10 Reasons We Don’t Need GMO Foods {Infographic}

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And reasons we need GMO food labeling…
64 countries require GMO food labeling

There’s a movement afoot in around the U.S. to make GMO food labeling the law of the land (note: GMO labeling is required in 64 countries!).

Jack Miller, from Food and Water Watch Illinois, is one of the boots on the ground working to activate people in my community to help make it happen. Listen to this special Green Divas myEARTH360 Report with Jack talking about getting things going for GMO food labeling.

Then continue on for the infographic and to learn more about GMO food and what you can do…

LISTEN:

WTF is a GMO?

Genetic engineering modifies the DNA of crops to display specific traits, such as a resistance to pesticides and herbicides. Genetically engineered (GE) crops are often also referred to as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or biotech crops. In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration began paving the way for approval of GM animals, such as salmon. The first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption, supporters of GM salmon claim it grows at twice the normal rate. The approval of GM salmon could open the floodgates for GM cows and pigs, which biotech companies are waiting in the wings to finally commercialize after years of research and development. ~ Food and Water Watch

Read the Food and Water Watch Case for GMO food Labeling and find out how much GMO labeling will cost.

64 Countries (except the U.S.) require GMO food labeling.

WTF? Excuse my language (again), but come on.

Currently, 64 countries around the world require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Unlike most other developed countries – such as 15 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and even China – the U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. ~ Just Label It

gmo labeling around the world

Take Action!

Sign the Food and Water Watch petition to ask your elected officials to require labeling for all genetically engineered foods.

Find out what you can do to become part of the Food and Water Watch GMO food labeling movement in your community here.

The 64 countries requiring GMO food labeling…

Source: The Center for Food Safety

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Belarus
  4. Belgium
  5. Bolivia
  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Cameroon
  10. China
  11. Croatia
  12. Cyprus
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Denmark
  15. Ecuador
  16. El Salvador
  17. Estonia
  18. Ethiopia
  19. Finland
  20. France
  21. Germany
  22. Greece
  23. Hungary
  24. Iceland
  25. India
  26. Indonesia
  27. Ireland
  28. Italy
  29. Japan
  30. Jordan
  31. Kazakhstan
  32. Kenya
  33. Latvia
  34. Lithuania
  35. Luxembourg
  36. Malaysia
  37. Mali
  38. Malta
  39. Mauritius
  40. Netherlands
  41. New Zealand
  42. Norway
  43. Peru
  44. Poland
  45. Portugal
  46. Romania
  47. Russia
  48. Saudi Arabia
  49. Senegal
  50. Slovakia
  51. Slovenia
  52. South Africa
  53. South Korea
  54. Spain
  55. Sri Lanka
  56. Sweden
  57. Switzerland
  58. Taiwan
  59. Thailand
  60. Tunisia
  61. Turkey
  62. Ukraine
  63. United Kingdom
  64. Vietnam

Not only does the food industry claim (and like to spend LOTS of money to make their point) that GMO labeling is unnecessary, they say it will raise food costs, put a burden on grocers and taxpayers, among other things. False claims, according to Food and Water Watch. Find out how much GMO labeling will really cost.

Ten Reasons We Don’t Need GMOs

10 reasons we don't need GMO foods

Bonus:

Listen to the latest Green Divas Radio Show podcast for more great green topics…

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Hold on! Another bonus!

Check out this trailer for the documentary film GMO OMG

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About the author / 

Green Diva Lynn

Lynn Hasselberger is the former Managing Editor of The Green Divas blog and was a producer of the Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things.

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3 Comments

  1. sweetpeaandpod@gmail.com'
    Green Bean February 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm -  Reply

    Money talks! That is clearly the only reason we don’t have GMO labeling here in America. The power of Monsanto and other GMO corporations. WTF, indeed!

  2. karen@drkarenslee.com'
    karen February 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

    Out government has been bought by lobbyists. Labeling may not happen in my lifetime. It’s a sad fact. BUT, we can’t give up for our children’s sake. They are being educated how corrupt this system is. We must keep educating them so their lives won’t be as effed up as ours are.

  3. Anne@FlourSackMama.com'
    Anne February 20, 2015 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    Good details! And we still need to do more convincing of small farmers who need encouragement to go organic, non-GMO!

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