gmo-food-labeling

It annoys me when people don’t support GMO labeling simply because they believe GMOs have no harm on you. Like it doesn’t fucking matter. Vitamin A has no harm on you and that’s on the label. Organic is on the label. Artificial is on the label. I have the right to know what I am consuming!! Like congrats you’re okay with eating altered food. Not everyone is?? Even if it ends up not harming us in the long run I still want to know. And if it has no harm why is everyone so afraid to label it?? Produce should even be label with exactly what pesticide it was sprayed with. I have a right to know exactly what I’m getting whether YOU think those things are detrimental or not.

There is no scientific evidence that GMOs are harmful to health. But it does seem like even though anti-GMO groups say labeling is only about empowering customers, what regular people hear is that GMOs need to be labeled because they are dangerous to eat. According to an ABC News poll conducted last year, 52 percent of people believe GMOs are unsafe, 13 percent are unsure, and just over a third believe they’re safe to eat. Nearly everyone in the same poll—93 percent—said they supported GMO food labeling, and most of those people said that if they knew which foods contained GMOs, they would be less likely to buy them.
—  The Atlantic

Guys, would you please sign here?

https://www.change.org/p/fda-say-no-to-gmo-s-label-all-foods-that-contain-gmo-s-in-the-united-states

the girl who’s running the petition is really compassionated about it and i think it’s a really good thing and i mean honestly, it doesn’t cost you anything to just give her petition your voice. it’s a petition AGAINST GMO FOOD and i think there are a lot out there who are against it.

I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one. #Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling.

Monsanto might not care what we think – but as a public-facing company, Starbucks does. If we can generate enough attention, we can push Starbucks to withdraw its support for the lawsuit, and then pressure other companies to do the same.

Considering that Starbucks has been progressive on LGBT and labor issues in the past, it’s disappointing that it is working with the biggest villain of them all, Monsanto.

There’s much more at stake here than just whether GMO foods will be labeled in a single U.S. state. Vermont is the very first state in the U.S. to require labeling. Dozens of other states have said that they will follow this path – in order to encourage this, we need to ensure that Vermont’s law stands strong.

Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMO Lawsuit

Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he’s boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company’s involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont’s new requirements to label genetically modified ingredients.

Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMO Lawsuit
By Miriam Coleman November 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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Neil Young Neil Young is boycotting Starbucks (Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he’s boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company’s involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont’s new requirements to label genetically modified ingredients.


“I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one,” Young wrote. “Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling.”

Vermont passed a law last spring that requires all food products containing GMOs to be labeled as such by July 1, 2016, with the exception of dairy products, meat, alcohol and food served in restaurants. Shortly afterward, four food industry organizations filed a lawsuit against the state that challenged the law’s constitutionality. Among the plaintiffs is the Grocery Manufacturers Association, whose more than 300 members include both Starbucks and Monsanto. (The other three plaintiffs are the Snack Food Association, the International Dairy Food Association and the National Association of Manufacturers.)

“Monsanto might not care what we think – but as a public-facing company, Starbucks does,” Young wrote. “If we can generate enough attention, we can push Starbucks to withdraw its support for the lawsuit, and then pressure other companies to do the same.”

“Considering that Starbucks has been progressive on LGBT and labor issues in the past, it’s disappointing that it is working with the biggest villain of them all, Monsanto,” he continued.

“There’s much more at stake here than just whether GMO foods will be labeled in a single U.S. state. Vermont is the very first state in the U.S. to require labeling. Dozens of other states have said that they will follow this path – in order to encourage this, we need to ensure that Vermont’s law stands strong.”

Young closed his note by directing fans to the website of the organization SumOfUs to donate or sign a petition, and asking them to “pressure and call out members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.”

This isn’t the only recent instance of Neil Young rallying fans to join him in a boycott on environmental grounds. Back in August, he explained his reasons eschewing non-organic cotton and urged fans to do the same.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-boycotts-starbucks-over-gmo-lawsuit-20141115#ixzz3JIQ8PUGd
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