Celebrity Moms Unite: Make GMO Labels Mandatory
Malin Akerman, Frances Fisher, Constance Zimmer, Sharon Osbourne. These Hollywood A-listers have one big thing in common: They’re mothers who want to know about GMOs lurking in their foods.
The women teamed up with the Environmental Media Association, the AllergyKids Foundation, and the Just Label It campaign to ask the Federal Food Administration to require labels so that mothers—and every other consumer—can make an informed choice about the food they purchase.
“As consumers, we have the right to know what’s in the food that we’re buying. As mothers, we have the right to demand it for our families,” said EMA President Debbie Levin.
The famous moms in this PSA agree and are adding their voices to the cause.
“With the proliferation of GMO products, it is imperative that we know whether we are poisoning our children and ourselves. Labeling will clearly give us that choice. Currently, my motto is, ‘If it’s not on the label, it’s not on my table.’ I look for the ‘This Product Does Not Contain GMOs’ label.
“Look at all the companies resisting labeling—they are the culprits. They are hiding GMOs in our babies’ food. We have a moral obligation to protect our children; I would hope that food suppliers would be ethical enough to just let us know the truth as to what is in the food they sell.”
“As mothers, it is our responsibility to know what we’re feeding our children. We all deserve to know how it’s made and where it came from. Labels provide that information.”
“There are enough surprises in raising a kid. As a parent, I don’t want to be surprised by what’s in their food. Everyone should be able to know what they’re eating.”
“People can go ahead and produce all the GMO food they want. As parents, we just want to know about it.”