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?

Shouldn't babies have the right to know what is in their food?

Shouldn't babies have the right to know what is in their food?

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

Would you eat mystery meat ?

Our food should be clearly labeled but it is not. We should not have to question what is REALLY in our food.

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?

Car Fax image

Should there be 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

Michael Potter, CEO of Eden Foods

Michael Potter, CEO of Eden Foods

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?

In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Mr. Michael Potter, President of Eden Foods will be on the show to discuss the impact of GMO labeling. Click here to listen to the interview!

10 Responses to Michael Potter Discusses GMO Labeling: What’s Really Behind The Label?

  1. @fit2bmama says:

    I have always been content to read a label and find ingredients that I could pronounce, recognize and understand. However, this whole GMO thing brings up new aspects of food labeling. So if I had a choice between gmo and non, I’d go with the most natural. Most moms would :)

  2. Jean Kelsey says:

    It is so hard to believe that the US does NOT require GMO labeling on food products!! What is wrong with this picture? Most people assume that GMO is just CORN and really how do you know? There is only one word for this ‘FAIL’ and it is all very disturbing.

  3. Labeling . that is my problem not only me, my family my friends .. sometimes the labeling is meaningless , the labeling is written by a tiny small letters which is totally unreadable, in addition it is not mentioned if IT IS ORGANIC or GMO either if some unnatural colors was added & so …
    In my opinion, if everybody is refusing to buy a product badly labeled or if the labeling is not covering what we need to know ..I think the companies who are in charge will think twice before distributing the product in the markets !

  4. Charles Mittman says:

    Why is it that the organic companies out there are not following this man’s lead. Clearly after the OCA reported how the so-called “organic elite” crumbled, they lost their spine and had no leadership. Thank God we have people like Michael Potter who are out there fighting with all of their might!

  5. Sara Nelson says:

    I’m unclear why organic companies don’t fight to have non-gmo as part of the certification. Too many labels.too many things to remember. I am at a point where I am going to buy imported only. Come on USA, get it together!

  6. Gary Doyle says:

    It is always interesting to hear stories about people, especially ones that make a difference. To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? It is great to hear information from someone who can do something about Monsanto and that is doing the right thing. Great show!

  7. Tina Mastersen says:

    Very good interview. It is important to hear from the people involved with the industry. You see people in other industries all the time but not in organics. In fact, it is refreshing to hear the truth from the source instead of what mainstream media allows. The only time you hear about organic companies is in magazines. I do not buy them because they also have ads for Big Pharma. It doesn’t make sense. Anyway, you are very thorough and in any event I did enjoy the interview. Looking forward to listening each day.

  8. Dana Silvers says:

    Will the USA ever get it together when it comes to organic? It is sickening that we are not in the lead when it comes to organic and health. The corporations own us all.

  9. Ella Baker says:

    Labeling gmo focuses on providing useful information to all consumers by indicating which ingredient or foods include ingredients that are genetically modified.

  10. Kyle Miller says:

    Hello there, You have done a great job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I’ll follow you on Twitter and facebook too!

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