Sunday, March 4, 2012

Genetically Modified Food Labeling Initiative Gains Momentum

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

As concerns over the consumption of genetically modified foods continue to grow internationally, legislation is increasingly being introduced to mandate the labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients.

With thousands — if not millions — of products lining the grocery store shelves containing at least some genetically modified organisms (GMOs), consumers are demanding action. A total of 18 states are now examining laws that seek to explicitly label products containing GMOs.

Needless to say, the initiative isn’t making Monsanto very happy – the leading producer of genetically modified seeds with 90 percent of the market cornered. In fact, Monsanto has admitted influencing previous decisions to root out their GMO crops in places like Boulder, Colorado. Accused of organizing phony protests in support of their crops and using their profile as a mega corporation to influence key legislators, Monsanto has openly admitted influence in the key Boulder decision amid serious heat from the press.

Currently, millions of United States citizens — along with many international residents — are unknowingly consuming GMOs within their food. Sadly, many consumers believe that marketing terms like ‘all natural’ actually protect them from GMOs and other harmful ingredients.


It is for this reason that concerned consumers are taking action against companies sporting the ‘all natural’ label while simultaneously using GMOs in their products. One individual has launched a suit against Frito-Lay for loading their products with GM ingredients despite labeling them as natural. In his case, suit leader Chris Sakes says there’s nothing natural about the highly-concerning genetic modification process.

Among the 18 states, California and Illinois stick out as containing the country’s biggest market. However, the GMO labeling initiative stretches nationwide. Advocates have repeatedly demonstrated their resistance to GMOs, with more than 500 activist groups banding together over the Just Label It campaign.

One petition to the FDA, filed by the Center for Food Safety, called upon the agency to require labels for GMO-containing foods. Shockingly, the petition received 85,000 signatures in support. The number marked the most ever for a federal food petition.

Why isn’t the FDA and USDA responding to the massive amount of public concern? After all, a review of 19 studies even found that GMO crops can cause organ damage.
'Fifty countries have mandatory labeling. We’re one of the only developed countries that doesn’t. GMOs are labeled in China, Russia. Why would consumers in those countries have this information and we not have it here?' said Megan Westgate, executive director of the the Non-GMO Project.
Explore More:
  1. Obama Promised GMO Labeling in 2007
  2. Take Action Against Genetically Modified Foods Right Now
  3. Vermont Introduces Monumental GMO Labeling Legislation
  4. How to Know if Your Food is Conventional, Organic, or Genetically Modified
  5. Congress Bans FDA from Approving Genetically Modified ‘Franken’ Salmon
  6. Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods
This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Give me control of the seed supply and I care not who tills the fields."

Mayer Amschel Rothschild Monsanto

Vincent Nunes said...

It is in the best interests of Americans to have GM foods labeled as such.

It is a known fact that Monsanto employees have banned their own creations from their lunch menu.

apeman2502 said...

We all have the right to neutralize any domestic entity poisoning us intentionally or by accident. The American Bar Association has been around for over 100 years as a branch of The London Lawyers' Guild serving as an aggressive agent for the propagation of British crown authority masqueraded as an exclusive attorney's trade union. They controlled Illinois state government first followed by California and then others. It would behoove us to get laws banning American Bar Association members , past and present, from holding elected office, at once. The City of London has been blind siding us since before 1776 and it is high time to make sure they are not able to ever do it again. Learn 9-11, The DH oil well blow out, HAARP attacks, where the stock market loot is going, where the derivative fraud loot is going, and who the neocons and communists really work for. Count the dead from 9-11 world wide and the HAARP weather attacks while you monitor the gaming of the 'weather futures' market and who owns and who OPERATES(A.C.E.) these HAARP facilities while lobobama prances about. Those recent tornados were HAARP fed. I watched the HAARP system used for the 5th or 6th series on dutchsinse. Chemtrails supply an ionized medium for the radio wave excitation of the atmosphere. All roads lead to The City of London, which is not very good at invention, but they buy the hell out of it.
Monsanto's court success is based on this foreign entity's desire to poison us at a profit. Look at the totally whack court decisions supporting Monsanto. Why should the courts desert the people and their own futures in America on these matters. Can you say freemasonry, the ABA, and filthy lucre? I knew you could. Freemasonry's Grand Patron(leader)is queen lizard of England. Please reread the above for a germane answer and cause of Monsanto's success. The ABA is consistently in the top 5 campaign contributors for the presidency and White House access. That gets a lot of prancing and mewling.

Anonymous said...

IF THEY DON'T LABEL IT
THEN THEY HAVE A LOT TO HIDE

Anonymous said...

It's bizarre that we are having this conversation. All products for consumption should be accurately labeled.

The fact that "government" has approved aspartame, neotame and GMO poison shows how the system has been bent to the darkside.

It's time to retake control of the government.

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