CCOF Signs “Living with GMOs: A Letter from America”

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CCOF joined individuals and groups representing some 57 million Americans in signing a letter that warns citizens, politicians, and regulators in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the European Union about the hazards of genetically modified crops (GMOs).

The letter describes the history of GMOs in the United States, including the struggle of farmers and concerned citizens to increase oversight and regulation of GMO crops. The letter not only points out environmental concerns, but it also notes that GMO drift continues to plague non-GMO producers across the United States.

CCOF proudly signed onto this letter and encourages you to endorse the letter and share it to show your support as well.

“CCOF is committed to ensuring the integrity of organic food. GMOs are absolutely prohibited in organic production, and CCOF has spent decades advocating for increased federal regulation of GMOs. Today, labeling GMOs is a top priority for CCOF because we want to ensure that consumers continue to have clear and accessible options for healthy, organic foods” said Cathy Calfo, Executive Director for CCOF.

Visit the “The Letter from America” website to read the full text of the letter and sign on today.