United Farm Workers

 

We have a right to know what we are eating. Sign the GE pledge.

The movement to label genetically engineered (GE) food is growing. People across the country — in Hawaii, Washington, Iowa, Connecticut and beyond — are working hard to pass labeling laws. We even hear a federal bill is in the works. Unfortunately, big corporations like Monsanto are working just as hard to block each and every initiative.

Please pledge your support. More than 90% of Americans favor GE labeling. Together, we can build the momentum to win, despite the "Big 6" pesticide and GE seed corporations doing their best to stop labeling efforts. Last fall the Big 6 spent $21 million dollars to defeat the Prop 37 labeling initiative in California. More recently, they've thwarted bills in New Mexico and Colorado. Why do the Big 6 oppose labeling GE food? Because they fear they would lose market share if consumers knew just how much of our food — up to 80% of non-organic products on grocery store shelves today — includes GE ingredients.

We still don't know the long-term effects of eating GE food, because industry has suppressed the science that could answer this question. But we do know that GE crops drive up the use of health-harming pesticides — pesticides produced by the very same corporations that patent GE seeds.

Take the pledge. Join UFW supporters and millions across the country fighting for the simple right to know what we're eating. By working together, we can win this one. Sign the pledge and take a stand!