Davina Doyle
Davina Doyle 71 signatures

" South Africans have been eating GM maize, soya and products preserved or containing GM cotton- seed oil for more than a decade without even knowing it. This is because up until 2011 there was no obligation to label GM foods and provide consumers with information to make a choice.
This changed in October 2011 when the Consumer Protection Act came into force. According to the law, all foods containing 5% or more GM content must be labeled. Despite this law, only a handful of companies are beginning to label, the majority are not."~ African Center for Biosafety (ACB), May 2013 :

USA = "... Approximately three million tons of the raw cottonseed is used as feed for livestock, including dairy cattle. Manure sourced from cows fed Bt or pesticide-laden cottonseed meal and used as a food crop fertilizer may be a source of food chain contamination. It is estimated that as much as 65% of hazardous conventional cotton production ends up in our food chain.

This is due to the use of cotton by-products, generated by manufacturing non-food cotton products such as clothing, textiles, personal care products, and bedding. These by-products are commonly known as “Gin Trash” and consist of cotton seed, stalk, leaves, burrs, twigs, and dirt not used in cotton textile production.

The “gin trash” is then sold to food companies to undergo further processing to create cottonseed oil, vitamins, additives, and fillers for processed foods, livestock feed, fertilizers, and soil compost mix. The waste from this process pollutes our water supply and adversely affects aquatic life..." ~ Alliance of Women Scientists and scholars, Jun 2013 : http://tinyurl.com/q679f2b
MarchMay24 Cities :
Cape Town: http://tinyurl.com/pl6zdoh
Johannesburg: http://tinyurl.com/q8cbj5b
Port Elizabeth:http://tinyurl.com/o5m2est
Durban =http://tinyurl.com/pdc534u
**AFTER SIGNING THIS PETITION** stay informed of the many aspects and dangers of GMO/GE genetically modified organisms/Engineered food & products:

March Against Monsanto South Africa = http://tinyurl.com/nltljl6
NO GMO South Africa = http://tinyurl.com/oorwybl
GMO - Did You Know? = http://tinyurl.com/oxe8e79
African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) =http://tinyurl.com/p8vr3ty

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