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Battle Over GMOs Percolating in U.S., With 93 Percent of Americans in Favor of Labeling


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Rose
- 257 days ago - rawstory.com
A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States, with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies.



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Victoria Oakey (115)
Monday January 6, 2014, 2:48 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Terry King (109)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 5:43 am
Labeling isn't enough... We need an outright ban on GMOs before they contaminate our entire seed supply and wild fish stocks!
 

Alana H. (0)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 5:48 am
If labeling becomes the law, market forces will create pressure on food companies to expand non-GMO offerings. Labeling is critical to the war on genetically manipulated foods.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:08 am
I demand labeling at every opportunity but I don't know if it will make non GMO more available.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:23 am
The majority may demand labeling but it's the minority with all the money that will have their way.
We have the right to know what's in the food. Buy local and boycott all the big chains.
 

Dale O. (190)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:52 am
Labelling of what goes into food or what food actually is should be a basic human right. A basic freedom of demanding to know what is being put into our bodies be it food or other products. If these products are so beneficial, what are the corporations so afraid of? Oh, I guess those corporate interests actually realize that many people don't want GMO's and won't buy the product so they are fighting tooth and nail against labelling while spending millions on lobbying efforts and advertising to fight against labelling.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 10:28 am
Sad that We, the People, no longer have the right to know what exactly is in our food...and we've lost the right to peaceful protest. Wonder when the Idiots in government will decide we don't need the right to send petitions...
 

Penny C. (79)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 11:04 am
Thanks Rose.
 

Val M. (76)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 1:43 pm
GMO crops are hurting bees and butterflies. We need to know what we're buying.
Corn is one of the worst, so try to buy organic corn, including popcorn.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 2:01 pm
It is a shame that our government just ignores our outcry against GMO. I wonder how much Monsanto pays them. GMO needs to be banned.
 

Terry King (109)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 2:12 pm
Birgit...Food and water watch says "572 million"!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 2:18 pm
noted, thanks
 

Dianna M. (13)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 2:57 pm
According to Deb Fischer, "The United States has a coordinated and rigorous process for approval of genetically modified (GM) crops." No, seriously. I think she actually thinks I'm stupid enough to believe her. Problem is, she's right about the people who voted for her . . . and there are more of them than there of me. (She got elected, didn't she?)

About the only good thing I can say about her is that of the three emails Iíve received from her on this subject, all three have been a little bit different. All still full of BS, but worded different.
 

Dianna M. (13)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 3:01 pm
Meant to say "than there are of me." *sigh*
 

Stardust Noel (52)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 3:35 pm
I agree with Terry King
 

Debra Tate (17)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 3:39 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 4:12 pm
It is time our government starts listening to the citizens of this country and protecting our health. It is time for them to stop being what I believe is a government dedicated to corporations.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 5:51 pm
I too agree with Terry King's comment that "Labeling isn't enough... We need an outright ban on GMOs before they contaminate our entire seed supply and wild fish stocks". Thanks Rose
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:20 pm
Noted & tweeted. Thanks.
 

Anne F. (17)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:40 pm
wonderful work is being done with Montessori materials and methods and seniors
 

Anne F. (17)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:41 pm
I apologize - this comment ended up in the wrong thread!
 

Judith C. (110)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 9:03 pm
Noted
 

june t. (65)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 10:36 pm
keep up the pressure, maybe we'll win!
 

David B. (38)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 1:07 am
Why label the poison?... Just ban it altogether.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 8:17 am
GMO's should never allowed to happen,MUST be BANNED!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 8:36 am
Really, 93% well that completely explains why GMO labeling initiatives have such a success rate when put to a vote of the people. NOT! Perhaps it has to do with the fact that there are only 9 GMOs currently available world wide; alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, soybeans, sugar beets, zucchini, and yellow summer squash. Or perhaps it has to do with the fact that considering only valid, replicable scientific studies there are only 12 long term, more than 90 days up to 2 years, and only 12 multigenerational studies as of 2013. And the comparison of the results form those studies published in Food and Chemical Toxicology under "Assessment of health impact of GM plant diets in long term and multigenerational animal feeding trials", the following results for animals fed GM maize, potatoes, soybean, rice, or triticale. {I must add that no where on Earth is GM rice, potatoes or triticale available on the market.} For the 12 long term studies, more than 90 days up to 2 years, there was No sign of adverse biologic or toxicological effects. For the 12 multigenerational studies there was No sign of adverse biologic or toxicological effects. I must add that the studies for the main were from EU nations that already ban GMOs.
Now from my personal view point; I have noticed that many of those who are riding the fear train for GMO labels are the same as those who oppose putting "herbal" supplements, vitamins etc. under the same regulatory requirements for purity, strength and drug interactions as other OTC medications. So for many demanding that they know when something NOT proven to be dangerous is completely compatible with refusing to regulate those things known to be a danger to humans. And sorry but allowing the Nutritional supplement industry to regulate it self is just as stupid as allowing the Fossil Fuel industry to regulate it self.
 

Terry King (109)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:25 am
Lloyd... I agree with you regarding herbal supplements, however you are spectacularly wrong about GMOs.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 3:20 pm
Okay, so if Colorado can ban fracking and are ready tot jump in the fray on GMO labeling, I think we have a good, if not excellent chance to get OUR products labelled. When you have 93% of the people wanting this, well that's power to the people.
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 9:24 pm
With each state making the proposal a ballot proposal, forces these monolithic GMO promoters to take a big financial hit along with the very poor response to the retailers that support it as well.

I am glad to see the U.S. citizens finally realizing they have the power to force an issue in their favor.

The GMO promoters(Monsanto-#1) will lose.

Let companies know that you bought their product because they voluntarily stated on their packaging that they are GMO free. I have done this with Indiana Popcorn(a sweet and salty popcorn snack).
 

Bill and Katie D. (78)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 9:53 pm
Good It's Growing, People understand how bad it is!
Thank You Rose
 

Julie W. (21)
Friday January 10, 2014, 1:33 am
I very much doubt that figure of 93%. I think there are still many people who haven't a clue about GMOs.
 

David C. (25)
Friday January 10, 2014, 2:55 pm
> 93 Percent of [U.$.] Americans in Favor of Labeling
- hmmmmm?
Then why, by all the hells in Universe, did both CA.prop.37 and NY.Ini.522 get voted down ?
 

Wendy H. (44)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 1:51 pm
Thank you
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 3:43 pm
That percentage is high, but even so, people need to, and have the right to know what is in their food! What world is this??
 

Anne F. (17)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:36 pm
Elections were influenced by huge expenditures by the food companies in opposition - even arguing that a state law isn't enough and falsely claiming huge cost increases.
 
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