The legal action is just one part of the Just Label It! campaign, which hopes to raise awareness about GE foods, which are not labeled as such in the United States.
For those unaware:
"Genetically engineered (GE) foods, also referred to as genetically modified, or GMOs, are those that are altered at the molecular level in ways that could not happen naturally. This means plants and animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs."Another aspect of the campaign allows the public (read: all of us!) to submit online letters to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Part of the letter, which you'll send by clicking here, reads:
”Genetically engineered foods are required to be labeled in the 15 European Union nations, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries around the world. As an American, I firmly believe I should also have the right to know if my foods have been genetically engineered.Also, a short video accompanies the campaign:
"A recent poll released by ABC News found that 93 percent of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. As ABC News stated, 'Such near-unanimity in public opinion is rare.'"