Sen. Warren Supports Mandatory GMO Labels! Now, She Needs to Tell the FDA!
It took 42,000 petition signatures and a visit to her office. But on November 4, noted consumer advocate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) finally took a position in favor of mandatory labels on food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when she signed on as a co-sponsor to the Boxer-DeFazio bill.
We’re grateful that Sen. Warren has come around to our side. The only problem is, she’s still also siding with Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) by asking the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize its guidance for voluntary labeling of GMOs.
Please sign our petition to let Sen. Warren know you appreciate her support for mandatory GMO labels, but you’d like her to stop supporting Monsanto's and the GMA’s plan for voluntary GMO labels.
How could Sen. Warren be supporting both consumers and the biotech and junk food industries? At the same time?
If the FDA finalizes its 2001 guidance on voluntary labeling, it could mean the end for any state or federal mandatory GMO labeling law. And it could even make it impossible for manufacturers of non-GMO products to legitimately claim their products are non-GMO.
We need Sen. Warren to on our side. Please sign our petition and ask her to withdraw her letter to the FDA seeking guidance on voluntary labeling of GMOs.