If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about the growing momentum to label genetically engineered (GE) foods. We at the Just Label It campaign get a lot of questions from the public about GE foods. What are they? Am I eating them? Are they safe? If you’ve ever wondered about GE foods, two new online resources are just right for you.
Just Label It partner Food and Water Watch has published a free downloadable guide Genetically Engineered Food: An Overview. The comprehensive 29-page primer explains what genetic engineering is and how it differs from conventional breeding. It covers what crops are genetically engineered, explores the safety of growing and consuming GE products, and debunks common myths. If you’re looking for a short, comprehensive overview of GE foods, this is a great place to start.
Another recently released publication is the e-book Label It Now – What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods. This book cuts through the complicated scientific debate about GE foods to put forth a simple premise: We all have a right to know what’s in our food! All proceeds from the sale of the e book go to the Just Label It Campaign.
We hope you refer to these resources and recommend them to others. You can help spread the word and join the 550,000 Americans who are asking FDA to label GE foods.