You all know I am very passionate about GMO’s being labeled. If you haven’t read Are You Food Illiterate or I Cannot Unlearn this Information, I strongly suggest reading them–even the comments! Then the following information may make a little more sense if you weren’t one of the 1.1 million voices demanding the FDA label GMO’s. They’re response? “We haven’t made a decision yet.”
The USDA is on the brink of approving a type of corn genetically engineered to withstand 2,4-D herbicide, which some studies have shown may be linked to reproductive abnormalities, birth defects, and several forms of cancer.
Approval of Dow Chemical’s genetically engineered corn would trigger an increase in 2,4-D use and our exposure to this herbicide.
Although we might not all agree on the science concerning the long-term effects of eating GMO’s, we should be able to decide for ourselves whether to feed them to our families. But if the USDA approves this new corn, we won’t be able to make that choice since genetically engineered foods aren’t labeled.
Before the USDA makes a decision, they’ve asked to hear from people like you and me, but they’re only accepting comments from the public until Friday! We must make sure they understand our concerns about this new kind of genetically engineered corn.
The herbicide 2,4-D is a persistent chemical with a habit of spreading into the water we drink, the grass our children and pets play on, and the soil beneath our backyard gardens. Plus a growing number of farmers are concerned about the potential impact on their crops from the herbicide drifting onto their fields.
We care about the food we eat, that’s why we blog, workout, and try to eat healthy. We asked the FDA to label genetically engineered ingredients, now let’s speak up before the USDA approves 2,4-D resistant corn with absolutely no labeling, which could unleash a new wave of chemicals in our environment.
Contact the USDA today and bring attention to these critical food issues — sign the petition — spread the word!
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