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Label It Yourself: Take Action To Expose GMOs

Label It Yourself: Take Action To Expose GMOs

Near the end of February, Occupy Wall Street launched an event called “Occupy Your Food Supply.” As my way of participating, I posted an article called “Let’s Occupy Our Food Supply By Labeling GMOs.”

In it, I pointed out that instead of protecting us from the dangerous, untested, contaminant known as “genetically modified organisms“, our government has welcomed it into our food supply. Allowing biotech companies like Monsanto to profit while putting the health of every single American at risk.

A 2010 Thomson Reuters PULSE Healthcare Survey poll found that 93 percent of US consumers support the labeling of GMOs. Despite these findings, and President Obama’s promise during his presidential campaign to push for labeling, the US government has refused to allow labels for GMO food to appear on grocery shelves in America.

In doing so, the government has denied us the right to control what we eat. They are forcing us to take part in a sick experiment that scientific research already shows will end badly. So it’s time to push back.

Label It Yourself (#LIY) is a decentralized, autonomous grassroots campaign born out of our broken food system. “We have been asking our government to label food products so we can make educated decisions about what we eat,” write its participants. “The government has ignored our requests and so we are taking matters into our own hands.”

The LIY website provides all the resources necessary to print your own GMO warning labels, as well as a guide to identifying foods that contain genetically engineered components.

“Using LIY’s resources, we encourage people to: autonomously label GMOs and empower others to do so, rescue words like “All Natural” and “Natural Flavors” from being hijacked, expose unfair labor practices, reads the official website. “We have a right to know what is in our food and where it is coming from.

The Label It Yourself campaign is not intended to disparage anyone’s personal food choices. It is about bringing attention to the lack of transparency on the part of corporations and our government when it comes to the food we buy and eat. In order for us to make informed decisions about the food we put in our bodies, we need to know what’s in it and how it’s produced!”

If you’re tired of watching your neighbors and loved ones unknowingly consume food products that are known to cause infertility, birth defects, allergies, and digestive problems, visit the LIY site and learn more about how you can take action in your local grocery store.

Like “Label It Yourself” on Facebook or follow @labelityourself on Twitter to join the conversation about the need for mandatory GMO labeling.

Related Reading:

Protesters Demand GMO Labels At Right2Know March

Mandatory GMO Labeling Could Be On The 2012 Ballot In California

Vermont Introduces Law Requiring Labels On Genetically Modified Foods

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8:30AM PST on Nov 9, 2012

It's good to see people suggesting peaceful ways to take action with petitions, rather than the vandalism proported by the LIY campaign. Read more here ☛ http://www.goingveggie.com/post-prop-37-gmos-feed-your-passion-not-the-trolls/

1:44PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Below is a link to a petition to the Whitehouse to require labeling of foods containing GMOs.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/require-all-genetically-modified-foods-be-labeled-such/yZCBVVz0

3:59AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

"The will of the people" should be what matters in America, but it is not! Obviously, America has been "bought" by corporations and our own nasty, low politicians.

1:58PM PDT on Apr 26, 2012

Thank-you ~♥

9:05AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Grazie per la condivisione.

6:15AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

The Label It Yourself site is improperly linked in the article.

The correct URL is http://labelityourself.org/

2:57PM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Awesome! Thanks.

1:37PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

is that legal?

10:25PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Maybe start a petition aimed at President Obama reminding him of his campaign promise about labeling food?

10:13PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

And Western Society is meant to be democratic!!!!! There is no freedom when it comes to our food and we don't even know what is in it. Do you want a plastic hot dog or perhaps a hamburger that will last so long you can eat it ten years from now? Who needs a refrigerator?

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