July 2, 2015
GMOs, Labeling, and Your Health
When it comes to the food that you eat, you want to know that what you are consuming is going to do your body good. You want to know that you are eating food that is going to help your body, not harm it. In order to best look out for your body, you need to know just what is in the food that you pick up at the store. In order to stay healthy, you need to be careful about the food that you eat, and you need to know just what is going into your mouth at all times. GMOs can be harmful to your body, but how can you know if they are in the food that you are consuming? How do you know whether the food that you pick up at the store is something that will be healthy for your body or something that will be harmful?
Just Label It is an organization that is seeking to help you out when it comes to the food that you pick up in the store. It is hard to know what you can buy and what you cannot buy when you are trying to avoid GMOs, and Just Label It is trying to help you out by making things simpler. When you are looking to avoid GMOs, you need to have a way of knowing whether or not these harmful organisms are in the food that you are purchasing. Just Label It is trying to help you find out just what is in the food at the store by signing a petition.
A number of America’s favorite celebrity moms came together to sign Just Label It’s Conceal or Reveal petition in support of GMO labeling. The group of moms asked big food companies to stop blocking their right to know what’s in the food they feed their families. Moms featured in the video include Jordana Brewster, Jillian Michaels, Sara Gilbert, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Constance Zimmer. The video highlights the question, “What do moms care most about when it comes to their kids? The importance of food, and specifically, knowing what’s in the food we feed our families was a common trend for every mom.
Genetically Modified Organisms are linked to many harmful effects. When you are looking to protect your body, you want to avoid GMOs. These organisms have been linked to food allergies and increased toxicity in the food that they are a part of. GMOs are thought to possibly lead to cancer. When someone is trying to live a healthy lifestyle and look out for their body, they want to avoid GMOs. You want to choose food that is free of GMOs.
Just Label It’s Conceal or Reveal petition, signed by these celebrity moms and many other parents, food advocates and supporters across the country, asks Quaker Oats of PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kellogg’s to stop blocking Americans’ right to know if there are GMOs in their food and to support mandatory FDA labeling. Large food companiess combined have spent more than $168.4 million since 2013 – $51.6 millionin 2015 alone – to fight GMO labeling campaigns across the country. Their trade association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, is supporting the anti-consumer DARK Act, which will make it even harder for consumers to get the transparent labeling they deserve. This dangerous bill just passed in the House of Representatives. What do you care about when it comes to being a good parent? If what’s in your kids’ food is important to you, be sure to sign the petition here and share this video to help spread the word!
Just Label It is calling for the government to make GMO labeling mandatory. They are working with congress to help them deal with the issue that everyone faces when in the grocery store. You should be able to know whether or not the food that you are purchasing contains GMOs, and Just Label It is looking to solve that problem for you. The government needs to step up and call for companies to label their products, and you need to help out with this, too.
In addition to asking the government to make GMO labeling mandatory, more work needs to be done. Please sign the petition asking food companies to stop including GMOs in their products. You need to speak up in order to look out for your own health and for the health of those who will come after you. It is time that these harmful organisms are laid to rest, and we need to be a part of the change that we want to see come about.