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GMO Labeling: The Right to Know

January 20, 2012

More than half a million people have already signed a petition to the FDA asking for labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Now, continuing that momentum, a new video by the director of Food, Inc. encourages consumers to fight for the right to know what is in their food. The video is a collaboration between filmmaker Robert Kenner and the Just Label It campaign.

We are proud to be part of Just Label It’s broad coalition of organizations who have joined together in support of labeling GE foods. We believe the biodynamic community has an important role to play – indeed, is already playing an important role – in meeting the challenge of GMOs.

For more on the GMO issue, see BDA Executive Director Robert Karp’s article “Toward a Holistic Approach to the Threat of GMOs” from the Fall 2011 issue of Biodynamics.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sharon Carson permalink
    January 20, 2012 3:42 pm

    I heard through the grapevine that recently there was a meeting with USDA , Wholefoods and various organic producers to allow GMO’S in Certified Organic foods . Does anyone have any confirmation on this story?

  2. Kez permalink
    January 20, 2012 10:32 pm

    Sorry i have no idea aout the US . Here in Austrlalia, now that organic farmers are being contaminated with GM, the government’s answer was to put pressure on the organic certification organisations, to lower their standards to allow some GM material in organic food. So far the certifiers have stood firm and kept their zero tolerance for GM material policy. I guess you need to contact certifying organisations in the US and get a copy of their standards. Hopefully they must state what their policy is with regard to GM material in food that they are going ot certify as organic. Then stick to food that is certified by organisations that maintain a zero tolerance policy. Get everyone ot tell the producers and certifiiers that they will only buy food certified by organic certifiers that require NO GMO’s for organic cetification. Good Luck


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