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OSPIRG Pushes for Labeling GMOs in Local Food


World  (tags: world, humanrights, GMOS, labelling, ethics )

Rose
- 319 days ago - dailyemerald.com
Corn and soy are two of the most common genetically modified foods in the market. They are found in salad dressings, sodas and other foods people eat on a daily basis, yet there are no current government requirements to label them



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Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:04 pm
We really need to have labeling of GMOs established and passed.

Even the pro GMO people are in the comment section of this visit site link. Ugh!

ty, Rose.
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A F. (132)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:41 pm
Write, call your representatives, grocery manufacturers etc. let them know we want NO GMO!
 

Dale O. (190)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:57 pm
Labelling GMO product gives the consumer a choice in the matter of food that affects their health. Monsanto doesn't want labels which makes one wonder why. What are they trying to hide from the consumer?
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:25 am
Noted. I don't eat food that isn't labeled "GMO Free. Rose
 

Birgit W. (145)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 12:53 pm
We don't need any labeling of GMO. They are lying to us anyway.
What we all need is that our government is finally stepping up for us, and does not allow Monsanto to ruin our food.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (63)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:52 pm
noted, thanks
 

GGmaSheila D. (171)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:00 pm
Currently most of the food on sale that the poor can afford, including those on SNAP, have soy, corn, sugar, etc in their many forms. I woukld really like to always buy organic but cant afford it...SNAP doesn't allow for anything that isn't on sale, unless you don't want to eat one week out of every month. Last summer I tried one month of nothing but organic and ran out of SNAP 5 days before the month's end. Now consider that we don't get our SNAP allotments until the fifth of the month...No SNAP for almost two weeks meaning I had to spend cash I didn't have for food. You wonder why so many people don't go over the organic???

Got an email from Cheerios/General Mills:
"...your email asked a number of questions, many of which are addressed in our discussion "On GMOs" on GeneralMills.com.
"Unfortunately, there is no national standard for labeling non-GMO products in the United States. That only makes it more difficult for companies that may wish to produce non-GM products. A labeling standard does exist in Europe, helping enable companies to reliably produce and market products that can be labeled as non-GMO.
"We believe a national standard for labeling non-GMO products would also benefit American consumers. We discuss that issue in our discussion of state-labeling - also on GeneralMills.com.
'You also ask us to not oppose state-based labeling laws. But we believe differing labeling requirements tht would vary by state would result in a patchwork of different labels in different states that would increase the cost of products for companies and consumers alike.
"We have long held that food labeling regulations should be set at the national level, not state-by-state - and most companies hold the same view. National guidelines for labeling non-GMO products would be substantially more reliable for consumers that differing state standards, and we think a national approach would make decidedly more sense than a patchwork of different labels that would vary from state to state."

Sounds good (?)...We need to get out the vote in 2014 and 2016. The only way to convince companies like this would be to actually get a national standard...then let's see how much grumbling will be done over having to change their labels...at the cost of the consumers. Any misspellings are entirely mine!
 

Katie D. (84)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:31 pm
Seems as if they are hiding a lot here. When things are sneaked into our foods!
We need to know! Corn and Wheat is in a lot of our foods. cereals, breads,
pastas. We need to know. When tests dont'; come out well on mice and rats! Yes we need to know!
Thank You Rose
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:01 pm
I simply do not understand the phobia about GMOs or the obsession with 'organic' as neither is based in facts. Contrary to the claim by the article there is plenty of research showing that GMOs are dangerous and unhealthy unfortunately all of them are more than questionable and none of them is replicable using scientific standards. And I refuse to pay more, often 2 or 3 times more, when every replicable scientific study has shown absolutely no increased nutritional benefit from organic anything. Studies have also shown that 60% of organic fruits and vegetables have detectable amounts of pesticides. And there are no flower, fruit and vegetable in your garden that are not the result of Humans unnaturally modifying their genetic profiles. Since the domestication of animals and the agricultural revolution humans have used the best technology at their disposal to get what they want be it better taste, higher yields, better color, more docility, higher birthrates you name it.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:51 pm
I feel we need to have things labeled with honest facts, no matter if its GMO, artificially flavored, etc. I want to know what I'm buying, before I take it home to use/eat. It's my right to know! Thanks Rose
 

monka blank (77)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 5:29 am
did you know that "Nutella" is made with palm oil...but nobody mentioned it. "Becel" is made with 3 different veg. oils, but we don't know which. I prefer labeling our food.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:24 pm
Noted & posted
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:57 pm
People have the right to know what is in their food so they can chose which products they do and which products they don't want to consume. So Kudos to OSPIRG for demanding this freedom of choice through labelling.
 

Julie W. (21)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:02 am
Any article which uses an acronym should spell it out first. I have no idea what OSPIRG might stand for.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:42 am
Noted
 
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