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This is what happened in Europe and over 40 countries around the world. It can happen in the U.S. This is why we can’t leave California to battle the biotech giants on their own.

Do you know which foods are genetically engineered when you go grocery shopping for your family?  Wouldn’t you want to know?  Genetically engineered foods have been on the market since 1996. It’s time they tell us what’s in the food we’re eating on a daily basis.

The Proverbial David versus Goliath

Naturally, the biotech industry is not about to let this pass without a fight. Monsanto, the Farm Bureau, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, along with corporate agribusiness, are all raising millions of dollars to spread their propaganda in an effort to defeat the California Ballot Initiative, just like they did a decade ago in Oregon.  At that time, a cabal of corporate giants, including Monsanto and DuPont, calling themselves The Coalition Against the Costly Labeling Law, outspent the pro-labeling group 30-1, and successfully defeated the labeling initiative by scaring voters into believing that labeling genetically engineered foods was  unnecessary and would raise food prices.

They did it again in Washington state last month, where campaign contributions to three of the eight politicians on the Senate Agriculture Committee—Democrat Brian Hatfield, and Republicans Jim Honeyford and Mark Schoesler—guaranteed the bill’s demise in committee. Right now, the biotech industry is also working to defeat similar GE labeling bills in Vermont, Hawaii, Connecticut, and other states. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, Monsanto spent $8 million on their lobbying efforts in 2010 alone, and gave more than $400,000 in political contributions. Monsanto also spent $120 million on advertising, to convince consumers that genetically engineered foods are safe – despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing otherwise.

Let’s send them a message, loud and clear: We have the right to know what they put into our food!

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Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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4:31AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

Boycott monsanto and buy organic.

4:38PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

It's a real shame we have so many stupid people here in Canada who voted for the warmonger corporate drone Stephen Harper who opposes letting people know what they are eating. It's unlikely he will last out his term and hopefully he will be charged and convicted for the crimes he and his cronies have committed.

12:38PM PDT on May 28, 2012

I REALLY wish I had extra money to donate, but I'm broke, all I can do is vote for it when it comes up, and spread the word as much as i can.

4:09PM PDT on May 22, 2012

We have the right to know what is in the food we consume. You are doing an injustice to all of us by hiding things from the public. It is wrong, don't allow these companies to do this anymore.

7:28PM PDT on May 14, 2012

hope they topple Monsatan!!

11:56PM PDT on May 5, 2012

Just label it.

1:43PM PDT on May 3, 2012

I am from South Africa, one of the top 10 GMO invaded countries in the world, where legislation has been passed regarding labelling of food. However the requirements are not stringent enough in that notification of the presence of GM seed or the fact that Roundup was used in seed production is not required to be disclosed. well over 90% of maize and soya production is genetically modified and nothing indicates on labels that it is so. I have written to newspapers and investigative TV programmes, referring them to Prof. Huber's work on GM production, as well as the adverse effects that he attributes to Monsanto's Roundup products. This has had some gratifying coverage, but the message needs to be aggressively promoted as the general lack of knowledge and apathy runs rampant. This whole subject needs concerted worldwide attention to get people to realize the dangers the face. Any help and support that we can get from around the world from caring people passing this information on to friends and families in South Africa, to help in making them aware of what is happening would be very welcome. we nee to exert pressure on our government agricultural departments and parliament, to face up to and deal decisively with this time bomb. Good hunting in getting the subject out in the open in the USA, where it seems that unrestricted official permission is being given to the unbridled expansion of GM produced crops and genetically engineered pesticide treatment of crops is concerned. Thi

8:05AM PDT on May 3, 2012

I have watched Food Inc. It really got to the truth! Label all our food,it is our right to know what we are buying & eating!

8:01AM PDT on May 3, 2012

Label everything! We need to know,& I believe it is our right to know!

7:27AM PDT on May 3, 2012

RE: above article - please consider viewing the documentary 'Food, Inc.'. It will give you the names of other Monsanto lawyers who ended up in other positions like in the FDA. What a racket! Monsanto, king of 'worst'.

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