Important Article on GMOs from Organic Consumers Association

Organic Consumers Association has a new article on GMOs that you might find helpful.It was published in the New England Journal of Medicine

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Here is the Intro:

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not high on most physicians’ worry lists. If we think at all about biotechnology, most of us probably focus on direct threats to human health, such as prospects for converting pathogens to biologic weapons or the implications of new technologies for editing the human germline. But while those debates simmer, the application of biotechnology to agriculture has been rapid and aggressive. The vast majority of the corn and soybeans grown in the United States are now genetically engineered. Foods produced from GM crops have become ubiquitous. And unlike regulatory bodies in 64 other countries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require labeling of GM foods.

Two recent developments are dramatically changing the GMO landscape. First, there have been sharp increases in the amounts and numbers of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops, and still further increases — the largest in a generation — are scheduled to occur in the next few years. Second, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glyphosate, the herbicide most widely used on GM crops, as a “probable human carcinogen”1 and classified a second herbicide, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), as a “possible human carcinogen.”2

OGA is also heavily invloved with the Dark Act, keeping consumers in the dark about GMOs, with Monsanto one of the major “Culprits.” Here is more info and another link:

The Organic Consumers Association is asking our supporters to organize rallies at the district offices of Congress members, asking lawmakers to reject the DARK Act (HR 1599), a bill that would strip states of the right to pass GMO labeling laws.

What is the DARK Act?

In February 2015, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) reintroduced HR 1599, a bill intended to strip states of their right to pass GMO labeling laws. The bill is officially called the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.” But we call it the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act because it would stop GMO labeling laws in their tracks.

What can you do to stop the DARK Act?

Members of Congress need to hear from you. One of the best ways to get their attention is to hold a rally outside their home offices. Click here to get started!

One Response to “Important Article on GMOs from Organic Consumers Association”

  1. Mary-Lou Meyers Says:

    Thanks for all the info, it’s good to remember one of the best ways of preventing these GMO’s
    from filling the shelves in the stores, is to read the labels and STOP buying them,
    just adding to coffers of Monsanto.

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