Rally for the Right to Know What is In Our Food. Sat. March 26

Posted on March 25, 2011

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ORGANIC CONSUMERS ORGANIZATION
has organized a rally for Saturday in Los Angeles.
Be there if you can.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/
RALLY FOR THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD.

STOP FRANKEN FOODS!

Los Angeles: Saturday, March 26 · 11:00am –  2pm
Westwood Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, CA

Please Bring signs and flyers
10 Things Monsanto Doesn’t Want You to Know
http://www.organicconsumers.org/Monsanto/ten-things-monsanto.pdf

Facebook Connect/sign petition
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/petitions/525#sign

The U.S. government, and the FDA do not require anything Genetically Modified to be identified on ingredient lists. Genetically Modified foods and products are in widespread use and distribution throughout the U.S. for years. The public is not informed on this. Please inform.

We have the right to know what is in our food. Genetically modified foods should be labeled as well as
independent, transparent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMO’s for animals, plants, and humans.
We want the organic industry protected from cross-contamination and law suits to organic farmers. GMO’s could put our whole eco-system in crisis at some point. GMO seeds don’t reproduce naturally and the foods they make (containing pesticides and other chemicals) are not safe nor nutritious.

The FDA currently considers GM foods “substantially equivalent” and therefore doesn’t require labeling. No long term studies have been done. There is a growing body of evidence that supporting health and environmental concerns.
Corporate control of world food and seed supplies, and monopolization through patents, government
lobbying and corporate interest over human interest in all levels of government is not a good plan for the future.

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE BANNED GMO FOODS
Germany
Hungary, France, Austria and Greece
Alegeria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan, Phillipines
Europe: The European Union, Norway, Austria, Germany United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Brazil, Paraguay,Saudi Arabia
Pacific: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Australia, New Zealand


In North America: Maryland has banned GE (genetically engineered) fish and North Dakota and Montana have filed bans on GE wheat. The Municipalities of Burlington, Vermont (declared a moratorium on GE food), Boulder, Colorado (bans on GE crops) and the City and County of San Francisco (urged the federal government to ban GE food) are the only towns or states to take some sort of stand against plants, animals, foods, crops and body products that are, or contain Genetically Modified Organisms.

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