Rewiring the System


Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

Posted in Uncategorized by rewiringangel on May 29, 2009

Here is a copy of information for members of your home state legislature that was put together by people in Pennsylvania.  This is important for our children and their children since the damage according to Columbia researcher Robert Payette will not show up for three generations.  I fell that we are allowing greed and big food to plan the demise of the human race.

Please work on this with me and form a national policy, one state at a time,  to resemble the European Union laws.

Official Petition to Demand that Genetically-Modified Food Products be Labeled

To take to Congress support for a bill that would require companies using genetically-altering chemicals in their products to include notice of such use on packaging. (*At least 500 residents/state*)

Donations Go To: COORDINATING COUNCIL COORDINATING COUNCIL A 501(c)(3) nonprofit View Fundraising History
Positions:
  1. Citizens have a right to be protected from harmful chemicals.
  2. Consumers have a right to know what they are buying.
  3. We are for free-market and choice, however producers have an obligation to human health, not profits.
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The CDs we buy have Parental Advisory stickers for explicit language. The movies that we view are rated so that a certain level of discretion can be exercised by parents and guardians.

We are told the fat content, the number of carbs and calories, and the recommended daily value of vitamins and minerals.

Yet, the government doesn’t require a company like Monsanto (the makers of Agent Orange) to place notice on their dairy packaging that bovine growth hormone has been used in their production, a chemical that is banned in most industrialized countries.

Yes, genetically-modified foods can help increase production which could assist in battling poverty and world hunger. But let’s get real. With things like the WTO, government subsidies, and greedy people, this will never be used for a genuine purpose, at least not at the present time.

We are demanding that the U.S. Congress immediately require all products which contain genetically-modified/-enhanced ingredients to include reasonable and EASILY OBSERVABLE notices on the packaging of said products. (These concerns must be taken to the national level because individual state’s who have tried to pass similar legislation already have been sued by companies like Monsanto for violating interstate commerce laws).

In the meantime, educate yourself. Find out what you are putting in your body. For all you PA college students on food stamps try buying organic products (don’t worry organic in this case just means normal/natural), especially dairy and produce products. And keep inviting everyone you know to join. Power in numbers is all we have, but it is all we need.

*Be advised that this is considered an official petition that will be sent to Pennsylvania State Reps. As such, if you join to support this clause but are NOT a PA resident, please send me a message. This is just to help our petition remain credible in our home state. Members in other states, I urge you to take similar action with your Congressmen.

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