An Open Letter to a Organic Community: The California Ballot Initiative to Label GMOs


Big Food has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to better a country’s initial imperative GMO labeling laws. It’s time for us to step adult and quarrel back.

Help Us Label GMOs sign

After 45 years of tough work and grassroots struggle, a organic village has built adult a $30-billion organic food and tillage attention and community. This consumer and tiny farmer-driven movement, underneath solid conflict by biotech and Big Food lobbyists, with small or no assistance from a sovereign government, has managed to emanate a healthy and tolerable choice to America’s disastrous, chemical and energy-intensive complement of industrial agriculture. Consumer direct is behind clever organic sales. Conscious of a health hazards of genetic engineering and chemical agriculture, and a mortal hazard of tellurian warming and meridian change, millions of Americans are perfectionist food and other products that are approved organic.

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It’s a carefree pointer that, in annoy of mercantile recession, organic dishes now make adult 4.2 percent of all grocery store sales. However given a bulk of a country’s open health, environmental, and meridian crisis, 10 percent annual expansion in a organic zone is simply not adequate to strech a self-evident ‘tipping point” before a stream predicament metastasizes into what can usually be described as a catastrophe.

In a food sector, we can't continue to palm over 90 percent of a consumer dollars to out-of-control, biotech, chemical-intensive, energy-intensive, hothouse gas polluting companies and “profit during any cost” sell chains. The expansion of a Organic Alternative is literally a matter of survival. After dual decades of biotech bullying and force-feeding unlabeled and dangerous genetically engineered dishes to animals and humans, it’s time to pierce over defensive measures – such as petitioning a FDA – and go on a offensive. With organic farming, meridian stability, and open health underneath a gun of a gene engineers and their partners in crime, it’s time to do some-more than complain. With some-more than 1/3 of U.S. cropland already infested with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), with ascent systematic justification that GMOs means cancer, birth defects, and critical food allergies, and with new biotech mutants like alfalfa, weed grass, ethanol-ready corn, 2,4 D-resistant crops, and genetically engineered trees and animals being fast-tracked for capitulation by a government, with positively no pre-market safety-testing required, time is using out.

The blazing doubt for us all afterwards becomes how — and how fast — can we pierce healthy, organic products from a 4.2% marketplace niche, to a widespread force in American food and farming?