Genetically engineered (GE) crops make up over 80% of the food that lines your grocers shelves and kitchen pantry!
Labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is not required by law in the US and long term clinical trials simply do not exist. GE ingredients were only just introduced into our food supply in 1996. Since then, documented studies suggest GMO consumption causes serious health issues including damage to the kidney, liver and spleen, digestive and gastrointestinal dysfunction, toxicity, allergies, reproductive issues and adverse affects on cholesterol synthesis and insulin regulation to name a few. Over 3/4 of US consumers when polled stated when given the choice they would purchase non-GE foods and brands over their toxic counterparts.
Russian biologist, Alexey Surov that studied Monsantos GE soy (91% of US soybean fields) stated as a result of his findings; ”We have no right to use GMOs until we understand the possible adverse effects, not only to ourselves but to future generations as well. We definitely need fully detailed studies to clarify this. Any type of contamination has to be tested before we consume it, and GMO is just one of them.” Read more…
GMO-Free Phoenix is a non-GMO food advocacy group and grassroots movement formed as a direct response to the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRTs) call to action to educate consumers and grow the Non-GMO Tipping Point Network (TPN).
We support the Campaign For Healthier Eating in America and aim to help consumers identify and switch to healthier food products and brands to avoid GMOs as they shop. The tipping point is estimated to be 5%. This means if 5% of the US population boycotts buying genetically engineered (GE) foods and brands it will trigger an industry-wide cleanout. The reasoning is simple…if we don’t buy it they won’t make it! .
Boycott brands that opposed Prop 37
While Prop 37 did not pass…it was wildly successful in helping to bring GMO issues to the forefront for many individuals and families. These companies in opposition to Prop 37 do not deserve your hard earned Dollars! Support the companies that support you and your family. Click to learn which brands were in SUPPORT and OPPOSITION to the California GMO Labeling Prop 37. When you boycott brands that opposed your right to know and buy brands that supported Prop 37 you make an immediate difference. Vote with your fork and pocketbook!
Until GMO labeling is required, how do you identify dangerous GE Foods?
Good question! The fact that identifying genetically engineered ingredients in your foods is so confusing to the ordinary consumer is the main premise for the formation of this movement. The major engineered crops in the US are corn, soy, sugar beets, canola and cotton (which includes all their derivatives as well). Also alfalfa was just recently approved by the USDA in 2011. Some papayas (Hawaiian), crooked-neck yellow squash, potatoes and tomatoes are also genetically engineered. Dairy also poses a major health concern for many reasons. Dairy cows are injected with genetically engineered bovine growth hormones to increase milk production and also injected with antibiotics. Also cows, chickens and other factory farmed animals are likely to be fed GE corn feed so by products of these animals are also recommended to be avoided.
This all may sound overwhelming to you and for the average consumer it is! Until the FDA requires labeling is it up to you to educate yourself on safer foods options for you and your family. GMO-FREE Phoenix aims to help you identify safer ingredients and brands to help arm you with the knowledge to make an informed decision. Soon, eating healthier and identifying GE foods and boycotting them will become second nature to you.