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The Evils of Monsanto

That does not mean it’s impossible, however. But it does require your active participation.

First and foremost, avoid buying GM foods! Since the industry has so far successfully squelched every attempt at getting genetically engineered foods labeled, avoiding them requires you to be an educated consumer.

  • Print out the Non-GMO Shopping Guide and refer to it often. It can help you identify and avoid foods with GMOs. You can also download the free iPhone application that is available in the iTunes store. You can find it by searching for ShopNoGMO in the applications.
  • Better yet, always buy USDA 100% Organic products when possible, as these do not permit GM ingredients, or buy whole fresh produce and meat from local farmers. The majority of the GMO’s you’re exposed to are via processed foods, so by cooking from scratch with whole foods, you can be sure you’re not inadvertently consuming something laced with GM ingredients.
  • When you do purchase processed food, avoid products containing anything related to corn or soy that are not 100 percent organic, as any foods containing these two non-organic ingredients are virtually guaranteed to contain genetically engineered ingredients, as well as toxic herbicide residues.
  • For ongoing updates, follow our Non-GMO’s page on Facebook.

We CAN shift the balance by simply voting with our pocketbooks and forks. Europe successfully did this over a decade ago, without any government assistance, and Americans can drive GMO’s out of our food supply as well, but it requires educating the public about what GM foods are.

Important Action Item: Support California’s Ballot Initiative to Label GMO’s!

In 2007, then-Presidential candidate Obama promised to “immediately” require GM labeling if elected. So far, nothing of the sort has transpired.

Fortunately, 24 US states have (as part of their state governance) something called the Initiative Process, where residents can bring to ballot any law they want enacted, as long as it has sufficient support. California has been busy organizing just such a ballot initiative to get mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods sold in their state. The proposed law will be on the ballot for 2012.

Michigan and Washington are also starting similar campaigns.

Since California is the 8th largest economy in the world, a win for the California Initiative would be a huge step forward, and would affect ingredients and labeling nation-wide. Last month, a coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the State Attorney General. Now, they need 800,000 signatures to get the Act on next year’s ballot.

I urge you to get involved and help in any way you can.

If you live in California, volunteer to gather petition signatures. If you live outside of California, please donate to help support this Initiative and spread the word to everyone you know in California. Be assured that what happens in California will affect the remainder of the U.S., so please support this important state initiative, even if you do not live there!

Related:
8 Ways Monsanto is Destroying Our Health
7 Foods Banned in Europe Still Available in the U.S.
10 Ways to Take Action Against Monsanto

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Dr. Mercola

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 90s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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4:29AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

Boycott monsanto and go organic.

2:48AM PDT on May 22, 2012

I was prescribed an Iron, Folic Acid & Serine Capsule that on purchasing I see as ingredients Oil from soy beans, Soy Lecithin and I have no idea how to find out if there is use of Natural soy or GMO soy. It is called Foliferrin and made by Hasco-Lek Poland. Anybody with some real knowledge about this, I appreciate your response!
(I also emailed the manufacturer awaiting their response as well.)

11:00AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Monsanto is a corporation with only one agenda--
its bottom line. Greed fuels its growth, with no
concern about people or the environment.

6:47AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Feed E. all you have to do is a bit of research into the company and there are tons of facts to support this view.

6:46AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

So why can't we make our legislators here in the USA LABEL all GMO products/foods? How many of our children's cereals have GMO corn in them. Why is Walmart selling GMO sweet corn without labeling it? WHY???????????

My happiest day would be if this company went belly up or changed what they are doing.

12:46AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

I wish Americans would truly make their feelings known about Monsanto. Yes, and I agree, there are too many American organisations who are under no pressure from their own people to stop them causing damage to our earth.

11:04AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Monsanto has to be stopped!

8:50AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Pat L. part 2

find the truth and join one of the many (join them all) movements to ride the world of this toxic company. The truth is out there (to borrow an old phrase). Read, become educated and protect our country, our world and stop Monsanto.

8:47AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Monsanto is an evil company of 45,000+ employees here and outside the U.S. whose mission is to make poison, sell it for a profit, sell non-renewable seeds to farmers here and in 3rd world countries who will have to borrow money to purchase the next season's non-renewable seeds. Investigate and you'll find proof that farmers aren't aware that the seeds they purchase will not grow a second season. Why? Think of Monsanto as an evil growing inside you. At first you notice nothing but a little discomfort, but soon it becomes hard to breathe, swallow and function, and finally, you are redundant (as in dead). Monsanto hides behind their phony good intentions, propagated by the lobbyists and politicians they bought and own. They had a deciding hand in the restructuring of the so-called food pyramid. Their dirty fingerprints are on everything from GMO's to poisons to the overthrow of small, individual farmers and organic seed depositories. Monsanto is an evil that wants to rule us by making us dependent upon their products. Please read more about Monsanto, the companies it sleeps with, controls, the politicians who go in and out their back door, and the plan Monsanto has to destroy the lives of helpless people who are trying to eke out lives in countries we can't pronounce and which are not on the list of countries we should be assisting and protecting. Avoid Monsanto, it products, its b.s mission statement, and help bring it to it knees. Monsanto=Killing Machine. Get active, find

8:01AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

They already give these foods to European nations, which some won't let it into their country. I don't get it? If they can make this poison. Why can't they just make regular food or seeds? They are trying to cull the poor people of this world. Get rid of many of us so only the elite will be on this planet. We need to get rid of Monsanto and put them all in jail, including the elite. They are going there, don't worry. They have been caught up to and will be judged by us.

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