Spending Millions To Prevent GMO Labeling

On November 5th, Washington State will either approve or reject a law that would require manufacturers to display labels that contain genetically modified foods. If this law passes (Initiative 522), Washington would be the first state in the US to require GMO labeling. Large food companies like Monsanto and DuPont teamed up to raise almost 22 million to promote anti-labeling!

The Grocery Manufacturers Association = the biggest donor for promoting anti-labeling, making up half of the 22 million raised.

PepsiCo Inc = spent $2,352,965 against I-522

Nestle = spent $1,528,206 against I-522

Coca Cola Company = spent $1,520,351 against I-522

General Mills, Inc. = spent $869,270 against I-522

ConAgra Foods, Inc = spent $828,251 against I-522

What do you think about GMO labeling? Is it right for US citizens to know where their food is coming from?

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GMO Labeling – Agree or Disagree?

 

I have been against the United States NOT labeling GMO foods for a long time now. It’s not fair to us to not know what is going into our bodies! Whether or not to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods is a key issue in the ongoing debate over the risks and benefits of food crops produced using biotechnology. The most common GE crops in the United States are soybean, corn, cotton, and canola. Because many processed food products contain soybean or corn ingredients (e.g., high fructose corn syrup or soy protein), it’s estimated that 60 to 70 percent of processed foods in grocery stores include at least one GE ingredient! Were you aware of this? How do you feel about the labeling issue in the US? How many people are GMO foods affecting?

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For more information: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09371.html