The Consumer Right to Know initiative has united scientists, physicians, elected officials, businesses, organizations, religious leaders, entertainment industry members, farmers, and consumers behind an effort to ensure mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods (for more information, call 641-472-2809). The 150 signatories on the initiative's letter to food retail executives include:
- Senator John Nutting (ME)
- Senator Don Preister (NE)
- Senator Diane Watson (CA)
- Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Pres.,
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
- Dr. Liebe F. Cavalieri, Prof. Emeritus, School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University
- Prof. Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Dr. Ruth Hubbard, Prof. Emerita of Biology, Harvard University*
- Dr. Michael Janson, Pres., American Preventive Medicine Assn.
- Prof. Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D., Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy, Tufts University*
- Doris J. Rapp, M.D.
- Bella Abzug, Pres., Women's Environmental & Development Org.
- Brent Blackwelder, Pres., Friends of the Earth
- Wendy Gordon, Exec. Director, Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet
- Susan Haeger, Exec. Director, Citizens for Health
- Daniel Seligman, Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Campaign
- U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)
- Tom Goldtooth, National Coordinator, Indigenous Environmental Network
- John Robbins, Founder, EarthSave International
- Daniel Sanders, Pres., Ecosport
- Patagonia, Inc.
- Michael Q. Ford, Exec. Director, National Nutritional Foods Assn.
- Michael C. Gilliland, CEO, Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
- Aubrey Hampton, CEO, Aubrey Organics
- Jeffrey Hollender, Pres. and CEO, Seventh Generation
- Michael Potter, Pres., Eden Foods
- Peter Roy, Pres., Whole Foods Market, Inc.
- Westbrae Natural Foods, Little Bear Organics, Bearitos
- Gillian Anderson, Actress
- Howard Gordon, Exec. Producer, 20th Century Fox Television
- Amy Domini, Pres., Domini Social Equity Fund
- Rick Prill, Pres., New Hope Communications
- Rabbi Michael Lerner, Tikkun Magazine
- *Institution for identification only.