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Tell Our Legislators: We Have the Right to Know What's in Our Food

Thirty nations mandate GMO/GE food labels by law ... why not the United States? Time to know if it's GMO!

DEMAND THE RIGHT TO KNOW IF IT'S GMO (genetically modified/genetically engineered (GE) ) NOW!

TAKE ACTION: JUST LABEL GMOs! Thanks for taking action to make GMO labeling a reality. Please take a moment to help us reach this important deadline. Rightnow we have 48 hours left to tell President Obama and the FDA that it’s time to label genetically engineered foods on a legal petition filed with the FDA by the Just Label It coalition. Tomorrow is the deadline to make comment, please add your voice today!


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Last year a Canadian study discovered that insecticide toxins from genetically engineered (GMO) crops were found in the blood of 93% of blood samples taken from pregnant women and 80% umbilical cords tested. Monsanto has maintained that these toxins in their crops would never affect the food supply or affect humans, but can we trust them? Today 88% of corn and 94% of soybeans are genetically engineered. How could this be affecting you and your family? For the past 20 years, Americans have been denied the basic right to know what’s in our food, despite the fact that nearly 50 countries around the world already require labeling of genetically engineered food. 

Unlike America, countries such as Russia and China label GMOs, allowing their citizens the fundamental right to know what they’re eating! Why not the U.S.? Because giant biotech and seed companies like Monsanto have written the rules for our governmental regulatory agencies and paid billions in lobbying, PR and campaign donations over the past two decades. Please pass this link onto your friends:

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/554?akid=496.160877.hBX_ME&t=5

Thank you for participating in food democracy, (Remember, democracy is like a muscle — use it or lose it!) Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now!

For more info on Food and Food policy:

http://cleanfoodearth.blogspot.com

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Samantha Paitakis March 31, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Thank you for posting the links. I shared. I think it's VERY important to know what is in the foods we eat. When they don't inform the people, they take away our right to choose and for some not only for themselves but also for their children's health.

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