- The Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America
- United States of America
Since transgenic foods have made their way onto this country's grocery shelves, many concerns have been voiced by several different groups- from those to do with the biodiversity and biological piracy in developing nations to health concerns regarding unforeseen allergic reactions and antibiotic resistance as well as environmental repercussions such as cross-pollination of non-transgenic crops by transgenic crops and new strains of plants created through the natural flow of genes from one species to another in addition to more resistant pests and weeds.
In addition, the lack of specific labeling for transgenic food products, combined with the lack of long-term testing on the effects of transgenic foods on humans, denies the consumer's right to choose between transgenic and non-transgenic foods and makes us all guinea pigs in the world's laboratory.
This is unacceptable.
Given our growing concerns regarding the sale of transgenic foods within this country, we, the undersigned, call on the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America to require special and specific labeling for transgenic food products being sold within or exported from the United States of America.
The Labels for Transgenic Foods petition to The Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America was written by Megan Newman and is in the category Science & Technology at GoPetition.