We Could All Use More of GMO-Free Labeling in Our Foods
Wouldn’t it be nice if all GMO foods have labels on them? In fact there are over 64 countries already require GMO-Free labeling as a law, while some parts of North America, including the state of Florida are still in the dark when it comes to what’s inside the food we eat and they’re finally taking a stand. Aside from spending a lot time researching for foods that are non GMO, I’ve also switched other products such as scented soy candles that offer GMO-free alternatives.
What exactly is GMO and what can I do about it?
For those of you who are unfamiliar with GMO, I think it’s time for you to become educated of this heinous practice (if it’s not already obvious, I’m very anti-GMO). Here’s the definition from Wikipedia.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques (i.e. genetically engineered organism). GMOs are the source of medicines and genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce other goods.
Read this article by Christina Sarich from Natural Society
Due to the efforts of thousands in a grassroots campaign, as well as the actions of Senator Maria Sachs and Representative Vasilinda who started a campaign 3 years ago, 3 GMO labeling bills are being put forth in Florida – Senate bills SB 1700 and SB 1708, and House bill HB 1369.
Polls report that ‘9 of 10’ people in the U.S. want to know what’s in their food, while 64 other countries already require GMO labeling. Yet we’re still struggling to achieve the right to know exactly what we’re consuming. With the DARK ACT and TTIP threatening food security and transparency, biotech giants like Monsanto and others in the biotech industry have been trying to keep everyone clueless about what’s in the food.But as Vermont has proven, we can rise from the defeat of California’s Proposition 37 – a low point for the anti-GMO movement.
To support these bills, since we know that the biotech industry and organizations like the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association already have their henchmen trying to defeat them, consider calling to ask your Senator to co-sponsor SB 1700 and SB 1708 today!
You can say:
I am calling to request that Senator ___________ co-sponsor Senate Bill 1700 & 1708, the genetically engineered food labeling bill, introduced by Senator Sachs, because we have the right to know what’s in the food we feed our families.
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