We are petitioning you to counter lies spun by Monsanto that you are parroting.
1. Genetically engineered crops do not increase yields. This myth was debunked in a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists called "Failure to Yield": http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_impacts/science/failure-to-yield.html
2. Genetically engineered crops do not reduce reliance on pesticides. In fact, they increase pesticide use, as the report, "Who Benefits from GM Crops?," by Friends of the Earth International showed: http://www.foei.org/en/resources/publications/pdfs/2011/who-benefits-from-gm-crops-2011/view
We just don't understand how you can flip your position on GMO labels! What makes you believe Monsanto's lies? Why aren't you listening to the 9 out of 10 voters who want GMOs labeled? Is there anything we can do to get you back on our side before November?
We hope your campaign is sincere when they say you are "considering additional steps in this area." President Obama, your FDA has the power and the responsibility to require GMO labels. Just do it! We deserve the right to know what we're eating!
Organic Consumers Association
In 2007, Senator Obama, campaigning for the presidency in the Democratic primary, promised to label genetically engineered food.
Now, if you write the Obama for America campaign about GMO labels, you get this response:
"Genetically modified crops hold out the promise of benefits like increased production and reduced reliance on pesticides. At the same time, some Americans want more information to help them choose their food. President Obama understands these concerns and is considering additional steps in this area."
What? How can he flip his position like that? What makes him believe Monsanto's lies? Why isn't he listening to the 9 out of 10 voters who want GMOs labeled? Is there anything we can do to get him back on our side before November?
The first step is to give Barack Obama a piece of our minds! Please tell the Obama for America campaign what you think about broken promises.