It’s Time to Label Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified foods and crops pose serious threats to human, animal and environmental health — but Big Ag doesn’t want you to know that.

“Genetic modification” refers to the manipulation of DNA by humans to change the essential makeup of plants and animals. The technology inserts genetic material from one species into another to give a crop or animal a new quality, such as the ability to produce a pesticide. These DNA transfers could never occur in nature and are not as precise as proponents make them sound. To learn about the many dangers of GMO foods, check out the info-packed article The Threats from Genetically Modified Foods.

Right now, there’s a fight raging in California over the issue of whether GMO foods should be labeled. Many consumers across the country have been demanding such a label for years, and Proposition 37, which is on the ballot this November, could finally make that a reality.

The Organic Consumers Association had this to say about the debate: “In the food sector, we cannot continue to hand over 90 percent of our consumer dollars to out-of-control, biotech, chemical-intensive, energy-intensive, greenhouse gas polluting corporations and ‘profit at any cost’ retail chains. The growth of the Organic Alternative is literally a matter of survival. After two decades of biotech bullying and force-feeding unlabeled and hazardous genetically engineered foods to animals and humans, it’s time to move beyond defensive measures — such as petitioning the FDA — and go on the offensive.”

Find out more about the California ballot initiative by reading An Open Letter to the Organic Community: The California Ballot Initiative to Label GMOs and Corporate Ag Spending Millions of Dollars to Fight GM Food Labeling.

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24 comments

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

People have a right to know what they are eating.

Theresa Thoraldson
Theresa T3 years ago

that picture gives me the creeps. thanks for sharing~

Robin R.
Robin R.3 years ago

Labeling food should be mandatory across the world with no exceptions. Why is this even up for debate? Because the people who don't want you to know what you are eating (or what your steak ate when it was still a cow) are the ones who fund the politician's campaigns.

Penny Bacon
.3 years ago

Labeling should have been done a long time ago.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

Actually, it is long overdue

Elaya Raja
Elaya Raja3 years ago

Thank you. Good Share

Elaya Raja
Elaya Raja3 years ago

Thank you. Good Share

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

Nicole Gorman
Nicole Gorman3 years ago

Labeling should only be the very first step, but it's an important step!!

Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P.3 years ago

thanks