According to Ecowatch, “By an overwhelming margin, American voters say consumers should have the right to know if their food is genetically modified, with 89 percent in support of mandatory GMO labeling, according to a new national poll. Nearly the same number of consumers would like to see the labels in an easy to read format.
The survey by the Mellman Group confirms previous polls that found heavy support for GMO labeling. The new poll shows labeling is supported by large majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents, as well as people with favorable or unfavorable views of GMOs. Overall, 77 percent of respondents were strongly in favor of labeling.”
“Everyone needs information to make informed food choices, not just those who have smart phones,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “There is no acceptable substitute for mandatory on-package labeling of GMO food.”
The poll, commissioned by a coalition of consumer and environmental groups, comes at a timely moment. In Congress, some lawmakers want to add a provision to the omnibus spending bill that would block states from requiring GMO labels for produce and processed food, as would the so-called DARK Act passed by the House last summer.
In other words, politicians and their GMO masters want to keep you in the dark by stealing your voting rights on the state and national levels, which is a clear violation of your constitutional rights. If the Dark Act fails in the senate, which is unlikely, the politicians have an end run around that. It’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). This international income and voting rights redistribution agreement, fraudulently marketed as a free trade agreement, will, among other things, redistribute massive amounts of income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent, and steal your rights to vote on many issues, including GMO labeling. Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden has guided this monster through the US senate on behalf of his corporate masters.
I should also point out that numerous academic studies on GMO’s have linked them to such things as tumors, cancer, autism, obesity, and much more. For more on this, click scientist-who-discovered-gmos-cause-tumors-in-rats-wins-landmark-defamation-lawsuit-in-paris–Healthnutnews
The fact that all independent studies show health hazards, which the US food Drug Administration dutifully ignores in deference its GMO corporate masters, shows how corrupt to the core the US government has become.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved last month the sale of genetically engineered salmon—which grows to maturity twice as fast as normal salmon and is cobbled together from the genes of different species—but the FDA will not require the salmon to be labeled. This demonstrates the corruption.
“Americans have yet again expressed an overwhelming desire to know what’s in their food,” said Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. “Shoppers want to see clear labels on food packaging that tell them if products are made with genetically engineered ingredients without having to use confusing codes or smartphone apps. We hope lawmakers hear consumers’ call for meaningful, mandatory national GMO labeling.”