Friday, August 8, 2014
On the WWGF News Live Stream Google Hangout, David Bronner talked about the Oregon and Colorado product labels that support the state grassroots GMO Labeling campaigns. The quart bottles will be on store shelves nationwide next month.
“We are excited to introduce special GMO Info labels this fall on our quart soaps in support of the Oregon and Colorado right to know campaigns," explains David Bronner, President Dr. Bronner Soaps. "We hope to educate and activate voters to engage with the respective campaigns, by donating money and volunteering time. A particular focus of these labels is conveying the reality that the pesticide industry is genetically engineering food to tolerate high doses of the pesticides they sell: GMOs = pesticides on and in our food.”
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Consumers should not be kept in the dark about what is in their food.
STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW IF YOUR FOOD IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED
We have the right to choose the food we eat and feed our families.
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LABEL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS
VOTE BY TUES. NOVEMBER 4TH IN OREGON STATE
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We must defeat deceptive pesticide companies that put profits over people.
IT’S TIME TO EXPOSE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY LIES ABOUT GMO LABELING We have a right to know when food has been engineered to produce and withstand pesticides.
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GENETIC ENGINEERING IS A PESTICIDE INDUSTRY BOONDOOGLE
Chemical companies genetically engineer DNA from bacteria into food crops to enable them to survive high doses of the herbicides they sell. This foreign DNA produces foreign proteins in every cell of the plant, which gets served up on our plates along with increased pesticide residues. No long-term independent safety studies have been conducted on GMOs. Instead, overuse of pesticides has created resistant ‘superweeds’ and ‘superbugs’, resulting in GMO crops now being designed to resist even more toxic herbicides like 2,4 D and Dicamba. These same companies made the herbicide Agent Orange and the insecticide DDT and claimed they were safe, and currently manufacture the neonic pesticides that are killing bees.
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In America, we have the right to know important information about the food we eat and feed to our families – things such as sugar and sodium levels, country of origin, whether flavors and other ingredients are natural or artificial, and if fish is wild or farm-raised.
We also have the right to choose whether we want to buy and eat genetically engineered foods, just as citizens in over 64 other countries do, including Europe, Japan and China. U.S. companies already label genetically engineered foods for those citizens with no additional costs to consumers. Why are American families being left in the dark?
Traditional family farmers are concerned that GMO pollen drift will contaminate their crops and ruin key markets, jeopardizing their economic livelihood as experienced in 2013 when genetically engineered wheat halted exports from the Pacific Northwest to Japan and Korea for months.
Most GMOs are engineered by chemical companies to tolerate the pesticides they sell. Overspraying GMO crops is wiping out monarch butterflies, for example, and these same companies make the neonic pesticides that are killing bees.
Labels ensure transparency and preserve our freedom to make our own choices about the foods we eat. Your health and food decisions are up to you - not corporations, the government or special interests. Learn more at: www.oregonrighttoknow.org (Colorado)
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The path to national labeling is through the states
VICTORY IN OREGON STATE IS KEY TO THE NATIONAL LABELING MOVEMENT
The Oregon Right to Know campaign is a grass-roots, volunteer-driven effort that has state-wide support including hundreds of family farmers, parents, educators, doctors, food producers, scientists, nutritionists, gardeners, birders, restaurateurs, conservationists, and many more.
The nationwide movement for GMO labeling has made huge strides including the recent victory in Vermont, the first state in the nation to pass a true GMO-labeling law. The power of the people can triumph over the Industrial Ag machine!
There is a lot at stake and a lot of support in Oregon for GMO labeling. Oregon has major farming and fishing sectors that are very concerned about the spread of GMO salmon, wheat and apples. We can punch through to victory as we did in Vermont - then other states will follow and national labeling will be inevitable.
DON’T BE FOOLED BY DECEPTIVE TV ADS
Oregon voters will face a relentless deluge of deceptive TV ads funded by pesticide and junk food manufacturers. These ads will attack and mislead voters into thinking that a simple labeling law means food prices will skyrocket. But those same hollow arguments against our Right to Know have been made against every previous labeling regulation, such as country of origin and calorie disclosure. It’s wrong that American democracy has been hijacked by corporations that spend vast sums of money to keep consumers in the dark.
OREGON CAN WIN WITH YOUR HELP!
Wherever you live in the U.S., now is the time to join the movement! Please visit www.oregonrighttoknow.org (Colorado) today to be educated, get active, donate and volunteer."In the case of a label that helps promote the Colorado campaign to consumers and shoppers in stores across Colorado," states Steven Hoffman, Communication and Fundraising Director for the Right To Know Colorado campaign, "is always welcome helping to increase awareness about the bill and the importance of voting for GMO labeling is very key. So, we welcome all types of education whether it be a special label from Dr. Bronner's or when we have spokespersons going out in and around the state helping to educate people about GMOs and the importance of GMO labeling."