Earlier this week I broke the news that a bill was pending in Congress that would outlaw any legal obligation for food manufacturers to disclose their use of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients, apart from the FDA’s subjective mandates for them to do so on a case by case basis.
Genetically modified foods have never been studied over the long-term and anyone with half a brain is reasonably skeptical of the safety of any food that has had their God-given genetic code tampered with by greedy corporations in the food and agriculture industry.
If our food suppliers are using genetically engineered ingredients in our food supply, they at least owe us the opportunity to know about it so we can make an educated decision regarding what we are feeding our families.
This is simply the ethical way for food companies to conduct business. Even Russia has banned GMO foods being imported into their borders, seemingly understanding the potentially disastrous economic and ecological ramifications.
Why we remain blinded to the obvious here in America is beyond me, but you can act and make your voice heard to do something about it before it’s too late.
The bill – laughably titled “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” – would deny consumers the right to know if there are genetically engineered ingredients in their food.
Additionally, if passed, this bill would allow companies to label products containing GMOs as “natural.” What’s natural about foods that have been genetically altered to get them to display characteristics that are decidedly unnatural?
If you agree that this would be an aberration that needs to be halted, I urge you to go to JustLabelIt.org and use their convenient petitioning tool to let your representatives in Congress know that you don’t support this anti GMO labeling bill.
The content of the petition is already filled out for you. All you have to do is type in your zip code to locate your specific representatives and click submit to have your voice heard.
If you don’t speak up on this issue now, and keep the power of GMO labeling away from corrupt government bureaucrats and in the hands of the people, you may not get another chance to protect yourself and your family.
Just Label It