Cornucopia.org is one of our go-to websites for finding out the truth about what is going on in our food supply. The Cornucopia Institute has helped our family identify the safest eggs, taught us why all organic milk is not equal (be sure to read the follow up), and revealed who owns some of the big organic names found on grocery store shelves. Shortly after Prop 37 was marginally defeated in California, the Cornucopia Institute released this very informative infographic illustrating exactly who was leading the fight against the labeling of GMO foods.
It should come as no surprise that 100% of the 46 MILLION dollars raised to fight against the labeling of genetically engineered ingredients came from the major food corporations that are using these frankenfoods in their products. (Products that have been banned in the European Union and other developed nations around the world.)
If Monsanto and the other major food manufactuers are so certain that these foods are safe, then why were they willing to spend $46,000,000 to keep the words “genetically modified” off of their labels?
Now, it may be too late to reverse the outcome of Prop 37, but the fight is not over. Just this month, the state of Washington collected enough signatures to put their own GMO-labeling act on the ballot for their next election. This is awesome! You can easily help support their efforts by visiting LabelItWA.org. Even if just a handful of states pass GMO-labeling laws, it will be enough to create a tipping point nationwide. This would greatly reduce the presence of a toxin that the majority of Americans are still unaware they regularly consume.
Here’s the deal, in the early 1990’s, we asked that nutrition information be required on the packages of every processed food available in our markets. In 2006, after the Harvard School of Public Health admitted that the consumption of partially hydrogenated oils (trans fat) were a direct cause of 30,000 – 100,000 heart related deaths per year, we demanded that trans fat amounts would be disclosed as well. I’m pretty sure that the majority of Americans have found these labels to be incredibly helpful and informative.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could also easily identify the products that were made with genetically modified ingredients? After all, research conducted worldwide has shown that the consumption of gmo foods cause an increase in tumors, miscarriage, and infertility. Please join me and millions of others in the fight to get these fake foods labeled. Take time to read your labels and vote with your dollar. Together, we can make a difference.
To download your own free third party verified non-gmo shopping guide app for your smart phone, go to www.nongmoshoppingguide.com.
(Image reprinted with permission from cornucopia.org. I am incredibly grateful for their generousity.)