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8 Steps to Take Action Against Genetically Modified Organisms in Food: No More GMOs

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I'm a mother, environmental scientist, and Covid contact tracer who does research on a variety of health-related topics. Copyright 2020

Many countries around the world already have taken action against GMOs. In the United States, legislation is beginning to gain momentum in states like California and Vermont.

Many countries around the world already have taken action against GMOs. In the United States, legislation is beginning to gain momentum in states like California and Vermont.

Why Take Action Against GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, also known as genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods, are everywhere!

  • The dangers of eating genetically modified foods, such as corn or soy, have been published in scientific studies around the world.
  • You are unknowingly eating GMOs. Food products are not labeled to tell you that the ingredients have been genetically modified.
  • Long-term safety testing has not been done to show that altering the DNA of a plant with DNA from humans, insects or viruses (among other sources) is safe.
  • Many government officials that claim that GMOs are safe for us to eat are former employees and/or are invested in those corporations that supply the world with genetically modified seeds and the chemicals that treat those crops (i.e. Monsanto).
  • Our children are the first generation to grow up eating genetically modified foods.
  • Nearly 50 countries have already stood up to demand labeling of GM foods and have succeeded.
Decide if you are willing to be a guinea pig in an uncontrolled GMO food experiment that is today's food industry.

Decide if you are willing to be a guinea pig in an uncontrolled GMO food experiment that is today's food industry.

TO BE or NOT TO BE a Guinea Pig

There are certainly some people that don't feel that the evidence linking GMOs to disease and death in animals in scientific research is significant. Those people can continue eating GMOs if they would like to.

But if we don't want to be guinea pigs in this uncontrolled GMO experiment, then as consumers, we need to take action. The good news is there are a few simple steps we can take to make change happen.

Copyright © 2018 Melis Ann

Step 1: Tell FDA to Label GMOs

As consumers, we have the right to know what we are eating. As individuals, we have the right to make choices. Labeling genetically modified products would let everyone take their vote on the issue: those that feel comfortable being the guinea pigs, and those that don't. Give your unique opinion in the comments section.

Use your purchasing power to vote for quality food.

Use your purchasing power to vote for quality food.

Step 2: Vote With Your Wallet

It's estimated that if about 5% of U.S. consumers decide to buy non-GMO foods, this would be enough to tip the scales and show the food industry that non-GMO products are in real demand.

Find out how to choose non-GMO foods.

Step 3: Make A Fun Financial Contribution

Download this Angry Bird style game called GMO Busters. Proceeds go to help ensure the safety of food for California families and children. This is a first step in getting legislation approved across the U.S.

Step 4: Send Letters

Click on the following website for links to form letters you can use explaining the GMO issue to suppliers, grocery stores and restaurants.

Step 5: Join Tipping Point Network

Join at the following link as a non-GMO shopper, a financial contributor or as an advocate. They provide resources and training to get involved in your community.

New information is published daily on GMO research and initiatives around the world to label GM foods.

New information is published daily on GMO research and initiatives around the world to label GM foods.

Step 6: Keep Up To Date With GMO News

Keep yourself updated on genetically modified food issues by signing up for newsletters.

  • Justlabelit.org
    At the bottom of this page, Like it on Facebook and you will get updates in your News Feed.
  • GMWatch
    GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organization founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.
  • Natural health news
Make a difference by signing a petition.

Make a difference by signing a petition.

Step 7: Sign More Petitions

  • As time goes on, more U.S. States are beginning their own GMO labeling initiatives. Some are currently gathering signatures (anyone can sign) and others are looking for endorsements and volunteers. Check out the Right to Know GMO movements for California, Vermont, Connecticut and Oregon.

Step 8: Share This Information

Share this article with everyone you know. Like it or Tweet it at the top of the article or forward the link by email. Each person can make a difference and the more people know, the better chance we have at change.

Other Articles on GMOs

Refer to these other articles for more on GMOs.

What Else Can We Do?

The Campaign for Healthier Eating provides a book written by Jeffrey Smith called Seeds of Deception. The book describes the situation and all the steps to take to avoid GMOs.

Disclaimer: Note that this website portrays my opinion. I want to help others consider a new or different view. Any action taken based on these opinions is the responsibility of the reader.

Copyright © 2018 Melis Ann
Original content written by Melis Ann published only on HubPages at the following web address: http://melisann.hubpages.com/hub/No-More-GMOs-Take-Action


Take Action Now!

If every consumer took a few simple steps to avoid Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products, we would be supporting companies and products that use quality ingredients and support quality agriculture. Consumer power would also send a strong message to businesses that insist on selling sub-quality food products. The dangers of eating GMOs are being discovered, the depths of which are yet to be understood. While using our powers as consumers we can also make our voices heard with letters and petitions. Each of us can help make a change.

© 2012 Melis Ann

Comments

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on October 20, 2013:

That's great chefsref. I'm glad we are working together to get the word out about avoiding GMO's.

Lee Raynor from Citra Florida on October 19, 2013:

Hey Melis Ann

I added a link to this Hub in my own Hub about GMO foods

Our Future of Genetically Engineered Food

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on April 20, 2013:

Nature Nat ~ thanks for taking action against GMOs! We need as many voices involved as possible to keep GMOs out of our food.

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on April 20, 2013:

GenerationWKshop ~ so glad you found this hub on avoiding GMOs organized in a way you felt it was simple to follow and act upon.

Natalie from Luton on April 19, 2013:

Thx great hub, will action Immediately....keep up the good work

Jasmin Vazquez from Poughkeepsie, New York on April 01, 2013:

Thanks Melis Ann! Not only did you address the problem in a simple way, but you provided links so I can become involved and inform others. Please continue to publish these kinds of hubs; the online community needs to get invested in these problems.

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on May 09, 2012:

Robert ~ So very true. To really support change for the better, we all have to vote with our wallets. It is such a powerful tool. Too many times people don't realize the link in buying the cheapest products (especially food) and the downward spiral food quality is taking.

d.william ~ I'd never turn down the title of Queen:) Thanks for the links. You, WTS and I are all on the same page trying to get to the same end result with GMOs. The more we help each other get the word out, the better.

Cheers!

d.william from Somewhere in the south on May 09, 2012:

Wow. i just dubbed Wesman Todd Shaw the "KING" for his anti Monsanto article. I now dub you the "QUEEN". Amazing job. Keep up your good work, mine are rather subdued compared to the two of you. I will link your hub to all of mine that are appropriate right along with W.T.S.'s.

Robert Erich from California on April 26, 2012:

These are all great points. I especially like "voting with your wallet". I think too many people say they hate losing jobs, but then they purchase the cheapest items at Walmart.

Great advice. Voted up and shared!

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on March 27, 2012:

Thanks Flickr ~ just heard today that 1 million people have signed the Just Label It petition!

Flickr on March 27, 2012:

SOCIALLY SHARED

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/211/335/629/help-st...

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on March 12, 2012:

It certainly seems obvious that we should be labeling everything and that food should not be GMO at all! Thanks for your comment electricpros.

electricpros on March 12, 2012:

All food should be labeled with exactly what is in them and no food source should be GMO in the first place. Third world countries wont even allow GMOs why do we?

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on March 12, 2012:

Appreciate the SHARE Brett. The issue of GMOs and how to take action against them in the food supply is one that needs to reach as many people as possible.

Brett C from Asia on March 11, 2012:

Good hub. This is becoming a huge problem, especially as many companies do not disclaim if the food is modified, or hide it is extremely small print.

Thanks for SHARING.

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on March 09, 2012:

That's great B. Leekley. I hope more people can give this movement more momentum!

Brian Leekley from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA on March 09, 2012:

I shared and bookmarked this hub.

Melis Ann (author) from Mom On A Health Hunt on February 28, 2012:

Thanks Wesman and dBrian! Everyone's opinion really can make a difference here.

Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on February 28, 2012:

I never stop signing those kinds of petitions. Thanks for spreading more awareness on this important issue!

dBrian on February 27, 2012:

I signed the petitions, this is a great hub!