Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Demand GMO Food Labeling - It's Our Most Basic And Fundamental Right

Say NO to GM AlfalfaImage by Chiot's Run via FlickrBy Mark Brohl

If you are one of the growing number of Americans who believe that good health begins with healthy food choices, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and wish you a long, healthy, and prosperous life.

If you are like me, you probably have begun to do a lot of label reading at the supermarket to assure yourself that you are making the healthiest food choices for you and your family. You might even be much more comforted when you see the word "natural" on the label. You probably believe as I did for quite some time that the word "natural" means that you will not be eating anything artificial. This, however, is unfortunately not the case.

In my estimation the most unnatural foods on the planet are GM (genetically modified) foods. Did you know that these foods which contain mutated DNA and proteins are allowed to be labeled as natural?

The FDA unleashed GMO foods on the public and did so without any labeling to inform consumers what it was that they were buying. They have seen fit to do this even though there have been no human safety studies done. The only studies have been animal studies, and these have revealed a plethora of adverse health problems. This human experiment on a global scale will doubtless prove to be the worst health and environmental mistake in the history of humanity.

Since the FDA chose to release these foods on consumers everywhere without labeling, it is imperative that you take the necessary precautions to protect you and your family from these dangerous abominations that have permeated our food supply.

Try to buy certified organic products since they cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. Look for labels that say "100 percent organic," "organic," or "made with organic ingredients." You should also keep your eyes open for non GMO project seals. When foods boast these seals they are verified to be in compliance with the only North American standard for GMO avoidance.

In this writer's opinion, when the FDA chose to foist this human experiment on its unsuspecting citizenry, they denied us one of the most fundamental and basic rights that all men and women should possess without compromise. That is the right to know and choose what foods you put in your body and the right not to be used as a human guinea pig without your consent.

If someone "slipped you a Mickey" you would be understandably upset. It is a very bad thing when someone knowingly alters your beverage with an undesirable substance. It is even worse when the government alters the totality of the food supply with dangerous, unproven, and untested genetically modified food and doesn't tell you about it, much less give you the chance to say no to it.

It is of utmost importance that we individually, and as a nation, stand up and make our voice heard about this horrible abuse of power and demand labeling of the foods that we buy so that we can make an informed choice about what it is we are feeding ourselves and our families. When polled, eight out of ten Americans would shun GMO food if they had the chance. Let us make dead sure we are given that chance.

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