As Boulder County Colorado commissioners take public input regarding a possible ban on farming GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) on Boulder County open space, information continues to stream in about the dangers of GMOs. A new article titled, “Take Head – Nearly Every Processed Food You Eat is Contaminated with this Material”, outlines the widespread use of GMOs and the many associated dangers.
On December 8th at 6 pm at the Longmont Conference Center, 1850 Industrial Circle, in Longmont, CO, Boulder County commissioners will take public input on the proposed cropland policy which will address whether or not GMO crops will be allowed to be grown on Boulder County open space land. Read more: “Second committee votes to phase out Boulder County GMOs”
In January 2011, the US government authorized the “unrestricted commercial cultivation of genetically modified alfalfa” which adds another GMO to the list of genetically modified food being fed to cows, pigs and chickens. So even if consumers avoid GMO alfalfa, soy, corn, cottonseed (used in cooking oils), canola (canola oil), sugar from sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, zucchini and squash, they may still be ingesting GM food by eating beef, pork and chicken not labeled as organic. According to a recent article titled “Monsanto is Using GMO Foods to Destroy our Health”, “GM corn, soybeans, canola, and sugar beets have made their way into approximately 80 percent of current U.S. processed grocery store items now that up to 90 percent of several U.S.grown crops are grown with genetically engineered seed.”
Take action here to urge the FDA to label genetically modified food: JustLabelIt.org Legal Petition to the FDA
For more information, check out the Organic Consumers Association and Non-GMO project on Facebook (click images below):