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Join the Sit-In for GMO Labeling at FDA Headquarters


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Thousands will travel to College Park, Maryland, on Monday, April 8, 2013, to demand that mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods.  Groups will be coming in busloads from all over the country, bringing their own bowl, spoons and mugs.  Stone Soup will be served  More information about the local groups who will be going is available at www.Occupy-Monsanto.com.

The Food and Drug Association (FDA)’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is at 5100 Paint branch Parkway in College Park, MD 20740.    The “sit-in” will be from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

According to Emilianne Slaydon, found of GMO Free DC, “President Obama has had 4 years to keep his promise to give us the same food labels utilized by citizens in 40 countries.  Ninety percent of Americans support the labeling of genetically engineered foods.  If Obama acts, no constituents in an demographic will be displeased except those with financial interests in Wall Street agribusiness and processed food companies.”

The purpose of the FDA is to protect and promote the health of Americans.  Instead we are being kept in the dark about the safety and the origin of our food supply as the FDA continues to act in the interest of agribusinesses like Monsanto. According to GMO-free Maryland, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are where the genes of one organism are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of unrelated plant or animal.

According to GMO-Free Maryland, we should care because any any change to an organism’s DNA can have side effects that are impossible to predict or control.  New genes cannot be inserted with any accuracy.  Natural genes can be deleted permanently turned on or off, and hundreds may change their behavior.  Even the inserted gene can be damaged or rearranged, creating proteins that can trigger allergies and promote diseases.   Food allergies/cancer/autism/infertility/obesity are health issues that may be linked to the GMO foods which have effected our food system since 1996.  Autoimmune diseases have increased exponentially since that time, also.

Any food with corn, soy, canola, sugar beets, papaya, some zucchini and yellow squash may be effected.  It is time we stop approving new GMOs and get down to evaluating how our health has been affected so far.  The FDA’s food czar, Michael Taylor, was formerly the vice president and chief lobbyist for Monsanto.

People need to speak up and demand mandatory GMO labels on all all food sold in America, and also to demand that food czar Michael Taylor be forced to resign.

 

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