Earlier this week, 55 Members of Congress signed on to a letter
that calls on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner
Margaret Hamburg, M.D. to require the labeling of genetically engineered
(GE) food. The bicameral letter, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and
Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), was written in support of a legal
petition filed by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) on behalf of the Just
Label It campaign and its nearly 400 partner organizations and
businesses, including Beyond Pesticides. So far, more than 950,000 people have submitted comments
in support of labeling since CFS filed the legal petition
in October 2011.
The campaign also recently launched a new infographic,
(pictured to the right) which visually explains why FDA should Just
Label It. It is designed to clearly show the need for labeling of GE
foods, and is convenient for sharing on-line and via social media.