#Consumer Affairs
Johnny Isakson

May 14, 2006

My 10th grade World Affairs class is engaging in a Global Activism project. My topic is about Genetically Engineered Food.

I chose this topic because I personally wanted to know what is in the food I am eating and I want others to know as well. There is a law in progress called, "The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act." It is a law making it illegal to not label foods with genetically engineered ingredients.

Many brands that have genetically engineered products are General Mill, Nabisco, and Hunts. I am not telling you to boycott these products but to help me to encourage citizens to be aware of what they are eating and what is in their food. There is a lack of testing of these products and not enough information on their effects. A couple of effects are that they may increase the risk of allergenic reactions or may carry unpredictable toxins.

On a global scale, GE foods are benefiting investing companies and not the consumers. Some researchers believe that it will stop world hunger. This is impossible if the people who are poverty stricken cannot afford it. So why are we still continuing to make the companies richer while others are dying from hunger? 600 million people are undernourished.

All in all, I am asking that you support me by signing my petition for the passing of "The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act."

We, the undersigned, want the passing of the "The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act."

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The Label Genetically Engineered Food petition to Johnny Isakson was written by Victoria Winslow and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition.