Help Connecticut Become First State to Label GMOs

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This week, a bill to label genetically engineered foods is being introduced in Connecticut.  Citizens in 62 other countries already require the labeling of genetically modified foods, but Americans have been denied the right to know what is in their food.  

13 new GMO crops are currently awaiting approval at the USDA, including Monsanto’s 2,4-D "Agent Orange corn" and the “botox” GMO apple.  At the same time, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically engineered salmon. 

Did you know?

  • Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and China have laws requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • Over 90 percent of Americans want GMO foods labeled. (1)
  • 60 to 70 percent of processed foods available in American grocery stores contain genetically modified ingredients;(2) a majority of non-organic meat has been raised on GMO corn and soybeans.

Please ask Governor Malloy and our state legislators to pass a bill requiring the labeling of GMO foods. For further information, read this informative letter written by Analiese Paik of Fairfield.  

1. Langer, Gary “Poll: Skepticism of Genetically Modified Foods” ABC News June, 19, 2011.

2. Cowan, Tadlock. “Agricultural Biotechnology: Background and Recent Issues” Congressional Research Service June 18, 2011.

3. Photo credit: Millions Against Monsanto/CC BY 2.0