Friday, October 21, 2011

Fast Fact Fridays: No, No, We Won't GMO!

You probably ate something today that was genetically engineered (GE). 95% of sugar beets, 91% of soybeans, and 85% of canola and corn are genetically modified. The bigger issue, whether you agree with GMOs or not, is that there is just no information about what products contain them.
  • 48% of GMO cropland is planted in the U.S.
  • 31 countries, plus the 27 European Union member nations, have labeling laws/regulations for GE crops and food products. The U.S. (except Alaska!) has nothing.
  • Over 80% of Americans support GE labeling.
Last Sunday, the Right to Know March landed at the White House to show our government that the American public wants...no, needs...information to make decisions about what we purchase and what we consume!

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