If I put two heads of broccoli in front of you and I told you that one of them was from GMO seed and the other wasn’t, which would you choose? Given a choice, would you actually pick the one that is a genetically modified organism with pesticides built into its dna that can’t be washed off? This head of broccoli is NOT grown from genetically engineered seed. How do I know? Because my mom grew it herself in our garden using seeds from a company that has taken the Safe Seed Pledge.
Having a choice is the quintessential American way. Having a choice in religion, politics, how you deal with your own body, what state you live in, what job you have, and who you marry. I am aware that a couple of those issues are things we’re still grappling with as a country. My point is that Americans, when they’re feeling most prideful, love to boast about how our country is so FREE.
So why is it so hard to convince the FDA that we should have a choice in whether or not we consume GMO foods? All foods should be clearly labeled. Labeling is how we already choose whether or not to consume foods that have been sprayed with the nasty pesticides that are currently killing off all the fertility in the land. It’s how we decide whether or not we eat red dye #40, monosodium glutamate, high fructose corn syrup, or propylene glycol (used in both food and antifreeze). It is vital that all produce and foods that contain GMOs be labeled too.
Here’s a petition to the FDA that you can sign in 15 seconds that demands that all foods containing GMOs be labeled so that Americans can make a choice to eat them or not.
Please sign it today.