- While California’s GMO-labeling campaign failed to pass by an incredibly narrow margin last November, Proposition 37 catalyzed an enormous amount of awareness across the US that is the beginning of the end of GMOs in the US
- More people are now aware of genetically engineered foods than we could have ever reached through educational efforts alone, investing the same amount of money that we invested in Prop. 37
- The tipping point of consumer rejection of genetically engineered foods in the US is almost here. Last year, the president of Whole Foods confessed that when a product becomes verified as Non-GMO or GMO-free, sales leap by 15-30 percent—a clear outgrowth of the Prop.37 campaign
- Target’s brand will be non-GMO in 2014. Ben & Jerry’s will be non-GMO by the end of this year, and while Chipotle’s restaurants are working toward a non-GMO menu, they voluntarily started labeling in the meantime
For those of us working in the trenches for the past several years regarding GMO food, we may be seeing the proverbial light at the end of a very long and difficult tunnel. Monsanto stock is not a good buy, and that is cause for rejoicing. To read the entire article excerpted above, please go HERE.
Meanwhile, I wrote a few weeks ago that I would share info on bokashi, a fermented compost. I just got some video and photos from last month’s experiment, and as soon as I find someone to help me edit the info I will put it on the blog.
Happy Labor Day weekend!
Jeffrey Smith is an expert in genetically modified foods. In this video he explains how an expiring Monsanto Patent was the cause for the practice starting and what some of the potential dangers are of GMOs. Watch Now
We’re taking a brief hiatus from fermentation to report on the latest political action and scientific studies regarding GMO food, and the fight to at least label the stuff.
For studies on animals that show GMO food is detrimental to their health (and oh by the way, we are animals also!) please go HERE for an excellent article by Jeffery Smith, author of Seeds of Deception.
For info on what natural foods may be contaminated with GMO, please read HERE
More HERE from Jeffery Smith about the current political fight to control/label GMO’s, and how we really need grassroots action.
The Institute for Responsible Technology has filed a legal petition asking the FDA to demand labeling of GMO foods. If you go HERE you can sign the petition as well as see a video. Then you can pass this along to your network of friends.
The Global Justice Ecology Project has a petition to try to stop a huge planting of GE trees in the southeast. You can go HERE to read more about this spectacularly bad idea and sign a petition.
Citizen’s For Health, a consumer watchdog organization, has info HERE about the Right2Know March on Washington to demand the labeling of GMO foods.
And last but never least, you can go to the Organic Consumer’s Association homepage HERE for lots of current info on everything happening to slow/stop/label GMO foods internationally.
I am reminded of various campaigns I have participated in over the years: our actions really do matter. The more we are told they do not, the more we realize we are making an impact.