Thursday, April 29, 2010

USDA & FDA To Lobby UN To Prevent Labeling Of GMOs Worldwide!

Did you read that title? Wow. How scary is this? And so many other things. Ballsy. Irresponsible. Rude. The list goes on. The following is taken directly from the Fresh: the movie website . You can follow that link to sign the petition at the website. And please pass on the info! Comments must be in by Monday.

We have just a few days to stop the U.S. government from preventing the labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs).

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have adopted a pro-corporate position that laughably claims labeling GM/GE foods creates the "false" impression that "that the labeled food is in some way different from other foods.” [1]  Even worse, the current U.S. draft position paper declares that mandatory labeling laws such as they have in Europe are “false, misleading or deceptive.“ [2]

On May 3rd, Obama administration officals from the FDA and  USDA will travel to Canada for a special United Nations meeting to tell the world to adopt the same position, preventing other countries from rightly labeling GMOs as different from fresh, natural food.
Sign our petition now before the deadline on Monday. 

[1] Consumers Union, Press Release, April 20, 2010
[2] 80+ Groups Urge FDA, USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling Civil Eats, April 20, 2010


  1. There are all sorts of dangerous food out there that isn't labeled and the government refuses to make dangerous food labeling mandatory. That's because the consumer would see the label and not buy it. There are all sorts of other problems with our food supply that I learned about at Organic Free Food, at

    Eat well to be well! An educated consumer is an empowered consumer, but without proper labeling, what are we supposed to do?

  2. I was part of the letter writing campaign to President Clinton, asking him to GMO foods. It was alarming when Pres. Obama appointed Monsanto people to USDA & FDA positions, so this move is really no surprise. What I don't understand, is why they want to destroy our food in the first place? What good does it do to feed us sterile, fake foods that our bodies can't utilize? Don't they want us to be healthy???

  3. It's all about the dollars. Correction: It's all about corporate dollars. As time goes by, I become more and more convinced that the lopsided political influence power balance, between corporations and actual citizens, will eventually be the downfall of the US.