My Holiday Wish: Labeling on GE Foods
Founder of Allergy Kids Foundation and a concerned mother of four, Robyn O’Brien believes that we have the right to know what’s in our food. Especially as a parent of children with food allergies, O’Brien understands the need to know what we are feeding our children.
In O’Brien’s recent article on Momsrising.org, she explains why labeling of genetically-engineered (GE) foods should be mandatory and why she supports Just Label It:
“More than two-thirds of processed foods in the United States now contain GE ingredients, for which there have not been any human health studies. But if you go to the grocery store, you would never know from looking at the package. There’s no warning sign, there’s no symbol to show that no human trials have ever been done, and no mention that other countries aren’t using these ingredients. That’s because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s current policy does not require products that use GE ingredients to be labeled, just the way that tobacco companies originally insisted that no warning labels be used on their products either.
That is why, as a concerned mother, one of the millions that now has a child with food allergies, I support the Just Label It! Campaign and why over 400,000 people to date, people like you–from moms, to State Senators, to teachers to small-business owners—have contacted the FDA to ask it to label genetically engineered foods because we have a right to know what’s in our food.”