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Genetically engineered food is chemically treated and heavily processed. Seven out of 10 foods on grocery shelves contain questionable transgenic ingredients, including pesticide residue, yet they require no label identification.

Industrially processed cows, pigs and chickens are usually fed genetically modified crops yet animal products like milk, eggs and meat do not require warning labels. Genetically engineered salmon is a reality yet it requires no identifying label.

Supporters of industrial bioagriculture claim that the World Health Organization (WHO) position is that GMO foods are safe. But that's not accurate. The IAASTD Global Report, co-sponsored by the WHO and six other world organizations, says GMOs have NOT been proven safe. Over 100 science or health based world-wide organizations support mandatory labeling.

HELP CHANGE THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Industrial agriculture contributes to many pressing problems: toxic drift and runoff of pesticide residues and animal wastes; green house gases emitted by farms and food transport; and, a link to the decline of public health. We need a food system that values people over profit and consumers can help. To change the future of food we need solidary. Join the concerned citizens worldwide that are demanding that their countries take action. Let your legislators know that you want foods that contain transgenic ingredients clearly labelled.

More than 60 nations, including France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, India, Chile and South Africa require GE labeling on their processed shelf food. Unfortunately, meat proteins and dairy are still exempt from the practice.

In Canada and the United States, no such luck. New transgenic crops like alfalfa, lawn grass, ethanol-ready corn, 2,4 D-resistant crops as well as genetically engineered trees and animals are being fast-tracked for approval by the US government, with absolutely no independent pre-market safety-testing required, no public discussion and no labelling requirements.

A 2016 University of Illinois Plant Clinic herbicide resistance report shows that glyphosate herbicide resistance and PPO Inhibitor herbicide resistance have both reached epic proportions across the Midwest of the United States.

Herbicide-resistant weeds are symptomatic of a bigger problem: an outdated system of farming that relies on planting huge acreages of the same crop year after year. Farming practices such as monoculture, promotes excellent habitats for the accelerated development of weed and pest pesticide resistance. In response to the crisis, Monsanto and its competitors suggest using more of their herbicides to cover the resistant weeds. This approach ignores the underlying biology of agricultural systems and inevitably leads to more resistance. Great for chemical sales; not so great for land stewartship or honeybees.

The study examined 2,000 waterhemp or palmer amaranth weed samples from 10 states across the Midwest. Alarmingly 76.8% of the 593 sites studies 456 showed glyphosate resistance. Over 62% of the weed samples showed resistance to PPO inhibitor herbicides. And almost 50% of weeds on all the field sites showed resistance to both PPO inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate herbicides.

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic report has led Midwest farmers to question the glyphosate resistant (Roundup Ready) GMO crops that have been pushed on them over the last 20 years by biotech giants such as Monsanto. Bill Giles, a farmer from Illinois, who has been growing GM crops since 2009 stated “GM crops are on the edge of failure in the U.S. as farmers are asked to fork out more and more money on herbicides to try to control the superweeds. We simply can’t afford it! It is near the end of the road for these crops and many of my friends in the Midwest are on the edge of turning back to conventional farming methods.”

Related Links:
2016 University of Illinois Plant Clinic Herbicide Resistance Report
http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/?p=3821
The impact on our natural environment has been devastating. The specific herbicides and pesticides manufactured and sold by these large bio-tech companies are creating new generations of superweeds and superbugs that have grown resistance to the petro-chemicals that supposedly protect the biocrops
http://organicprinciple.com/biofood_explained/transgenics
SuperWeeds
http://organicprinciple.com/issues/precautionary_principle/staxed

California regulators stated that glyphosate will appear on the state’s list of cancerous chemicals beginning July 7, 2017. That means new labels may be appearing as soon as next year in California that include a cancer warning on Roundup and other glyphosate-containing weed killers.

The final say on whether Roundup will get a cancer warning label is still up in the air as Monsanto has filed yet another appeal in an attempt to block the labeling. Monsanto continues to contest the classification, even as it’s become clear that they may have worked with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official to stop glyphosate investigations.

California’s decision to add the chemical to its Prop 65 list of cancer-causing chemicals came in response to the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) 2015 determination that glyphosate is a "probable carcinogen.

From The Source:
California lists Roundup ingredient as a chemical linked to cancer; Monsanto vows to fight
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-roundup-cancer-20170626-story.html
EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Cancer Study
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/monsanto-accused-of-ghost-writing-papers-on-roundup-cancer-risk