Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Grandma on A Mission: Pamm Larry Vs GMOs | Foodie Buzz

OrganicAuthority: How did you become activated on the GMO issue?
Pamm Larry: I've been studying about them for about 7-8 years and getting increasingly alarmed as the number of varieties of crops has increased with no end in sight. Given the lack of no long studies on the potential health effects for humans, and given the state of our health in the U.S., I was outraged that we were not being given a way to know which foods were made using genetically-engineered processing and not.
Over the years, I got increasingly upset about the situation and lack of protection and oversight on the part of our government. It felt like one of those nightmare situations of government/corporate collusion at the expense of the people. I was outraged that

1) we were being secretly forced to subsidize these products through our taxes when we didn't want them
2) we were being fed foods saturated with herbicides or that had pesticides in every cell and not told about it
3) we were eating foods that had not been proven safe enough to me to want in my body
4) there was nothing we could do about it
5) our state and national governments were doing nothing to protect us and it appeared it was only going to get worse
6) we were powerless, alone and only had our anger and signing online petitions to vent that anger

OA: What is the goal of the Label GMOs campaign?
PL: The goal is to get all foods processed using genetic engineering identified so that mothers know what they are feeding their children. We believe this is an issue of consumers' rights to an informed choice superseding corporate rights to a nontransparent profit. We believe we have a right to know what's in our foods so we can choose what to put in our mouths and what systems of corporate farming we want to support with our dollars.

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