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Concerned about GMO in your food?

this is a good visual to understand GMO and what it means.
this is a good visual to understand GMO and what it means.
This won't stop  GMO from being developed  -but if enough people get behind it, you might be able to have the CHOICE of whether to use GMO seeds, eat GMO food.  Please forward to your friends who want GMO labeling!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/gmo-labeling-in-illinois-1
Oswego Mom February 07, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Above is a petition to ask Illinois lawmakers to require GMO labeling in IL. This is not a debate about whether GMO is good or bad. It's not a debate over whether GMO crops are responsible for any known or unknown disease, malady, or problem. This is about transparency. Leaving the choice to the consumer - whether or not to give GMO to your family - instead of companies and our government controlling the information. I feel that I have the right to know what I'm putting in my body and what I'm feeding my children. And I think you have the right to know, too! If you feel the same - please, sign the petition and forward it to your friends. Thanks.
Oswego Mom February 07, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Here is the article and the petition starter, from the Geneva Patch: GMO labeling debate is coming to Illinois, we need help, GET INVOLVED! Posted by George Fabyan , February 07, 2014 at 07:20 AM Comment645 More Popular Stories Former Gang Member Hired at Dept. of Corrections?… Geneva Dance Team Finishes First at State Winter Storm Warning Issued; Six to 10 Inches of Snow… Resident Reports Coyote Snatched Her Dog from Her Yard California Right to Know bill was defeated by big business. Illinois will probably suffer the same fate unless we speak up. Contact your local state rep and ask if they have co-sponsored Senate Bill 1666. In Kane County it is Karen McConnaughay and she has not Co-sponsored bill 1666. Only 12 of 59 state senate members have co-sponsored the bill. This spring, Illinois legislators will face the issue of whether the state should require labels on foods that have been "entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering." The lawmakers will have a difficult time separating the wheat from the chaff on an issue that is generating increased interest nationally, much to the chagrin of Monsanto and a handful of companies that control the hybrid seed market. There is no middle ground in the debate between the "naturalists" and the big seed companies over the touted evils and virtues, respectively, of genetically modified organisms. State Sen. David Koehler, D-Peoria, has introduced SB1666, the Illinois GMO labeling bill. An inactive United Church of Christ minister and former owner of an organic bakery, Koehler is trying to frame the issue around the consumers' right to know rather than to the contentious science that swirls around the topic. GMOs in Europe has caused the European Union to ban GMO foods. Today it is virtually impossible to find GMOs in European supermarkets. In the past two years, voters narrowly defeated labeling referendums in California and Washington state, yet lawmakers in Connecticut and Maine passed bills in June that require labeling on all foods made from GMOs. Twenty states, like Illinois, are considering the issue. Should we encourage our state reps to vote for GMO labeling on products? Do you want to know what your eating? Please support this petition, the link is below. We have two separate petitions. One petition will not be enough to make a dent, two is hardly scratching the surface. But it is a start. Cheers http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/gmo-labeling-in-illinois-1 http://petitions.moveon.org/dashboard.html If you have nothing nice or supportive to say your comments will be deleted. The organization in support is "California Right to Know" and the organization against is "NO Prop. 37, Stop the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme". As of November 6, 2012, the total donations to each side were $9.2 million in support, and $46 million in opposition. The top 10 donors to each side are as follows: Supporters Mercola Health Resources $1,199,000 Kent Whealy $1,000,000 Nature's Path Foods $610,709 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps $620,883 Organic Consumers Fund $605,667 Ali Partovi $288,975 Mark Squire $258,000 Wehah Farm $251,000 Amy's Kitchen $200,000 The Stillonger Trust (Mark Squire, Trustee) $190,000 Opponents Monsanto Company $8,112,867 E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. $5,400,000 PepsiCo, Inc. $2,585,400 Grocery Manufacturers Association $2,002,000 Kraft Foods $2,000,500 Bayer Cropscience $2,000,000 Dow AgroSciences $2,000,000 BASF Plant Science $2,000,000 Syngenta Corporation $2,000,000 Coca-Cola North America $1,700,500

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