Video from The Rally For The Right To Know What’s In Our Food

Posted on April 3, 2011

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More information on future Marches and Bills: http://www.organicconsumers.org/state/CA.cfm#statecampaign

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LOS ANGELES

Rally For The Right To Know What’s In Our Food

March 26, 2011 at the Federal Building
Federal Building/Westwood, CA


BACKGROUND
The U.S. government, and the FDA do not require anything Genetically Modified (GMO) 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. This was done without our permission.

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, lobbying and corporate interest over human interest in all levels of government is not a good plan for the future.

PETITION
Tell Congress to Label GMO Foods!
https://secure3.convio.net/cfs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=262

MORE INFO:
https://soulsecretservice.wordpress.com (Search GMO)
http://truefoodnow.org/
http://organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm

RELATED VIDEO: Indigenous Mexican Elder speaking about GMO corn — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq3xcx62usM

CONGRESSMAN DENNIS KUCINICH authored The Genetically Engineered Food Right To Know Act and has attempted to get it passed for 6 years.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-5269&tab=related

More About Dennis Kucinich’s thoughts on the issue of labeling GMOs:
http://farmpolicy.kucinich.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=1
http://kucinich.house.gov/Issues/Issue/?IssueID=1459#Genetically

WHY AREN’T GMO FOODS LABELED?
NY Times Article
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/why-arent-g-m-o-foods-labeled/
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