The GMO Battle is Heating Up
I just recently attended the Food Revolution Summit. It was a great event, with great speakers and informative presentations, including Jeffrey Smith who is the leading spokesperson on the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Right now the GMO battle is heating up, big time.
It’s time to educate yourself and start taking action.
Now you can listen to Jeffrey Smith’s Presentation at the Food Revolution Summit on the truth about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). He explains the health and environmental dangers of GMOs, and the politics behind it.
Take Genetically Engineered Foods Out Of Your Diet!
Here you can listen to three Food Revolution Summit interviews on the truth about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
A majority of Americans say they would choose not to purchase a genetically modified product if given the choice, and yet more than 70% of the foods in US supermarkets and restaurants contain genetically modified ingredients.
FDA scientists warned that GM foods could create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. Yet despite their recommendations, there have never been any long-term studies conducted on humans.
Meanwhile, Monsanto-patented GM seeds are now planted on more than 90% of the US corn, soy, canola and sugar beet cropland. The company is making billions.
Approximately 90% of the American public supports mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. And yet last week, when two states, Vermont and Connecticut, attempted to pass legislation to require extremely popular GMO labeling, it was legal threats from Monsanto that ultimately killed the legislation.
Knowing full-well that a GM label would have a profound impact on consumer choice and therefore on Monsanto’s profits, the company is threatening to hold states liable for any resultant loss in business.
Some of us, however, think that we should have a right to know what’s in our food. We want the opportunity to make informed choices about whether or not we consume GMOs.
A ballot initiative to require labeling in California, which is the world’s 8th largest economy, would effect packaging and ingredient decisions nationwide and even internationally.
The biotech industry is expected to spend $60 to $100 million trying to defeat the California initiative. They’ll say that it would raise prices, be bad for farmers, and subvert efforts to end world hunger. None of which is true.
But with 80% of Californians currently supporting the labeling initiative, Monsanto and its allies may have a tough time convincing a majority of the state’s voters that they should stay in the dark about what they’re eating.
California’s voters will go to the polls in November for what might be a watershed moment in the struggle. To stay informed, or to contribute time, talent, or treasure to the cause, visit labelgmos.org.
Two of the organizations at the forefront the GMO struggle worldwide are led by Summit speakers Ronnie Cummins (Organic Consumers Association) and Jeffrey Smith (Institute for Responsible Technology).
“The arc of the moral universe is long”, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., told us, “but I believe it bends towards justice.”
It doesn’t bend all by itself.The GMO Battle is Heating Up,