There is an initiative in CA to label products that contain GMO (Generically Modified Organisms) ingredients. Label GMOs is a great site for everything you need to know and the Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/labelgmos
“Help ensure the safety of food for California families and children. Let’s get labeling of genetically modified foods on the Ballot for 2012.”
“Because this is a California Ballot Initiative, we need in-person, physical signatures. We cannot gather online and have until April 22nd to gather 800,000 signatures to get this on the 2012 California Ballot.”
I think these statements say it all:
“We Currently Eat Genetically Engineered Food, But Don’t Know It”
“GMO Corn is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency as an Insecticide” – wow! I did not know this!
“Today, as much as 86% of corn in the U.S. is GMO” so if you’re eating processed foods you are eating GMO ingredients.
“also potatoes altered with bacteria genes, “super” pigs altered with human growth genes, tomatoes altered with fish genes, and fish altered with cattle growth genes”
You can read more from Label GMOs here and I know you’ll want your food to be labeled.
The Millions Against Monsanto Facebook group is growing by the day and has some great resources for learning about GMOs Millions Against Monsanto. It’s an open group so feel free to join and learn and comment.
This was a pretty sad and poorly researched GMO article in the Sacramento Bee http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/19/4272670/label-this-one-do-not-touch.html
But good to see how many people are not putting up with poor reporting like this! One good thing is understanding how the uninformed think.
You can read some of my earlier posts on GMOs, where I talk about why GMOs are unhealthy and also labeling of GMO salmon in California last year. At this stage we just don’t know enough about the possible long term consequences to our physical and mental health.