If you live in the United States, do you know you’re eating GM foods without your consent?
Around 80% of processed foods contain some GM ingredients and there’s no way of knowing which do, and which don’t. We’re calling for labeling, to give you freedom of choice.
Why label GM food?
Polls prove that most people wouldn’t choose to buy GM food, because they’re worried about…
- Health risks. The evidence is clear: GM food is not safe, and carries significant long-term health risks.
- Environmental risks. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) get into wild areas. They pollute and damage fragile ecosystems. They also cross-pollinate and contaminate non-GM crops. Once GMOs get into the wild, they cannot be recalled. It’s irreversible and dangerous.
- Bad ethics. It’s highly irresponsible and short-sighted to put genes from an animal, bacteria, or virus into a plant, or vice-versa. Putting genes from one species into another violates the laws of nature, with unpredictable and potentially disastrous results.
- The future. The biotech industry’s vision of the future is deeply disturbing and saddening. On the other hand, farming systems such as agroecology, organic farming and permaculture provide us with sane visions of the future that work with nature, produce the healthiest food, and care for the environment.
No label, no choice
Hiding GMOs by not labeling them is denying our freedom to say “No!”
Please follow our two easy steps, so we can push for labeling and have one of our most basic freedoms returned — to choose what we eat…
Step 1 — print poster…
You can put up the poster wherever you hang out with your friends — parent groups, church groups, workplace, health clubs and so-on. Your kitchen is a good place.
Step 2 — print letter…
…for your local grocery store manager.
Mail it, or just give it to the checkout clerk when you do your next shop.
“Any politician or scientist who tells you these products are safe is either very stupid or lying. The hazards of these foods are uncertain. In view of our enormous ignorance, the premature application of biotechnology is downright dangerous.”
— David Suzuki, CC, OBC, Ph.D LLD, Geneticist