Topic

gmo labeling

2 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Steven Cahillane

Tell Kellogg’s to label GMO products right on the package!

Kellogg’s knows how important GMO labeling is. The company’s own website features survey results showing 83% of consumers agree that it’s important to label GMOs. But Kellogg’s has a plan to hide the facts. Kellogg’s proudly touts whenever its products do not contain GMO ingredients as “Non-GMO Project Verified.” And they do this with a clear label, front and center on the package.  It is only when they are required to reveal GMO ingredients in the products that they resort to the QR code scam. Before the end of the year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is poised to require labeling of GMOs on food packaging for the first time ever.  But Kellogg’s is not going to use a clear text or a symbol label on its product packaging to indicate that the product contains GMOs.  Instead, if the USDA rules allow companies to use them, you will only see a QR code (a square symbol that resembles a bar code) on the packaging that will require a smartphone to interpret. Tell Kellogg’s to practice what it preaches and put GMO labels in text or a symbol on the package! Why is Kellogg’s using QR codes instead of clear, on packaging labeling of GMOs? Kellogg’s knows that over 100 million Americans do not have a smartphone or cannot afford a reliable broadband connection, and are therefore unable to scan QR codes. These are primarily the low-income, elderly, rural, and minority populations. This suits Kellogg’s just fine. Kellogg’s doesn’t care about these customers’ right to know. The company just wants to hide the fact that they are using GMOs from as many people as possible. Kellogg’s knows that a 2017 USDA study found that even the customers who own smartphones had trouble scanning these QR codes more than 85% of the time! The frustration and time waste of their customers trying and failing to scan the QR code apparently does not bother Kellogg’s. After all, the massive QR code failure rate keeps their customers in the dark on whether GMOs are in their products or not. Even for those of us who own a smart phone and are able to access a broadband connection in the grocery store, looking up the information once you’ve scanned the QR code is neither quick nor easy. Once you’ve scanned the code and the screen has loaded, Kellogg’s makes the user go through two additional steps by clicking on “more information” and then “GMO disclosure” just so you can find out if that product was produced with GMOs or not. With other companies following Kellogg’s lead, can imagine having to use your phone to scan every food product you buy in order to find out if it is produced using GMOs or not? It would take hours to look up everything in your shopping cart.  You’re compromising your online privacy with each search. What if The Kellogg Company captures your phone information for future advertising? Or what if the SmartLabel™ app gets hacked and your information is leaked? Why should you have to put your private information at risk just to look up whether or not a product (or ten or twenty products) has been made using GMOs or not?  Kellogg’s knows that most customers will not put up with this inconvenience, major time drain, and privacy risk involved using QR codes to look up the GMO content of its products. The company and others are intentionally using QR codes instead of on-package text labels to keep this information from as many people as possible. QR code “labeling” is a cynical sham. It is a way for Kellogg’s to hide GMO content, not disclose it.  It is discriminatory and anti-consumer. Tell Kellogg’s that you will not buy their products until they commit to clear on-package text or symbol GMO labeling.  Tell Kellogg’s to label GMO products where everyone can easily find them: right on the package!

Center for Food Safety
1,263 supporters
This petition won 12 months ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Food and Drug Administration

STOP ALLOWING COMPANIES TO PROFIT OFF OF CAUSING PEOPLE CANCER, DEFECTS AND DEATH !!!!!

END THE USES OF GMO PRODUCTS IN AMERICA !!!!! RECALL THE MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT !!!!! STOP POISONS FROM BEING PUT INTO OUR FOODS !!! STOP ALLOWING COMPANIES TO PROFIT OFF OF CAUSING PEOPLE CANCER, DEFECTS AND DEATH !!!!! 10 REASONS TO BAN GMO PRODUCTS OF ALL KINDS : 1. Multiple Toxins From GMOs Detected In Maternal and Fetal Blood 2. DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them 3. New Study Links GMOs To Gluten Disorders That Affect 18 Million Americans 4. Study Links Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors 5. Glyphosate Induces Human Breast Cancer Cells Growth via Estrogen Receptors 6. Glyphosate Linked To Birth Defects 7. Study Links Glyphosate To Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s 8. Chronically Ill Humans Have Higher Glyphosate Levels Than Healthy Humans 9. Studies Link GMO Animal Feed to Severe Stomach Inflammation and Enlarged Uteri in Pigs 10. GMO risk assessment is based on very little scientific evidence in the sense that the testing methods recommended are not adequate to ensure safety. Genetically modified foods or GM foods, also genetically engineered foods, are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering techniques allow for the introduction of new traits as well as greater control over traits than previous methods such as selective breeding and mutation breeding. GMO foods pose a risk to humans, animals, and the environmental.!!!!! “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with genetically modified (GM) food (AAEM 2009),” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. The AAEM has asked physicians to advise all patients to avoid GM foods. GM plants, such as soybean, corn, cottonseed, and canola, have had foreign genes forced into their DNA. The inserted genes come from species, such as bacteria and viruses, which have never been in the human food supply. The genetic engineering process creates massive collateral damage, causing mutations in hundreds or thousands of locations throughout the plant’s DNA. Natural genes can be deleted or permanently turned on or off, and hundreds may change their behavior. Even the inserted gene can be damaged or rearranged, and may create proteins that can trigger allergies or promote disease. GMOs and liver problems : Rats fed GM potatoes had smaller, partially atrophied livers.The livers of rats fed GM canola were 12-16% heavier.GM soy altered mouse liver cells in ways that suggest a toxic insult. The changes reversed after they switched to non-GM soy. GMOs, reproductive problems, and infant mortality : More than half the babies of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks. Male rats and mice fed GM soy had changed testicles, including altered young sperm cells in the mice. The DNA of mouse embryos functioned differently when their parents ate GM soy The longer mice were fed GM corn, the less babies they had, and the smaller their babies were. Babies of female rats fed GM soy were considerably smaller, and more than half died within three weeks (compared to 10% of the non-GM soy controls). Female rats fed GM soy showed changes in their ovaries and uterus. By the third generation, most hamsters fed GM soy were unable to have babies. THIS IS THE FUTURE OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD IF WE CONTINUE TO NEGLECT THE DANGERS OF USING GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMO) PLEASE JOIN THE REST OF THE WORLD ON SAVING THE LIVES OF OUR LOVED ONES.... LIFE IS TO PRECIOUS AND TO SHORT...HELP PUT AN END TO THESE CORPORATIONS WHO HAVE NO REGARD TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD!!!!! WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!!! YOUR VOICE DOES MATTER!!! STAND UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD !!! PROTECT EACH OTHER!!!

Akron Phoenix
524 supporters