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If you are what you eat, what does it mean that we’re all eating genetically engineered food without informed consent?
Scientists, physicians, farmers, business leaders and parents are taking an inside look at America’s food system, and you’re invited to listen! We’ve been sampling some of Stacy Malkan’s exclusive interviews this week in the new GMOs: What You Need to Know series.
Host Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and media director of California’s Right to Know campaign, is hosting an exclusive series of interviews this week called GMOs: What You Need to Know. This series is being offered in virtual conference style. These interviews collectively offer a comprehensive look at the reasons behind American’s need for GMO labeling. Here’s a quick look at some of the reasons, and quotes from the series.
- Doctors are seeing increasing health problems in US children:
“Mostly declines in health related around gastrointestinal function, immune function, endocrine problems, as well.” — Pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro, MD
- The US is using more pesticides these days, not less:
“We’ve seen a great increase, and this is well documented in peer reviewed literature, in pesticide use with genetic engineering. We know pesticides are not good for kids. They’re showing up in kids’ bodies.” — Host Stacy Malkan, founder of MoveTheMarket.org
- We’re in a consumer beware food era:
“You cannot trust advertising, you need to read the labels, you need to find out more than you want to, unfortunately.” — Mother of three Lisa Bronner
- GMO labeling would inform consumers and help protect public health:
“The only way we could track is there is any kind of problems is we have to do this through labeling. Most of us don’t think these engineered foods are going to cause people to drop over and die tomorrow. So you wouldn’t necessarily notice anything; you have to look for it carefully. If a food caused an increase in cancer rates, you’d never see that or if it causes all kinds of other problems, unless you looked for that, you’re not going to find it. That’s why there has to be pre-market safety assessments before these foods come on the market. There’s global agreement that that’s what needs to be done and the US is in the minority in this case.” — Biologist Michael Hansen, PhD of Consumers Union
You can see 20 different interviews with scientists, farmers and other experts on GMO food at this affiliate link. You can add your voice to the conversation via social media with the hashtag #GMOtalk.
Here at FlourSackMama.com, we’ve been telling you about GMOs for some time:
- We’ve visited farms and ranches, sharing stories like this one from a Kansas rancher who grows seed the way his ancestors did.
- We’ve shared the message of this heirloom seed company magnate.
- We told you about the startling study of rats who developed tumors after eating GMO corn.
- Plus, we’ve brought you personal stories of individuals and families concerned that GMOs might be affecting their health and who want to see GMOs labeled on foods.
- Most recently, we updated you about the historic food fight that the US Supreme Court refuses to hear, along with a response directly from Monsanto.