A group of big companies like Pepsi and Kellogg’s is spending millions to block laws that would tell us which foods contain genetically engineered ingredients.
“Genetic engineered ingredients” means mutant plants or animals invented in a lab by combining DNA from different organisms. These unnatural creations are so different from anything seen in nature that they’re patented like a drug. But they aren’t tested the way new drugs are.
Are they safe? We don’t know for sure. The only long-term study ever done shows they might cause massive tumors and premature death in rats.
It’s our choice what we eat. But we can’t make an informed choice without knowing which foods are genetically engineered. Just like the law requires food labels to tell us about salt, vitamins, and calories, it should require similar labels for genetically engineered ingredients.
Fifty other countries, including all of Europe — and even China! — require labels for genetically engineered foods. It’s about time Americans, starting with California, had the same basic right to know what’s in our food.
VISIT http://foodact.org/ to support the movement to label GMO Foods!