Canada GMO Petition
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We, the undersigned, demand that the Canadian delegates to the Codex Committee on Food Labeling cease opposing and obstructing the wishes of the vast majority of Canadians who support the adoption of rules requiring the disclosure of GMO food ingredients on food labels. We are all consumers and we have the right to know exactly what we are consuming.
Recent polls of the Canadian people show that they strongly support such full disclosure of GMO ingredients. In a poll conducted by the Toronto Star, 98% of Canadians polled wanted genetically engineered foods to be labeled. (See http://www.safe-food.org/-issue/polls.html.)
Despite such strong support, the Canadian delegate to these Codex meetings has ignored for many years now the wishes of Canadians and has instead opposed labeling. In concert with her American counterpart, she has pushed the narrow commercial interests of those who know consumers will not buy their GMO foods if full disclosure on the label is made.
The Canadian delegate must be instructed to abandon her opposition and immediately begin supporting adoption of a GMO food labeling standard at Codex and for all food products in Canada. And if she refuses once again to follow the wishes of her employers, we the Canadian people, then she should be replaced with someone who will follow our wishes.
Now, Send your petition to Kathy Twardek!
Government of Canada
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9
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