You Have the Right to Know about GMOs
Do you want labels on your food letting you know if it is genetically modified? Do you want more information on what genetically modified food is? Then you may be interested in joining other concerned consumers who are rallying for the Right to Know, this Saturday, March 26th.
Read the Press Release copied below for more information or visit: www.facebook.com/rallyfortherighttoknow2011. Click here for a list of events happening across the U.S.
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 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, California, 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
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 evidence that show:
• Health and environmental concerns.
• Corporate control of world food and seed supplies, and monopolization through patents, government
lobbying and corporate interest over human interest in all levels of government.
• Monsanto is the leader in GM patents.
Rally Organizer, Trish Wright “We will not stop in our efforts to accomplish our goals. If the FDA won’t
tell people, we will. Our freedom of choice is being violated by the FDA not requiring these products to
To date, the majority of commodity crops are genetically engineered. (Soy, corn, canola, cotton). Many
deregulated crops such as GE Alfalfa and GE Sugar Beet, being planted in 2011, have the ability to
destroy the organic industry.
People are asked to participate in or organize a rally in their area.