Here’s what the public thinks;

“93% believe GE foods should be labeled (10/10,Thomson Reuters PULSE™ Healthcare Survey, “National Survey of Healthcare Consumers: Genetically Engineered Food”)

96% believe genetically modified foods should be labeled (6/11, MSNBC)

95% of consumers believe GE foods should be labeled (11/08, Consumers Union, “Food-Labeling Poll: 2008,” p. 13)

94% believe genetically modified food should be labeled (9/10, Washington Post)

93% of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods (6/11, ABC News)”

- Source: http://justlabelit.org/right-to-know/polls-surveys/#sthash.K1UbJA8I.dpuf

Andrea Brower: The Public has a Right to Know

Originally posted on Aole GMO Means Aole Aloha:

Maybe it is just a A’ole GMO thing but changing up words to fit your argument is a common thing with what they say and do.  They speak about malama the aina, keiki, and kupuna but then turn around and tell someone who speaks out for biotechnology to drink poison.  Gary Hooser constantly was stating that it was 18 tons of pesticides on their stoppoisoningparadise.org site and they all repeated it over and over.  All the meanwhile they conveniently forget to mention the actual amount of active ingredient weight was little over 9.89 tons that is used by 4 companies on 5,600 acres.  Just the numbers make it sound scary enough but when you really put it into perspective it is really the weight of about 5 average sized cars.  That’s the real amount of active ingredients being used by the seed companies on Kauai, not what…

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GMO (Genetically modified organisms) Foods and you

Originally posted on Global Eyes Magazine:

What foods are you eating? Some say that after GMO foods i.e. foods created in laboratories – entered our food chain, so did the cancer rate skyrocket. Your health is your wealth. Money cannot buy you health. If you want to live a healthy life, eat real foods. Spend time in the supermarket and look for products that says “No GMO”. The GMO creators do not want to label their foods perhaps because they are afraid of lawsuits or are afraid people will shun their products. You have the power to change big business. If we all do our part and reject it by avoid to buy these foods that are bad for our health, the market will change in our favour. Buy organic as much as you can.

http://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/fox-news-admits-gmos-are-a-real-safety-issue/

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BUYING ORGANIC PRODUCE

Originally posted on Good World Goods:

This article from: http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/picking-organic-produce/  I tried “sharing” it but… well, here it is!

BUYING ORGANIC PRODUCE

On a budget and not sure what to buy organic at the supermarket? The Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s just-released 9th annual “Dirty Dozen” list documents pesticide contamination for 48 popular fruits and vegetables based on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data. To ensure the pesticide residues on produce samples were similar than what the public would be exposed to at time of consumption, USDA and FDA scientists peeled and washed the produce samples prior to testing their contamination levels.

Like last year, apples topped the 2013 Dirty Dozen list, followed by strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers. EWG advises consumers to purchase organic varieties of these produce items. For safe, non-organic produce, consumers can…

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Whole Foods To No Longer Sell Chobani Yogurt

klwizer:

Had no idea Chobani contained genetically modified ingredients!

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

(photo via Chobani.com)

(photo via Chobani.com)

AUSTIN (AP) – Whole Foods Market Inc. apparently has lost its taste for Chobani.

The Austin-based natural and organic grocery chain said Wednesday that it will be phasing Chobani Greek Yogurt out of its stores in early 2014 to make room for other products.

Part of the decision might be fueled by the Whole Foods push to phase out foods that use genetically modified ingredients. But it’s also about offering more exclusive and organic products.

Whole Foods says it’s committed to offering shoppers the widest variety of high-quality products possible, including items shoppers can’t find anywhere else. And as the national demand for Greek yogurt has grown, the company says the number of conventional Greek yogurt options has multiplied.

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