A big supporter of having our food labeled is Gary Hirshberg who is the Chairman & Co-Founder of Stonyfield Farms. He is also a co-author of “Label It Now” that is a book about what you need to know about Genetically Engineered Foods. In California this past election a big issue was to Pass Proposition 37 which was about a law to be passed requiring food companies to label what went into making that product.
What is wrong in letting the consumer know what is in the food? It should be an easy and expected thing. But no, the large companies that are genetically engineering your foods with pesticides and chemicals to get the perfect miracle grow experience has millions of dollars spent on lobbyist in Washington convincing the lawmakers that we don’t need disclosure so guess what? No the law did not pass this election. They decided you don’t need to know what is in your food.
The food companies spent a million dollars a day, about $41 million dollars throughout the election out spending the organic industry on campaign advertising before the election by about 4 to 1. California is just the start to this issue that effects all Americans across the country. The organic industry is also working on the FDA to get labeling on foods. I think it should have been a requirement of the Federal Drug Administration to enforce rules long ago.
In 1996 when the first genetically engineered crops were planted, they were planted in corn and soy which is in 80% of any of your boxed processed foods. They are basically chemical companies that own these crops. They become new patented products. The main genes they have put into your corn and soy is a tolerance to herbicide tolerance and pesticide tolerance. So these added chemicals in your corn goes into your body and you got unwanted , unneeded chemicals doing harm in your body.
Companies like Dow and DuPont say they need Round Up sprayed on your food to increase the crop yields. They create seeds that are unaffected by the pesticides but hello we are affected and we have cancer and allergies now from our food now after 20 years of playing around with God’s soil and seeds. Like any drug the more you use the more you need so each year our food supply is laced with more of these harmful additives.