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“More than 90 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, believe foods made with GMOs should be labeled,” said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for EWG. “Consumers in 64 countries already have the right to know if their food contains GMOs. Supporters of this bill are trying to keep this basic information from their constituents.”
The bill – dubbed by its critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know or DARK Act -- would overturn labeling laws enacted in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine and prevent other states from adopting such laws. Since 2013, more than 70 labeling proposals have been introduced in 30 states.
Contrary to promises from the biotechnology industry, the widespread adoption of GMO crops has lead to a surge in herbicide usage. As weeds have grown resistant, farmers have been forced to turn to more intensely toxic chemicals that have been linked to serious health problems. Last week, the World Health Organization classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in the infamous weed killer Roundup, as a probable human carcinogen.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
Verified Non GMO combined with Certified Orgainc seals on the front label of your product is the only way to assure yourself of the cleanliness of your food products, each supplying a piece to the over all food cleanliness puzzle. Verified Non GMO does anaysis via chromatography etc.. in order to assure the "non-presence" of a number of compounds used in pesticides, insecticides, glyphosphate etc..
People just dont get how serious these compounds are, they are nerve agents and endocrine disrupters at best...in their best form, they are still potentially deadly in heavy enough doses, but even worse they stay latent in your body with a cumulative effect in many cases as well.
I find it odd some people are up in arms about vaccines causing autism, I wager that we will eventually discover that pesticides are playing a much bigger role than ever imagined. GMO crops allow for use of pesticide without much of a second thought.