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Hawaii lawmakers

As concerned residents of Hawaii, we urge you to pass a bill to label genetically engineered foods in the state.

Food labeling has empowered tens of millions of Americans to take control of what we eat and feed our families for health, economic, environmental, ethical or religious reasons. However, these freedoms are being denied to the three-quarters of Hawaiian voters interviewed in a recent Hawaii Poll who want the state legislature to pass a law requiring that all genetically engineered foods sold in Hawaii carry labels.

Unlike 64 other countries—including the European Union member states, Japan, Brazil, Russia and China—the U.S. has no law requiring labeling of GE foods. Since FDA has to-date refused to label GE foods, individual states have the duty and the right to take action and require GE food labeling to protect citizen interests, including public health, consumer right to know, the economic interests of farmers and fishers, and our agricultural lands, fisheries, and surrounding environment.

Labeling is essential for Hawaiians to choose whether or not we want to consume or feed our families risky genetically engineered foods.

Signed,

Center for Food Safety

This petition closed 2 months ago

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Hawaii's lawmakers recently failed to pass a bill to label GE foods in the state. Sign the petition urging Hawaii lawmakers to pass a state labeling bill in the next legislative session!

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Hawaii's lawmakers recently failed to pass a bill to label GE foods in the state. Sign the petition urging Hawaii lawmakers to pass a state labeling bill in the next legislative session!

In the U.S., we pride ourselves on having choices and making informed decisions. Under current FDA regulations, we don't have that choice when it comes to genetically engineered (GE) foods we purchase and feed our families.

A poll recently released in the Honolulu Star Advertiser showed that three-quarters of voters interviewed in a Hawaii Poll want the state Legislature to pass a law requiring that genetically engineered foods sold in Hawaii carry labels.

Let's show lawmakers what that support looks like—Sign the petition urging the state legislature to pass a GE food labeling bill. We'll submit your signatures to lawmakers and let them know Hawaii supports GE food labeling in the state!

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