About Just Label It
Studies show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods. Yet for twenty years we have been denied that right.
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 to know. Without labeling of GMO foods, we cannot make informed choices about our food. The Just Label It campaign was created to advocate for the labeling of GMO foods.
A legal petition calling for the mandatory labeling of GMO foods, written by attorneys at the Center for Food Safety, was submitted in September 2011 to the FDA. It was created on the premise that people have a right to know what is in their food, and to give consumers not only a voice, but a choice in how they can take action. On March 27th, 2012, 180 days after the petition was filed, over 1 million Americans had signed in support of labeling genetically modified foods. To date, the FDA petition has received over 1.4 million signatures.
Hundreds of partner organizations representing the healthcare community, consumer advocates, farmers, concerned parents, environmentalists, food and farming organizations, businesses, the faith-based community, and many more concerned with protecting the consumer’s right to know have joined together in support of the FDA petition and the mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
We hope to raise awareness of this issue and let Washington know that Americans want labeling of genetically modified foods.
See the full list of partners.
About Organic Voices Action Fund
Just Label It is a project of Organic Voices Action Fund, which was formed in 2011, and Organic Voices, to educate and empower consumers by promoting the benefits of organic food and by advocating for mandatory GMO labeling.
Organic Voices Action Fund Board of Directors
*Any affiliation is for identification only
- Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm*, Chairman
- Ken Cook, The Environmental Working Group* (EWG)
- Lewis Goldstein, Organic Valley*
- Darren Mahaffy, Nature’s Path*
- Tom Spier, Boulder Food Group*
- Alex Bergstein, attorney, doctoral candidate and advocate for children’s environmental health
- Sarah Bird, Bhakti*
- Melody Meyer, UNFI*
Organic Voices Action Fund Staff
- Scott Faber, Executive Director
- Katrina Staves, Campaign Director