Your Right to Know: The Push to Label GMO Products Continues
Prop. 37, California’s Right to Know initiative, put us at the center of the movement to demand mandatory labeling on Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs).
Despite the proposition’s narrow loss in the recent election, the fact that nearly 47% of Californians voted YES is significant progress. The outcome is our mandate to continue to educate our families on the potential health risks GMOs pose to parents and children.
The GMO facts you need to know.
Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives, a documentary from the Institute for Responsible Technology (STI), reveals how genetically modified foods and toxic pesticides have increased inflammatory-based illnesses in America over the past 20 years.
The facts are staggering as scientists, physicians, government officials, and parents link GMOs to food allergies, digestive disorders, autism, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infertility, birth defects, and the list goes on and on.
Experts caution that GMOs pose greater risks to children because pound for pound they require more food than adults and are sensitive to even the smallest dose of toxins. Research also points to the insidious nature of GMOs. One of the most alarming reports reveals traces of harmful pesticides in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Equally disturbing is the film’s focus on Monsanto, the multinational biotechnology corporation responsible for the genetically modified seeds and pesticides impairing our food supply. Monsanto’s foothold in the FDA and USDA has long interfered with research and legislation that would call attention the dangers of GMOs, with Prop 37 serving as a possible example.
Genetic Roulette is viewable online for a minimum donation of $2.99.
Protecting your child from GMOs.
Choosing a non-GMO diet for our child will help protect them from unnecessary illness. And it’s never too late. Genetic Roulette offers success stories about how switching to GMO-free diets helped both animals and humans rebound from chronic sickness caused by toxic foods.
To help you avoid GMO products, STI offers an online Non-GMO Shopping Guide where you can search for safe alternatives from nearly every aisle in the grocery store. The site also offers helpful tips, such as:
– Buying certified organic products
– Looking for the “Non GMO Project Verified” seal on labels. (The Non GMO Project offers third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products.)
– Avoiding products with at-risk ingredients (soybeans, canola, cottonseed, corn, and sugar from sugar beets)
The GMO fight is ours to win.
As parents, you have a right to know what is in the food you choose to feed your children, especially when their health is at stake. At GetzWell, we promise to bring you the latest GMO news and research as we continue our support for product transparency.
Give us a call today at 415.826.1701 for more information about protecting you and your child from GMOs and supporting your child’s well-being nutritionally.