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Thursday 29 March 2012
Do You Want To Know If Your Food Is Genetically Modified?
29 Mar   by Lisa

I'm not sure how you feel about this topic but I am passionately against genetically modified food for a number of reasons (see the article "The Truth About These 6 Foods Will Shock You").  One study showed that 80% of packaged foods that you purchase at your grocery store contain genetically modified foods.  That's 80%!!  Consumers are starting to demand labeling of all GMO foods but there is opposition by the big agricultural biotech seed and crop companies and by the government.  According to the article that is linked below, the FDAs position has been against labeling as they see no "material difference" in genetically modified versus conventional crops.
 
Public opinion polls have proved that the people from all political backgrounds want to know what they are putting into their bodies.   Over 1 million signatures have been collected on the "The Just Label It" petition which will be filed with the Food & Drug Administration this week.  In addition to the national demand for GMO labeling, a separate coalition that includes environmental, public health and consumer organizations submitted an Act to the Attorney General called "California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act".  The deadline for signatures is 4/22/12 in order for it to get on the November election ballot. 
 
 
 
Updated:  91% of Americans polled want labeling on GMO foods but the FDA says it needs more time.  People (including me) feel they have a right to know what is in their food. 
 
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