous, according to the political opinion survey on GMO food labeling conducted by The Mellman Group on behalf of JLI. The survey found more than 88% of Americans support GMO ...

Why Labeling Makes Sense

Why Labeling Makes Sense March 6, 2013 By Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Just Label It I am often asked about why GMO ingredients should be present on our food labels, as well as whether the government actually has the power and responsibility to label. In a presentation at TEDxManhattan in 2013, (above) I tried to address these questions, and have highlighted many of them here. What are GM...



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