- NJ Jaeger
- Los Angeles, CA
- United States
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Do you think genetically modified foods remain unlabeled due to politicial influence?
Consumer Activists Unite to Demand Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
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Washington D.C. – A growing number of consumer activists are staging demonstrations all over the US, with the largest so far at the White House on March 26, 2011.
They demand labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods and they’re urging activists around the country to “Rally for the Right to Know” locally. The idea has spread like wildfire with other grassroots rallies already being planned in Colorado, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida and Oregon to coincide with the rally in Washington DC.
Their demands are simple:
1.We have the right to know and want genetically modified foods labeled.
2.We want factory farmed animal and genetically modified animal products labeled.
3.We want independent, transparent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMO’s for animals, plants and humans.
4.We want the organic industry protected from cross-contamination and law suits to organic farmers.
The FDA currently considers GM foods “substantially equivalent” and therefore doesn’t require labeling.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows:
• Health risks and environmental dangers,
• Corporate control of world food and seed supplies,
• Monopolization through patents,
• Government lobbying and corporate interest over human interest in all levels of government.
Monsanto is the leader in GM patents with their biotech seeds and/or trait technology accounting for 88% of the total GM crop area worldwide.
“We will not stop in our efforts to accomplish our goals. If the FDA won’t tell people, we will."