An important proposition will be on the November 2012 ballot in California which requires the labeling of genetically modified foods.
Despite what the food manufacturers and biotech companies might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health and the environment. The FDA has allowed GMOs into our food supply with only the research and assurances of safety from the biotech companies that create them. Independent animal research has found that genetically modified foods can cause organ damage, fertility problems, and damage the immune system.
They also harm the environment. GMOs allow farmers to use more weed killers, exposing both us and the environment to more toxins. Super weeds and super bugs that are resistant to the weed killers and the pesticides built into GMOs are now showing up. The monarch butterflies are on the decline due to GMO farming which kills the milkweed where they lay their eggs. In addition, GMO crops can cross pollinate with non-GMO crops, irreversibly changing the face of plant life with unknown consequences.
We have been eating genetically modified foods since the early nineties, but most people don't know that because the U.S. does not require the labeling of these foods. Over 40 countries around the world already label genetically modified foods, even China. Why can't we label them here? Because biotech companies such as Monsanto and food manufacturers don't want them labeled! Actually, biotech companies and food manufacturers will be spending between 50 and 100 million dollars and saying just about anything to prevent this from passing.
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