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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It Is Time To Call Your Senators - GMO Labeling Hearing This Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m.


Senate Hearing on GMO Labeling…

Business Meeting to consider the Chairman’s Mark on Biotechnology Labeling Solutions

Senate Hearing Will Be Held This Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
Location: 328A Russell Senate Office Building

The Senate will be holding a hearing this Thursday so you still have time to call your Senators.

As a Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert and after educating the community for 8 years on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and launching a series of health articles, health books and a health blog -- it’s very disheartening to see that many people are still dying from “preventable” and “curable” illnesses and diseases.

How Are Geneticially Modified Foods Created?

GMO seeds are made in a lab. Biotech scientists took the DNA of plants and the DNA of animals and mixed it with pesticides and herbicides -- then they mixed in bacteria and fungus -- to try to create some type of “superbreed” – a plant or animal that grows faster, bigger, and stronger.

Even though we are building momentum in the movement to educate the world about Genetically Modified foods, many people are still left in the dark.

It’s time to wake up from your mass media induced coma and face the fact that if you want to protect yourself and your children and their children from the deadly effects of GMOs, you’re going to have to do it yourself -- because the government and regulators have been either “paid off” or “silenced” -- so that bioech companies can earn huge profits. This is all about money!!!

We are at the mercy of biotech companies that stand to make billions of dollars from selling GMO foods, and could lose billions if they are ever found to be dangerous. This is a very big conflict of interest! The biotech companies are essentially “self-regulating” -- just like the banking industry has been. That should be cause for great alarm! We all know what happened to the banking industry in the U.S. in 2007-2008.

If you sleep on this one, by the time the truth becomes known, it will be too late because the effects of these genetically modified foods will already be in the genes of your children and grandchildren. Just because people aren’t dropping dead in large numbers “yet” -- doesn’t mean that it won’t happen in the near future.

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Monsanto's money will be on display this week because the Senate is holding a hearing this Thursday on their version of the DARK ACT.

Please call your Senators RIGHT NOW, TOMORROW, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY!!!

1. Americans have a right to know – Nine out of ten Americans want the right to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown – regardless of age, income or even party affiliation.

2. 64 nations have GMO labeling – Two-thirds of the world’s consumers – including citizens of Russia and China – have the right to know whether their food contains GMOs.

3. Voluntary labeling won’t work – Food companies have been able to make voluntary GMO and non-GMO claims since 2001, and consumers are more confused than ever. The Senate DARK Act would actually make it harder for companies like Campbell’s Soup to voluntarily disclose the presence of GMOs.

4. Consumers want clear labels, not codes – Nine out of 10 consumers want GMO labels on the package, not high-tech gimmicks.

5. Food labels help correct confusion — Federal rules already require many disclosures to alleviate consumer confusion, ranging from “orange juice from concentrate” to “imitation crab.”

6. No patchwork quilt – State GMO labeling laws are virtually identical, so there will be no “patchwork” quilt of different state laws. Besides, states already require state-specific food labels for everything from “cottage foods” to butter and cheese grading.

7. GMO labels will not increase food prices – Food companies change their labels all the time. Studies show that GMO labels will not act as a warning. Even Campbell’s Soupagrees that GMO labeling will not increase food prices.

8. GMO crops increase weed killer use – The widespread adoption of GMO corn and soy has led to an explosion in the use of the weed killer glyphosate, which is linked to cancer. Thousands of schools and churches are in the zone of crops routinely sprayed with glyphosate.

9. Farmers support gmo labeling – One-third of harvested acres are not genetically engineered but are threatened by drifting pollen from GMO crops and pesticides. No wonder the National Farmers Union and other farm groups support GMO labeling.

10. We don’t need GMOs to feed the world – Studies show that simple changes – such as reducing food waste and using fertilizer and water more efficiently – would do much more to feed the world than GMOs. What’s more, conventional crop yields are keeping pace with GMO crop yields.

Source: Environmental Working Group

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