Call to Action – Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit
Seven years ago, the FDA was tasked with finalizing Gluten Free Labeling standards in the US and still nothing has been done. Current estimates are that 1 in 133 Americans (3 million) has celiac disease and must adhere to a gluten free diet, not to mention the estimated 18 million who eat gluten free to alleviate allergies, food sensitivities, and symptoms from other illnesses. That’s not just a few people on a fad diet. That’s a pretty big deal!
To draw attention to the FDA’s inaction, and to galvanize the burgeoning gluten-free community, leading members of this community will host Capitol Hill legislators, noted celiac disease researchers, gluten-free community leaders and food corporations to the first Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit, in Washington, D.C. on May 4th, 2011.
Coinciding with the newly recognized National Celiac Awareness Month, the event will also feature the world’s largest gluten-free cake – symbolizing the big deal that clear, accurate, reliable labeling plays in the lives of people dependent on labeling for their health.
THE EVENT: MAY 4
At the Summit on May 4th, in Washington, D.C., the World’s Tallest Gluten-Free & Dairy free cake, estimated to be 12 feet tall, will be unveiled during a V.I.P. reception for federal lawmakers, concerned members and supporters of the gluten-free community, members of the media and gluten-free food manufacturers!
YOU CAN HELP!
Please respond quickly as there are currently only 5 weeks to get as many signatures as possible on this petition!
SIGN THE PETITION
So easy! It’s online! The more signatures, the more attention this cause will receive!
SEND A LETTER TO THE FDA
Couldn’t be easier – there’s one already written and addressed that you can use or edit. The more letters, the more attention this cause will receive!
DONATE TO THE CAUSE*
Tax Deductible Donations in increments of $11.33, (or even $133 or $1133 if you feel so inclined) are encouraged, although any amount will be accepted.
*Monies donated for the Gluten-Free Food Labeling Summit 2011 will be utilized for the event and remaining donations will be donated to the American Celiac Disease Alliance, to further their mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit representing and advocating on behalf of the entire celiac community – patients, physicians, researchers, food manufacturers and other service providers.
Gluten Freeville receives no compensation for bringing this event to your attention – just a reporter, supporter and gluten free advocate.