Labeling of GMOs will be on the ballot next month in California. If prop 37 is passed, it means that food that is genetically modified will have to be labeled as such. Currently, there are no such laws in the states. This means that many people are not even aware that they are eating genetically modified ingredients – or what GMOs are! It is our fundamental right to know what we are putting in our bodies! Many other countries mandate GMO labeling – why don’t Americans receive the same respect?
For a recap on what GMOs are, see my previous post on GMO foods at https://tinaspharm.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/genetically-modified-foods/.
Everyone should be able to agree that what we are eating should be labeled appropriately. Whether you believe GMOs are dangerous or safe, we have a right to know if we are eating them. It is not morally right for food companies to hide what they are selling to us. California will be setting the precedent for the rest of the US. If this law passes there, it won’t be long until all GMO food will need to be labeled. I am hoping (and food companies are fearing) that with the new labeling, people will reject products that are labeled GMO. It is my hope that this will eventually lead to the extinction of GMOs!
GMOs have been associated with increased food allergies, autism, irritable bowel syndrome, reproductive disorders and even cancer! You wouldn’t put a new drug on the market without doing animal and human studies – why would you put something into the food supply without first doing clinical trials on humans? Who knows what the long term effects are? And who wants to find out by testing GMOs on themselves?
Here is a quick, to the point video that pretty much sums it all up!
“He who controls the food controls the world.” Who do you want to see in control – corporations such as Monsanto, maker of Agent Orange? Please vote yes to GMO labeling and let the people take control.