There is such controversy about this subject. We all hear and read about it in the news on a regular basis. More people than ever are probably aware of GMOs after the great salmon debate this year. How are we to know that we are hearing both sides of the story presented in an unbiased way? The internet has opened up so many independent news sources to all of us. It’s all too easy to take it for granted, to become overwhelmed and not know where to look. One source that I appreciate and read reports from is www.GMWatch.eu
They stay on top of the story and report the side you don’t often see on television, the local story of the people impacted by the crop conversion to GMOs. Have you ever seen an quote like this on your evening news?
” Angel Strapazzon, a member of Mocase-Via Campesina, the peasant movement of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, had this to say about claims of responsibility made for GM soya: ‘Agribusiness companies have a lot of power and most of the media at their service. Sometimes we hear their lies and laugh. They say it is ‘sustainable and responsible’ but in reality it is only sustainable for their pockets.’ ”
Probably not, unless it was on a documentary, right? Well, you can read the rest of this interview here:
Europe is lightyears ahead of us in the fight against GMOs. There are no unmarked genetically modified foods legally sold in European grocery stores. That is a reality that I dream of happening here. The sooner the better. After all, if there really isn’t a difference, which is what the GM companies state, then why not mark them as such and let the consumer choose?
You can read the Legislation that governs GMOs in Europe here:
This excerpt sums it up nicely:
“Regulation 258/97 requires mandatory labelling to indicate the presence of GMOs. After October 2002, Directive 2001/18 requires that Member States should ensure labelling of GMOs as or in products.”
This is exactly what natural health advocates have been asking for years. If you were born after the year 1994, you have most likely never lived in a world without GMOs. The first tomatoes, Flavr-Savr were approved by the FDA and we weren’t even warned about it. This opinion editorial says it perfectly. I hope you’ll take the time to read it.
What are your feelings about GMOs?
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