Article by Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America in The Hill
August 11, 2016, 02:58 pm
To whom it may concern,
You may be relieved that President Obama caved under industry pressure and signed S 764, the Dark Act, into law. You may think that putting a QR Code, website, telephone number or symbol to “label” some GMOs will be sufficient to handle the GMO issue for your customers.
You would be mistaken.
We are mothers, parents, and consumers of all kinds, who are aware that GMOs could be in your products. We’re resolved to simply not buy any products that could contain GMOs or toxic chemicals. We will read the labels, and if we do not see a clear indication that the ingredients are Non-GMO and certified organic, without toxic chemicals, we will assume it is GMO and contains toxic pesticides/herbicides and won’t buy it.
As much as we possibly can, we will only buy products which are both certified Organic and Non GMO Project Verified. We will ask our friends, neighbors and associates to do the same. There are millions of us.
You must understand by now that we do not want GMOs and toxic pesticides in our food of any kind. We do not want genetically altered sugar, soy, corn, cottonseed oil, gene-edited rice or syn bio vanilla. Otherwise, why would so many of you try to hide them? We reject the concept of patenting life, the practice of altering DNA and consuming higher amounts of toxic pesticides/herbicides as safe.
While you may think that buying the cheaper GMO ingredients will be more profitable for you, you will see how wrong that is. What would be most profitable is to use organic ingredients without genetically altered foreign proteins and toxic pesticides. What would be most profitable is to be responsible for providing healthy food to the public and gain our trust.
There are millions more consumers every day who are learning about GMOs and you cannot stop that awareness by hiding GMOs in your products. The next generation has been educated about the dangers of GMOs and they will soon be your primary target consumers.
This is about more than feeling full, we want to feel fulfilled that we have fed our families safe food. Pesticides kill and are unsafe to eat. We do not want GMOs, labeled or not.
We ask you to make the switch to certified Organic and Non GMO Project Verified ingredients and provide safe food to the American people.
|Zen Honeycutt,Executive Director, Moms Across America
Pamm Larry, Founder, LabelGMOs.org
GMO Action Alliance
Judi Shils, Executive Director,Turning Green
The Conscious Kitchen
John E. Peck Executive Director Family Farm Defenders
M. Kelly Sutton MD, Raphael Medicine & Therapies PC
Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, author “War on Bugs”
Howard Vlieger, Farmer educator
Illinois Right to Know
Northeast Organic Farming Association, Vermont
Gretchen DuBeau, Esq., Alliance for Natural Health USA
Sacramento Community Guild
Label GMOs Nevada
Miriam MacGillis, OP Director, Genesis Farm
Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
Diana Reeves, Founder, GMO Free USA
Bonnie Wright, Founder, NH Right to Know GMO
Northeast Organic Dairy Producers
Ronnie Cummings, Organic Consumers Association
Beth Lambert, Executive Director, Epidemic Answers
Trish Sheldon, Co-founder, GMO-Free Florida
Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping
Moms for Safe Food
You are invited to sign on. After we reach 1000 signatures+ we will send this letter to top food manufacturers. We will not share your email.
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Sheri Ann Hannigan