Moms Call for Warning Label on GMOs

Let's be clear.
We do not want GMOs in our food whatsoever. We want them banned.

The current administration, however, is intent on deregulating GMOs and giving GMO manufacturers free reign to patent more GMOs than ever.
Food manufacturers, like Campbell's, ConAgra, General Mills, and Kellogg's and Mars,are realizing, however, that we want transparency.

Some companies have labeled but it is not required.

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Nor, de we feel, at this point, that this disclosure "Produced with Genetic Engineering" is sufficient to protect the American people and children.

With the current science available, we feel that the label on GMOs should be a warning label. Not just a label.

It should say:

Warning: This product contains genetically modified organisms which have been shown to produce toxins and stimulate tumor growth in animals. Many GMOs are engineered to withstand pesticides which do not dry, wash, or cook off. Therefore, this product may contain carcinogenicneurotoxicantibiotic, and endocrine disrupting chemicals which cause liver disease

 

We understand it is highly unlikely that the UDSA will do the right thing and ban GMOs or require a warning label.

However, if we do not ask for what we want, we will never get it.

To see the full list of 31 questions the Agriculture Marketing Service of the USDA is considering, click here.

If you do not want to answer all 31 questions, you may use an abbreviated, suggested email, see below:

1. ALL GMOs must be labeled. This includes oils, sugars and sugar derivatives, highly processed soy and corn products derived from GMO seeds.

2. ALL GMOs must be labeled clearly, in writing, honestly, with a health warning. We request the following for the current GMOs on the market:

Warning: This product contains genetically modified organisms which have been shown to produce toxins and stimulate tumor growth in animals. Many GMOs are engineered to withstand pesticides which do not dry, wash, or cook off. Therefore, this product may contain carcinogenicneurotoxicantibiotic, and endocrine disrupting chemicals which cause liver disease

We request that any GMOs in development such as CRISPR, RNAI, gene editing or new GMOs, due to insufficient testing, devastating consequences to life forms, and evidence of thousands of mutations from gene editing, be barred from entering the food supply completely.

3. ALL GMOs in the market must be labeled clearly, in writing, on the package with the above warning in a timely fashion. USDA must meet its deadline of proposed and then final rules by July 29, 2018. Furthermore, the time period allowed for companies to comply should be one year and no longer. Companies have known that consumers want GMO labeling for years. In fact, several companies, such as Campbell's, Mars, ConAgra, General Mills, and Kellogg's already do label, with no increase in the cost of their products.

We ask you to please send your email directly to the EPA. Thousands of signatures on one petition may only count as one signature, so please send your email directly to the USDA today to GMOlabeling@ams.usda.gov 

Moms Across America will be posting our response the full 31 questions on our website blog page within a day or two. Keep up to date and be informed of our new articles and calls to action through our email alerts.

Thank you for continuing to support our work!

Monica and Alicia marched for GMO Labeling in a Lake Forest Parade in 2013, FIVE years ago.

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Gratefully,
Zen and MAA Team


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