Thanks to smart phones and computers, with just a few simple clicks, information is easily accessible to everyone. However, this is not the case when it comes to our food. When you take a closer look at food labeling requirements, clarity is not pretty!
Would You Buy It If You Really Knew What Was In It?
Would you knowingly buy your baby’s favorite box of cereal if you knew it contained ingredients that could negatively impact his or her health? Of course not! However, in the United States, food manufacturers are NOT required by law to specify whether or not the ingredients in the products they sell contain or are made with genetically engineered ingredients.
Being A Conscious Consumer Means Being A Food Detective
It is up to the conscious consumer to investigate the company, find out what certifications they have, what country they are sourcing ingredients from and if they are producing in an ethical manner. In other words, buyer beware! In order for a consumer to really know what is in the product, they must be able to rely upon the manufacturer to clearly state every ingredient used to make the product and that what is listed on the label is what they are buying. There should be no mystery or dissertation required to understand what manufactures are using. It should be crystal clear. Unfortunately, until this is mandated, manufacturers will continue to sell their products as is to uninformed consumers that don’t understand the impacts of GMO’s.
Can I Get A Car Fax For Food?
It is interesting that it is mandated by law that before you purchase a car, the seller must fully disclose anything and everything to the buyer. Thanks to companies like Car Fax, the consumer can know exactly what he or she is buying. Why is this not the case with our food? How many class action law suits must take place before it is mandated?
Michael Potter Discusses GMO Labeling
With more and more industry leaders and activists speaking out at events such as the Right2KnowMarch.org and other events, the word is getting out. Michael Potter, who is the CEO of Eden Foods is someone who has been a long term advocate of the organic industry and is also fighting for food clarity through the mandatory labeling of GMO’s. He not only talks the talk but he walks the walk. Eden’s certified organic foods are non-gmo verified and a household staple for millions of consumers in America. Clearly, this is something people are demanding. So, why are the non-organic companies fighting against GMO Labeling? What would this mean for their market share? Would consumers opt not to buy GE laden foods if they knew?