Do You Have A Right To Know If GMO’s Are In Your Food?
If you’re wondering what a GMO is, it’s a genetically modified organism. Commercial farmers are motivated to modify the genes of a food so that it grows faster for example or so that it’s easier to process (seedless). That’s all well and good but there are credible claims that GMO’s in our food are bad for us and several studies are yet to be determined. But at the very least, don’t we have the right to know if a GMO has been put into the food we buy?
Apparently, politicians on both sides of the isle don’t think we have a right to know, but they think that way mostly due to big contributions (legalized bribes) to their administrations/campaigns from those who profit from GMO’s.
But now there is a law being proposed in California, called Proposition 37, that would require food labeling be transparent enough to tell consumers if GMO’s are in the food so that we can make up our own minds about buying it with or without.
What could possibly be wrong with us knowing what’s in our food? And why would a corporation want to hide that information from us? Well it might surprise you to know that corporations like Coca Cola, Kellogg and General Mills (to name a few) have put up millions of dollars to fight this California-proposed law. California is unique in that the citizens can craft laws and put them to a vote, so the paid-off politicians have been bypassed and the potential law will be voted on by the people. If the law passes in California, it will likely force corporations to label GMO foods in the rest of the United States. But so far the money put up to promote Proposition 37 is far less than the money put up by certain corporations to fight it.
But you can help. You can sign the Proposition 37 Petition. And you can like this page on Facebook, Google+ it and Retweet it on Twitter. We need to share this information with others or risk being forbidden to know what’s in the food we buy.
This article is not anti-corporation. There are good things about corporations (they supply jobs, often make great products, donate to good causes, etc) but when some of them act against what’s best for the people, we need to stand up to them and we need to stand up to politicians as well.
Who would want to be ignorant about what’s in one of the most basic and important needs we have? What could possibly be good about keeping consumers ignorant? If you’re a consumer, nothing.