WHAT IS ORGANIC? GMOs 101
Right now, we have the choice to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms). We can choose organic products, which, by law, are required to be grown and processed without the use of GMOs.
We also have the right to know what we are eating, and the right to make informed choices about what we eat.
A coalition of 300 companies, organizations and doctors has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for just this reason. The coalition’s goal: to require that all genetically engineered foods be labeled, and to protect consumer’s right to know what is in the food they are eating.
Consider this: much of the corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beets, and canola in the United States are genetically modified. This means the ingredients made from them, including such common ingredients as corn syrup, soy lecithin, sugar, vegetable oil and cottonseed oil, are genetically modified as well.
In fact, according to California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, 70% of processed foods in American supermarkets now contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. At this time, none of these products are required to be labeled as genetically engineered.
If you agree that you have a right to know if the food you are eating has been genetically engineered, send a message to the FDA today. With just one click, you can show your support for the FDA petition requiring the labeling of GE foods and win back your right to know. You can also help show your support by sharing these two videos with everyone you know. In doing so, you will help spread the message that labels matter.
International Social Pulse – February 2012:http://www.cephasministry.com/news_pulse_2.2012.html