The Letter from America is a unique citizen to citizen action and a plea from a continent that has been devastated GM farming and food not to make the mistakes it has made. The letter, which sheds a light on what our food future in the UK and the rest of Europe will be if we don’t change course, have been signed by NGOs, groups academics, scientists, farmers, food manufactures, and high profile individuals representing some 57 million Americans.

If you live in the US or Canada and you’d like to join this powerful coalition of signatories, click here. If you live in the UK, help us spread the word. Send a link to the letter to your MP and use social media and email to invite to your friends and family to read it too.


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  • Physicians for Social Responsibility

    Physician-led health advocacy group

    “Physicians are very concerned about exposure to the combination of 2,4-D and glyphosate because of the potential lifelong and irreversible effects on the health of vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women and farm workers.” – Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility

    Visit the Physicians for Social Responsibility website

  • Alliance for Natural Health US

    International health promotion organization

    “GMOs pose a real and present danger to our environment, our economy and our very health. The risks involved with this technology clearly outweigh any benefits. This is why over 70% of Americans wish to avoid eating foods containing GMOs and over 90% believe that GMOs should be labeled; but, to this point, industry monetary might has thwarted public opinion. When will our leaders listen to those they serve and halt this mad dash toward ruin?”

    Visit the Alliance for Natural Health US website

  • Healthy Child Healthy World

    Parental advocacy on toxins in the environment

    “We are deeply concerned about the health risks of genetically engineered foods and the associated insecticides and herbicides, especially their effect on the bodies of growing children. Children eat more food per pound of body weight than the average adult. As a result, pound for pound, they have substantially heavier exposures than adults to any toxins that are present in food, water or air. Children are undergoing rapid growth and development and their delicate developmental processes are easily disrupted. We must keep them safe.”

    Visit Healthy Child Healthy World

  • American Academy of Environmental Medicine

    Educating physicians on environment and ill-health

    “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signaling, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system. The AAEM asks Physicians to consider the possible role of GM foods in the disease processes of the patients they treat and to document any changes in patient health when changing from GM food to non‐GM food.”

    Visit the American Academy of Environmental Medicine

  • GreenMedInfo

    Open access, natural medicine database

    “The consequences of the widespread adoption of the agrochemical-dependent GM food production system in my country are so dire that I fear that much of the damage it has wrought to our collective health and environment is now entirely irreversible. You are fortunate enough to still have an opportunity to put the health and rights of your citizens first, and avoid falling prey to the type of false marketing and questionable science that promotes a food production system that requires the gradual destruction of the microbial, flora and animal biodiversity of the arable surface of the earth (arguably this planet’s greatest treasure) in favor of a few chosen, proprietary GM crops.” – SayerJi, founder GreenMedInfo

    Visit GreenMedInfo


    Health newsletter and natural health products

    “Genetically engineered foods have never been proven safe for consumption, and there are definitive correlations between the results from GMO animal-feeding studies and the patterns of human disease we’re now seeing. The solutions are there, we just need to overcome the chemical technology industry’s iron grip on our food supply, and that begins in the home of each and every one of us, with the food choices we make every day.” – Dr Joseph Mercola, founder

  • Natural Society

    Natural Society

    Transforming health effectively and naturally

    “Never before have we seen such an awakening in not only the United States, but the world at large in regards to the disturbing takeover of our food supply. And at the forefront of this direct attack on the very substances we feed ourselves and our families, stands genetically modified organisms — GMOs. Spearheaded by the highly-hated biotech juggernaut Monsanto, it’s essential that we support key initiatives like The Letter From America in order to voice our opposition to Monsanto’s endless corruption of our crops. Across the board, we see Monsanto stocks falling and GMO farmers jumping ship. Going forward into 2015, it’s easy to see that now is the time to act. Now is the time to take back our food supply.”


  • Weston A Price Foundation

    Promoting wise traditions in food, farming and the healing arts

    ““Both genetically engineered plants themselves, and the herbicide routinely used with them, pose grave health consequences, especially to growing children. The planet needs to come to its senses and return to traditional seed selection and breeding.” – Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation

    Visit the Weston A Price Foundation

  • Allergy Kids Foundation

    Making clean and safe food affordable to all children

    Visit the Allergy Kids website

  • Moms Across America

    Empowering millions to educate themselves about GMOs

    “Moms Across America urges Europe to remain cautious and protect the health of their children, citizens and future generations by maintaining and fortifying your ban on GMO crops. Although Big Ag farmers and chemical companies in America would like you to believe you need GMOs, you don’t. Your farmers have farmed for thousands of years without them and will be much better off, in the long run, not using GMOs and toxic chemicals on your soil and food crops. Many scientists, doctors and moms now strongly suspect pesticides drift and residues on crops are the underlying cause of the 24.7 million children, 1 out of 2 children which are chronically ill in America. Moms Across America see their children get better when they do not eat GMOs and toxic chemicals and we wish for your children to remain healthy. Please do not allow GMOs in your country, in your food or your crops.” – Zen Honeycutt, Founder

    Visit the Moms Across Ammerica website

  • ConnFACT

    Fighting to protect citizens from the hazards of toxic chemicals

    “It’s wonderful to see the issue of GMO labeling becoming more visible on a global basis. People are becoming more conscious & aware of what they are eating and more grassroots efforts are popping up to insist GMOs be labeled. The most important thing people can do is to vote with their dollar by buying organic and non-GMO products as much as possible. This is what will send the message to those who need to hear the message. The food manufacturers will start re-formulating and then the farmers will start producing more non-GMO crops.”

    Visit the ConnFACT website


  • Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD

    Registered dietician, writer, blogger

    “As a registered dietitian, I am troubled by the use of GMOs. There are legitimate concerns about their safety, their impact on the environment, and the corporate control of the food supply. In addition, I am alarmed by the behavior of biotech companies, big ag, food manufacturers, and some biotech scientists and journalists who aggressively push their pro-GMO agenda or attack those who do not agree with their ideology. They have alienated many, including me. Their total lack of respect for my right to know what’s in my food is reason enough for me to reject their product.”

    Visit Carole Bartolotto’s blog

  • Melissa Diane Smith

    Nutritionist and author, Going Against GMOs

    “GMOs pose risks to our health, the environment, farmers, our food security, and the control of our food. It’s time for all of us to wake up to the disturbing truth that has been hidden from us about GMOs and work together to go against GMOs to protect our food system, our health, and our planet.”

    Visit Melissa Diane Smith’s website

  • Dr Michelle Perro


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  • Dr Margaret Flowers

    Pediatrician, healthcare activist

    Read more about Dr Margaret Flowers


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  • Ken Roseboro

    Editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report

    “There are many problems with genetic engineering technology starting with its invasive scattershot approach and including negative health and environmental risks, lack of safety testing and intimidation of scientists conducting risk assessment research, corporate monopolization of seed by chemical/biotechnology companies, and contamination of non-GMO and organic foods, to name a few. When a technology causes so many “unintended consequences” and negative impacts, scientists, government, and business leaders should seriously question its value to the world and look for more sustainable and ecological alternatives.”

    Visit the Organic & Non-GMO Report website

  • Mamavation/ShiftCon

    Docudrama and weight loss support group for moms in social media.

    Visit the Mamavation website



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GMO groups


  • Label GMOs

    Campaign for GMO food labeling in the US

    “Millions of Californians stand in unity with the people of the UK. We urge you to take a strong stand for your right to know what’s in all of your food and to enact local and national laws that support your right to self governance for local food sovereignty.”

    Visit the Label GMOs website

  • GMO Free USA

    Harnessing independent science to advocate for sustainable food and ecological systems

    “Don’t be fooled by Biotech industry scientists who tell you that GE foods are safe and have no adverse health effects. In the US, we’ve seen rising rates of chronic diseases since their introduction nearly 20 years ago. GE foods are not labeled in the US, which makes it easy for Biotech corporations to avoid accountability. Over 70% of processed foods on our grocery store shelves are made with unlabeled GE ingredients and we have lost our basic freedom to choose what we eat and feed our families. You must not allow this to happen in the UK. My hope is that this letter will open your eyes to the truth about the many risks associated with genetically engineered foods. As our economy becomes increasingly more global, it is even more important for us to band together to address this issue on an international level. We need to stand together to protect our health, the health of future generations and our environment. Together we are stronger.”

    Visit the GMO Free USA website

  • Non-GMO Project

    Preserving and building sources of non-GMO products

    “The Non-GMO Project believes that everyone has the right to know what is in the food they eat and feed their families. With genetically modified organisms (GMOs) present in more than 80% of conventional processed foods, shoppers are looking for transparent and reliable labeling to help them make informed purchasing decisions. The Non-GMO Project Verification mark provides shoppers an assurance that the food they are purchasing is compliant with the Non-GMO Project’s rigorous Standard for GMO avoidance. The downstream impact of shoppers increasingly choosing non-GMO products is that more non-GMO acres are being planted. The future of our food supply depends on empowering individuals with the information they need to feed their loved ones with confidence.”

    Visit the Non-GMO Project website

  • GMO Inside

    Getting GMOs & toxins out of our food

    “Europe has been a leader in exercising precaution on GMOs, and its rejection of GMOs has helped slow a technology that has never been proven safe and is leading to an increase in toxic chemicals, depleted soils, and pollinator declines wherever it is used. The United States should act as a cautionary tale for Europe and the world. What we need is for US leaders to listen to their own citizens and end the dangerous GMO experiment. What we definitely do not need is for the biotech industry to run roughshod over England and the European continent to force GMOs on their people.”

    Visit the GMO Inside website

  • Biosafety Alliance

    Supporting biodiversity and food sovereignty for all

    “Technology has created unexpected problems for humanity and the environment; once technology is applied to biological organisms we can expect that there will be unknown changes in these organisms. If our bodies need these organisms to build their cells and keep working correctly but this cells have been modified genetically, then will experience unexpected alterations in our systems. If we don’t stop playing with nature, we will be just children playing with guns.”

    Visit the Biosafety Alliance website

  • Council for Responsible Genetics

    Represents the public interest and fosters public debate around GMOs

    “The real and potentially adverse effects of GMOs have been understated or negated by government and corporations, neglected by the press, and ignored by many in the scientific community who accept uncritically a corporate-crafted message.””

    Visit the Council for Responsible Genetics website

  • etc group

    Action group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration

    Visit the etc group website

  • Institute for Responsible Technology

    Educating policy makers and the public about GM foods and crops

    Visit the Institute for Responsible Technology website

  • Kids Right to Know

    To inform, educate, and motivate kids to stand up and make a difference

    Visit the Kids Right to Know website

  • Babes Against Biotech

    Awareness and education about the dangers of GMOs & their related pestides

    Visit the Babes Against Biotech website

  • Citizens for GMO Labeling

    Grassroots right-to-know movement of parents, farmers and citizens

    Visit the Citizens for GMO Labeling website

  • GMO Free Maryland

    Supporting GMO labeling in Maryland

    Visit the GMO Free Maryland website

  • NH Right to Know GMO

    Supporting GMO labelling in New Hampshire

    Visit the NH Right to Know GMO website

  • GMO Free Connecticut

    Educating consumers about the dangers of GMOs

    Visit the GMO Free CT website

  • GMO Free Pennsylvania

    Advocating for GM labeling in Pennsylvania

    Visit the GMO Free PA website

  • Need to Know GMO New Jersey

    Inspiration awareness and action on GMO labelling

    “The promise of genetically engineered crops has not been fulfilled.  The hungry masses have not been fed; according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, more people than ever are victims of hunger; Agricultural chemical use has not declined but has more than doubled; GE crops cannot be contained; US non-GMO farmers are continually discovering cross-contamination in their fields, and transgenic canola has escaped cultivated fields and is growing wild in Canada, United States, Japan, Australia and Europe; GMOs have not been shown to be safe for humans or animals and the only beneficiaries are the multinational chemical companies that are selling the seeds and their accompanying chemicals. The rights of companies to exponentially increase their profits must never take precedence over the protection of the environment nor must it supersede the consumers’ rights to safety and informed choice.” – Barbara Thomas, GMO Free NJ

    Visit the GMO Free NJ website

  • GMO Free DC

      Educatingconsumers on the health hazards of a GMO diet

    Visit the GMO Free DC website

  • GMO Free Florida

    Raising awareness on the issue of GMOs in our food and environment

    “We have a right to know what we are feeding our families, we want transparency, accountability, traceability of food ingredients, we want a responsible, sustainable, food supply that protects heirloom seeds, farmers and can truly feed the world.”

    Visit the GMO Free Florida website

  • GMO Free Arizona

    Fighting for GMO labeling in Arizona

    Visit the GMO Free Arizona website


  • GMO Free Nevada

    Educating about genetically modified organisms

    Visit the GMO Free Nevada website

  • No GMO 4 Michigan

    Campaigning for GMO labelling in Michigan

    “Knowledge is power and NoGMO4Michigan wants to give the power back to the people of Michigan. Our citizens have the right to know what is in our food. Our organization strives to provide them with the education and with that knowledge, the power to choose what they eat.”

    Visit the No GMO 4 Michigan website

  • GMO Action Alliance

    Alliance of US grassroots organizations campaigning on GMOs

    Visit the GMO Action Alliance website

  • GMO Free Canada

    National group supporting the labeling of genetically modified foods

    Visit the GMO Free Canada facebook page

  • GMO Free Planet

    Dedicated to educating the public about GMOs.

    Visit the GMO Free Planet website


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