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You Have the Right to Know about GMOs

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.

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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
and humans.
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.

Sign the petition to Stop Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

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
be labeled.”

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.

Find an event near you.

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6:44PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

OTHER PART TO THE LIST

10. Partially hydrogenated oil - most European countries completely ban it or severely restrict it.

11. Iodine for use in disinfecting drinking water.

12. Many chemicals / preservatives like Titanium Dioxide (used to make food white or bright and in other products like toothpaste). See: Jelly Bean Jubilee with a Little Titanium Dioxide Mixed In

13. BHA and BHT (found in many frozen dinners, breakfast cereal and meat). See: A Serial Cereal Eater – At Least for the Last Few Weeks

14. Sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate (found in sausage, pepperoni and hotdogs).

6:42PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

HERE'S A LIST OF WHAT EUROPE IS BANNING.

The following chemicals / processes are banned in Europe but NOT in the U.S.:

1. Most genetically modified foods (high fructose corn syrup – a genetically modified food – is banned in Europe). See: Lawsuit: High Fructose Corn Syrup is NOT the Same as Sugar

2. All antibiotics and related drugs fed to livestock for growth promotion purposes (like Bovine Growth Hormone).

3. 22 pesticides used on crops (banned by EU – not approved by all countries yet).

4. Chickens washed in chlorine.

5. Different standard for approving food contact products with chemicals in them (i.e. plastic bottles for water, milk etc.) – EU requires that the manufacturer PROVES safety or it will be banned. Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles is banned.

6. Stevia – the “natural” sweetener.

7. Synthetic food colors i.e. Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, Orange B, and Red 3 (used heavily in candy and breakfast cereals and even yoghurt).

8. Irradiation to kill dangerous organisms in beef, pork, chicken, lamb, herbs, spices, flour and fruit and vegetables. The EU only permits it on dried spices, herbs and vegetable based seasonings.

9. Bleached flour (used in all white bread and some wheat bread). See: The Fantastical World of Wheat – 14 Things You Should Know about Whole Wheat / Whole Grain

10. Partially hydrogenated oil - most European countries completely ban it or severely res

6:12PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Thanks for the article.

9:21AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

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3:27AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Big Pharma's has a huge investment into GM scum foods. BF researches and produces so-called cancer drugs - so it is in its interest to also manufacture cancer causing foods. Its called the Idiot Cycle. There's another excellent film about it. Google search for "The Idiot Cycle" on the web, Wiki, and YouTube. "The Idiot Cycle, a 2009 French-Canadian documentary, alleges six major chemical companies are responsible for decades of cancer causing chemicals and pollution, and also develop cancer treatments and drugs. It also argues these companies own the most patents on genetically modified crops that have never been tested for long term health impacts like cancer." Now my suggestion here is that all folks email *everyone* they know to view the previews on YouTube and also purchase the DVDs "Scientists Under Attack" and "The Idiot Cycle" and then hold screenings in local community centres and student unions to alert as many people as possible about this scum food.

1:24PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Thank you.

12:29AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:31AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

I like to know what I'm eating. Just a silly quirk of mine.

8:27AM PDT on May 24, 2011

We should be furious that global corporations do not care that they sell us non food that could kill us.
EVERY GMO SHOULD BE LABELED !

6:45PM PDT on Apr 15, 2011

Sign this petition to insist on mandatory labeling of all GM foods

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/insist-on-labeling-of-all-genetically-engineered-foods/

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