Are you tired of waiting for “Genetically Engineered” to be included on the list of ingredients in your food? I am, and this is what I am doing about it. It’s simple, really. No, I’m not doing anything special, just one thing… demanding non-GMO labels.
It is apparent that the biotech industry is hell-bent on taking over our food supply with genetically engineered organisms, and to label them would mean death to the industry because most people would not buy something contrived in a laboratory under questionable circumstances, slipped stealthily into the food supply via “substantial equivalence” and hidden from view by people with a history of supporting eugenics programs against useless eaters, if they knew about it. So, what to do?
Here is the plan:
Start demanding that non-GMO products be labeled. If they are not, assume that they are GMO and avoid them. This includes any products offered by ANYONE. This is the pro-active approach of making a difference with your purchasing dollar. Face it. If we sit around waiting for anyone with a monetary interest in the deal to actually do something substantive, forget it. It is up to you and me. US. We have to start demanding accountability.
- Assume that if it is not labeled “non-GMO,” that it is GMO: Call the company and ask if the ingredients are GMO. If they say no, then request that they label it that way so that others won’t be confused. If they don’t know, assume the ingredients are GMO, and let the company representative know that you will not purchase their products. Tell your friends.
- E-mail and call the websites of known “natural” and/or “organic” food and food supplement sources and ask if the products that they are endorsing are GMO. If they don’t know, ask why. If they say the products are non-GMO, then request that they label them as such to avoid confusion. If they brush you off, then don’t do business with them, and tell your friends.
- Spread the wealth. Tell everyone you know about what you find out, and how you did it. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
The more dollars we can pull away from the biotech food industry, the better. The more people that start questioning companies regarding the GMO status of their products, the more this issue will be pushed to the forefront.
We want labeling, and if the biotech industry will not tell us where their GMOs are, then we need to pressure our food suppliers to tell us where they are not.
End the great GMO cover-up. Demand labeling NOW!
© 2011 Barbara H. Peterson
Thanks to Yolanda for bringing this topic up on FB!