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Connecticut Mom Seeks Consumer Action against GMO’s

Connecticut Mom Seeks Consumer Action against GMO's

GMOs GMOs GMOs! If you want to make any room of even semi health-conscious people rage and foam at the mouth, mention the process of genetically modifying foods commonly employed by large farming companies like Monsanto.

Now, the effects of these foods aren’t really known, and whether they are dangerous or not isn’t something scientists have been able to decide conclusively. So why so much anger over something that could possibly be harmless? Well the anger is over information — or the lack of information — with which consumers are provided. An overwhelming number of consumers have requested that their foods be labeled “GMO” if the modifications exist. However, legislators have consistently shut down these efforts. Well, to be more exact, legislators have been pressured by companies like Monsanto into shutting them down.

Diana Reeves, a Conneticut mother who has strongly pushed for GMO labeling, was disheartened when a lawsuit by the food giant stomped out legislation in play for her home state. The law had an overwhelming majority and Reeves was taken aback by the government’s reaction. “I was so angry that our legislators didn’t do their job, that they didn’t stand up to the corporations – especially because the majority of voters wanted this law,” Reeves said.

Now, she is trying a new approach to prevent ambiguously sourced goods. GMO FREE USA is an attempt to mobilize consumers nationwide, directly against individual companies responsible for the foods. The hope is that through boycotts and letter-writing, a change will be prompted. According to Reeves, “We’re going to hit them from every angle. It’s going to be thousands of people speaking directly to food manufacturers.”

You can learn more about the GMO FREE campaign by joining their Facebook page. Remember that if a food is not labeled non-GMO or organic there is a very good chance that it is modified. If you are uncomfortable with that, you should speak with your wallet!

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4 comments on “Connecticut Mom Seeks Consumer Action against GMO’s”

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ThomasT
5 Years Ago

Some ammo, if it is needed. In a riveting victory in Germany, against genetically modified creations, a major biotech company known as Syngenta has been criminally charged for denying knowledge that its GM Bt corn actually kills livestock. ttp://naturalsociety.com/syngenta-charged-over-covering-up-animal-deaths-gm-corn/#ixzz1xtLzgiuE Danish farmer reverses sickness in pigs stops GMO feed. http://farmwars.info/?p=8723 Its also in the human bloodstream. Nearly all corn syrup is made from genetically engineered corn, which comes with its own set of risks. For example, Bt toxin found in genetically engineered Bt corn has now been detected in the bloodstream of 93 percent of pregnant women tested, and in 80 percent of the umbilical cord of tested babies. There's already plenty of evidence that the Bt-toxin produced in genetically engineered corn and cotton plants is toxic to humans and mammals and triggers immune system responses. The fact that it flows through our blood, and that is passes through the umbilical cord into fetuses, may help explain the rise in many disorders in the US since Bt crop varieties were first introduced in 1996. . Do you need a breakfsast cereal, with its 40% sugar and GMOs, just because its eaten in the movies? No you dont need it. Not even when its labelled Fitness, by the worlds largest food company. This company has over 2000 products, and none of which pass my lips! Eat a couple of tablespoons of raw rolled oats in your breakfast mix, if your gut needs exercise, as all guts need.


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Derac
5 Years Ago

Any other way to participate other than Farcebook? I don't play with them. To me, it feels like just another one of Big Brother's tentacles.


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02 Jul 2012

Exactly, why does one have to belong to something to make a comment. I dont have any use for FleeceBook. Roy

02 Jul 2012

why does it say "join their page" when the page say its a closed group? the article was just a couple days ago.



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