Stores Should Clearly Identify Food Genetically Modified and From Animal Feeding Operations
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Stores Should Clearly Identify Food Genetically Modified and From Animal Feeding Operations

    1. Petition by

      Kaija Starck

      Ellsworth, NH

As concerns about the health, environmental, ethical, and socio-economic hazards of Genetically Modifed Organisms (GMOs) and industrial-scale factory farms or AFOs (Animal Feeding Operations) rise, consumers have an inalienable right to know whether the food we are purchasing  likely contains GM  ingredients or comes  from animals confned in AFOs.

Up to 90% of U.S. soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, and sugar beets are now genetically engineered and routinely inserted into human and animal foods with no labels or safety testing.

Approximately  80%  of  current  grocery  food  items  contain  GMOs;  while according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics, the majority of beef, pork, poultry, dairy, and eggs come from AFOs.

According to the US EPA: 

Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) are agricultural operations where animals are kept and raised in confined situations. AFOs congregate animals, feed, manure and urine, dead animals, and production operations on a small land area. Feed is brought to the animals rather than the animals grazing or otherwise seeking feed in pastures, fields, or on rangeland.

Our stores should clearly identify all non-organic food products containg soy, corn, cottonseed oil, canola, sugar beets or GM growth hormones with a  label or shelf sign that says "May Contain GMOs" and  identify all meat, dairy, and eggs that come from AFOs with a label or shelf sign that says "AFO."

This is an online petition for the Organic Consumers Association Million Against Monsanto Campaign

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    • S. M. Miller LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 3 years ago

      When I shop in your store I will only purchase foods that are clearly labeled Not Genetically Modified.

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    • kris heather QUEENSCLIFF, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      I suggest to link all the anti GM groups here together and fight this one as a whole... also please rally on the 16 Oct in your local area World wide protests will make a difference

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    • Ani L. Schwartz ARROYO SECO, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      Boycott is more effective IMO - not so difficult to figure out which foods are not trustworthy.

      The main thing is to avoid all processed foods and non-local animal produce.

      Easy. (Unless one is addicted to some kinda junk food I guess) . . .

      If we don't buy it, they can't sell it.

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    • Lydia Scherr HENDERSON, NV
      • over 3 years ago

      we need to send this to the CAFO operators as well!

      70% of total usage of antibiotics in America is given to animals for practices other than treating illness, this is harboring the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      We would like to know what we are eating.

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