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What Happens In Ct, Doesn’t Stay In CT
It was news that went viral all over the internet. Connecticut was very close to making history by mandating the labeling of genetically modified organisms in food. RightToKnowCT.org which lead the fight had the support of the public (90% of residents surveyed were in favor!)
However, in lieu of the recent events in the state of Connecticut regarding HB 5117 which would have required the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was downgraded, removing a key provision requiring the labeling of all foods containing GMOs, it is clear that the battle for consumers to rightfully know whether or not food contains genetically modified ingredients is going to be intense. This news also spread quickly with angry citizens demanding that their voices be heard and for legislators to take action.
“Despite the will of the people and the intent of the legislators, the GMO labeling bill surprisingly did not go through, was an eye-opening experience, “ said Tara Cook-Littman, Esq., co-founder of RightToKnowCT.org.
Why Aren’t They Proud?
With biotech stocks remaining strong combined with all of the elaborate advertising promoting GMO’s as “being able to feed the rapidly growing overpopulated world” the question still remains, why won’t the biotech industry label something they are so proud of?
If farmers can look forward to a lucrative and sustainable future, why are there so many law suits popping up against the biotech giants filed by farmers who won’t fall in line? Has biotech monopolized agriculture in such a way that farmers have no choice but to succumb to the rules set by these corporations with deep pockets prohibiting the possibilities for a future in organic farming?
Meet Jeffrey Smith
Bestselling author, Jeffrey M. Smith who has been praised as, “the best science communicator alive today” is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. His first nonfiction book, Seeds of Deception, which reads like a fantastical whodunit, quickly became the world’s bestselling and number-one rated book on the subject. His second book, Genetic Roulette, demystifies the 65 health risks of GM foods with simple tables and sidebars. Smith has spoken in more than 30 countries and has been quoted in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine. Smith is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, a world leader in GMO education, and publisher of the Non-GMO Shopping Guide. Smith lives with his wife in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Jeffrey Smith to discuss the battle to label gmo’s in your food! Click here to listen to the interview!