Thursday, September 8, 2011


Better labeling laws are needed so that we can know where ingredients are coming from. That way, for example, if you don't want to consume something from Japan since the nuclear disaster happened, you could know where it is going and then leave those items on the shelf. It should be your right to decide what is in the best interest of your family.

In addition to country of origin labeling, we also need to label GMO food. The petition says we want to know where GMOs are going in our food supply as well. In the same way as the food coming from Japan, we have a right to know where genetically modified food is going. Again, that would be helpful to have on the label so we could make informed decisions when purchasing food for our families. Right now we have absolutely no clue. Some people may not want their family consuming GMOs and they should be able to avoid it if they so choose. Many European nations already require it on the labels, the US government should mandate it here as well so that people can make informed decisions for their families.

Below are some documentaries on Monsanto. They have a big footprint on our food industry and below those is a documentary that the Environmental Working Group has put together regarding how chemicals in our environment affect us. It is an interesting piece as well.

Documentary on Monsanto#1

Documentary on Monsanto#2

Shorter summary of Monsanto issues

Kid-Safe Chemicals Act | Environmental Working Group - Please watch.
Very informative. You need to know this.

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