Many of us, including me, signed a petition requesting that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) label foods that have Genetically Modified Organism (GMO). There have been many rumors and much hype in the news and Social Medias about what the FDA has done with the millions of signatures and comments.
The blog I follow and signed the petitions at is called Just Label It and you can read it from here. Follow the link to add your voice and comments.
Here is the current news from Just Label It.
"After an unprecedented 1.1 million comments delivered to FDA, we’ve had an official response: “…We have not been able to reach a decision on your petition….We hope to be able to complete the review of your petition and respond to your request in the near future.”
· NO COMMENTS have been deleted by FDA
· FDA has the 1.1 million names and is still uploading them
· Because FDA bundles similar comments together on the regulations.gov site, when they have the upload, you will only see listed hundreds of comments. But the FDA acknowledges that these entries contain ALL of the comments and names that have been submitted.
What I find really interesting is that the FDA was extremely quick and efficient when it came to asking companies to label food with food allergies, nuts, and sodium bisulfite but have become incredibly slow on labeling for GMO.
Head over to Just Label it and sign the petition if you haven't already.