From: Michael Benedetto (email@example.com)
Sent: Fri 6/20/14 9:42 AM
To: 'Raul Rivera' (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Mr. Rivera,
Thank you for your email in regard to labeling genetically engineered food.
I agree with you, and want you to know that I am a co-sponsor of this legislation.
Member of Assembly
Dear, Assembly Member Michael Benedetto,
I just signed a letter saying:
As your constituent, I'm writing to ask you to support and co-sponsor 2014 [Assembly Bill A 3535 / Senate Bill S 3835] legislation that would require the labeling of food that has been genetically engineered or partially produced with genetic engineering. These foods are also commonly known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs.
Already, 64 other countries around the world inform their citizens if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory with simple labels, and it's time that we share that basic right. If the same companies can label foods containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in Russia, China and South Africa, I believe they should label them in New York as well.
Polls regularly show that more than 90% of Americans want labeling of genetically engineered foods, and a 2011 poll found that GMO labeling has broad bipartisan support, with 89% of Republicans, 90% of Independents and 93% of Democrats favor GMO labeling in the U.S.
Join thousands of mothers, farmers and advocates in helping New York lead the way on labeling of genetically engineered foods, because we have a right to know what's in the food that we're eating and feeding our families.
Food Journey with Raul