The Petition of Right is a major English constitutional document, which sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing. The Petition of Right was produced by the English Parliament in the run-up to the English Civil War. It was passed by Parliament in May, 1628, and given the royal assent by Charles I in June of that year. The Petition is most notable for its confirmation of the principles that taxes can be levied only by Parliament, that martial law may not be imposed in time of peace, and that prisoners must be able to challenge the legitimacy of their detentions through the writ of habeas corpus. Additionally, the Petition's ban on the billeting of troops is reflected in the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Petition on the labeling of GM food
We, the undersigned, urge you to implement and enforce the laws so that consumers are fully aware of the choice between products containing genetically modified ingredients, and the fully free from GMOs.
Given the increasing number of alarming scientific reports, proving the harmfulness of products resulting from genetic manipulation, we want to be free to decide what will be on our plates. Therefore, we call for clear rules on the labeling of food products containing GMOs and their derivatives, and the introduction of signs to ensure that the product was made without the use of that technology, ie only the organisms without artificially introduced genes.