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This 60-second video, produced by Boulder-based Whizzbang Studios and Compass Natural Marketing, made its debut at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural and organic products trade exhibition, at a GMO labeling seminar and press conference held on March 7, 2013.
With GMO labeling and consumer transparency a key issue at this year’s trade show, the seminar, moderated by Compass Natural Marketing Managing Director Steve Hoffman, was standing room only. Featured speakers included public health attorney Michele Simon; Ken Cook, president of Environmental Working Group; Lori Lively, Washington State I-522 campaign executive committee member and education director for Marlene’s Market and Deli; Gary Hirhberg, Chair of Stonyfield Farm and founder of Just Label It; Jessica Lundberg of Lundberg Family Farms; and David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronne’rs and I-522 campaign executive committee member.
For more information on the Washington State I-522 People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act, visit www.labelitwa.org.
In lieu of the recent events in the state of CT, regarding HB 5117 which would have required the labeling of foods containing GMO's was downgraded ( removing a key provision requiring the labeling of all foods containing GMO's) it is clear that the battle for consumers to rightfully know whether or not food contains genetically modified ingredients is going to be intense. With biotech stocks remaining strong combined with all of the elaborate advertising promoting GMO’s as “being able to feed the rapidly growing overpopulated world” the question still remains, why won’t the biotech industry label something they are so proud of? If farmers can look forward to a lucrative and sustainable future, why are there so many law suits popping up against the biotech giants filed by farmers who won’t fall in line? Has biotech monopolized agriculture in such a way that farmers have no choice but to succumb to the rules set by these corporations with deep pockets prohibiting the possibilities for a future in organic farming? Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Jeffrey Smith to discuss this battle! Smith, who has been praised as, “the best science communicator alive today” is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. His first nonfiction book, Seeds of Deception, quickly became the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on the subject. His second book, Genetic Roulette, demystifies the 65 health risks of GM foods with simple tables and sidebars. Jeffrey is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, a world leader in GMO education, and publisher of the Non-GMO Shopping Guide. Stay Tuned!
Percy Schmeiser is well known activist that has been fighting hard to educate the public about GMO’s and the issues that arise for farmers. He was the first farmer to win a law suit against Monsanto. The landmark case, which went before the Federal Court of Canada, attracted international attention because it demonstrated the power of the farmer. When it comes to our food in American, there are no laws that mandate labeling for GMO’s. Consumers assume that the manufacturers are using
MO Food Labeling: California’s Proposition 37 with Zack Kaldveer, Assistant Media Director, The Yes on Prop 37 Campaign. Zack Kaldveer is the Assistant Media Director for the Yes on Proposition 37 campaign. Zack formerly served as both the Communications Director for the Consumer Federation of California (CFC), a non-profit consumer rights and economic justice organization, and Editor of the California Progress Report, an independent online journal that covers a wide range of vital publ
GMO Labeling initiatives are sweeping the US. This show features an interview with Elizabeth Larter of Washington State's Yes on 522 GMO labeling campaign. Hear how Washingtonians are working to get their food's labeled within their state http://yeson522.com/
PROP 37 ORIGIONAL Initiator Pamm Larry Is a grandmother, a former midwife, business owner and farmer who woke up in January of 2011 with the inspiration that it was her job from that day until Nov 6 2012, to do everything she could to get an initiative on the ballott ,that would require GMO foods to be labeled. In November 2011 America won,and the initiative was put on the ballot then won in November 2011 Pamm found others who caught the fire and we now have P
Percy Schmeiser is well known activist that has been fighting hard to educate the public about GMO’s and the issues that arise for farmers. He was the first farmer to win a law suit against Monsanto. The landmark case, which went before the Federal Court of Canada, attracted international attention because it demonstrated the power of the farmer.
When it comes to our food in American, there are no laws that mandate labeling for GMO’s. Consumers assume that the manufacturers are using ingredients that are safe and will not affect their health. Unfortunately, 80% of the packaged foods in America contain Genetically Engineered ingredients that have not been proven safe and are not labeled!
The Right2KnowMarch.org which was organized to raise awareness for GMO-Labeling is a historic event that kicked off on October 1st and will continue to October 16 Marchers from across the country will be walking from New York City to the White House, demanding labeling of all Genetically Engineered Foods. This event seeks to raise national awareness and create pressure in the 2012 election cycle for politicians to take positions and enact legislation requiring Genetically Engineered foods to be labeled. In many ways this march is the beginning of a new broad-based movement for GMO labeling. Percy Schmeiser will be speaking at the event about his experience and also to educate the public about why GMO labeling matters!
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Percy Schmeiser about his advocacy about GMO’s and why there needs to be clarity with our labels.
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Director of the Sustainable Food Systems Program and Senior Scientist for Pesticide Action Network briefed a group of writers on the science of genetically engineered foods and why California’s historic Proposition 37 – and the labeling of these products - is critical to protecting human health and the environment. Before joining PAN in 1996, Marcia worked in Asia and Africa for 14 years. discuss developed farmer field schools in ecological
We are seeing that the battle on labeling Genetically modified organism foods are going into effect next week. The question is, is it right for us to have them labeled as a consumer? Monsanto is one of the biggest threats to humanity and it is a right to have them labeled.
In this show, we will be talking about what is happening at Washington, what is the new findings about individuals who consume genetically modified foods and what can you do in order to petition into labeling these foods.
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Cathy Harris is the author of 18 books. She is a Nationally Recognized Whistleblower and is part of the "American Whistleblower Tour." She is also an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, Community Organizer, Human Rights Activist and Business Owner.
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