In past blogs, we’ve discussed the disastrous impact genetically engineered (GE) foods have not only on our health, but on the entire planet.    Since the federal government has so far refused to label genetically engineered food, it’s up to the state legislatures to protect the interests of the people they represent.  Without mandatory labeling of GE foods, consumers are being left in the dark about the foods we are purchasing and feeding our families. 

Biotech companies like Monsanto told us that Agent Orange, PCBs, and DDT were safe. They are now using the same type of superficial, rigged research to try and convince us that GMOs are safe. Independent scientists, however, have caught the spin-masters red-handed, demonstrating without doubt how industry-funded research is designed to avoid finding problems, and how adverse findings are distorted or denied.

In 2013 and 2014 there were over 70 GE labeling bills introduced across 30 states – and Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont became the first states to pass labeling legislation.  For those of us who reside in the State of Arizona, it’s now our turn to stand up and be counted.  Arizona legislators recently introduced a bill (HB 2462) demanding GE foods be labeled appropriately.  Tell state lawmakers to support the labeling of genetically engineered food in Arizona!  Or go to:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16187

 

Sources:

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) at http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/#

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs

Photo:

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics_business_society/2014/11/20/07-05-51pm/russia_completely_bans_gmos