Vermont in the United States has won against a change in the genetically modified debate. The locals fought against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and other industry groups in the area to tell them to uphold their current laws that require them to place a label on genetically modified foods (GMOs). But this debate has sparked the issue of the idea of GMO food.
Many people are against the idea of GMO food and have compiled steps to stop using GMO products. The list is as follows
- Boycott common GMO food such as corn, canola, soy, alfalfa, milk, zucchini and yellow crookneck squash.
- Buy certified organic food.
- Buy items with the “Non-GMO Project Verified” logo.
- Write to your local, state and federal politicians asking them to defend your right to know what’s in the food you buy, the importance of proper genetically modified foods labeling, and the safety of your food supply. Australia is one of the many countries that have banned genetically modified organisms altogether.
- Write to your local newspaper, radio station, and television to let them know your concern about the health and environmental safety of genetically modified organisms and your right to know what’s in the food you buy.
- Start a petition asking your local health food and grocery stores to ban genetically-modified foods.
- Sign a petition on Care2 against GMOs.
- Donate to organisations that inform the public and fight against genetically-modified foods
- hare information you read about genetically-modified foods with your friends, family, and neighbours.
- Plant only organic seeds or seedlings in your garden, planters, or indoors.
- Stop buying and using products like Roundup and other highly toxic herbicides and pesticides. The money from Roundup goes directly into the hands of Monsanto which has a history of suing organic farmers in their effort to promote their own genetically-modified seeds
Do these points change your opinion of GMO food? Does it help you fend of GMO products?
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