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  • commented 2014-10-29 12:34:25 -0700
    FRED!! Wake UP!!


    We are working on climate chaos by working on GMO labeling. According to the UN (and others), Industrial Ag contributes over 50% of greenhouse gasses. It also kills microbes that sequester more carbon than rain forests. Changing our ag system not only will slow down climate chaos, it will reverse it. We have a right to know what kind of food system our purchases are supporting. Clear labels provide us with transparency and true choice.


    http://unctad.org/en/publicationslibrary/ditcted2012d3_en.pdf


    64 countries label and NONE had an increase in food prices. You are being lied to.


    What stores do you shop in? NOT true about labels already.


    Labelgmos.org is a volunteer organization. The only person who gets any reimbursement is the web designer…and they work at a greatly reduced fee. I’ve volunteered 40-100 hours a week since January 2011. So much for that chance at spreading negativity.


    We have talked with former paid shills who spew your sort of meanness then feel awful about how they are selling their souls to make a buck. As volunteers, we don’t have time to constantly engage in those who are paid to lie online. So your comment here will stay, but if you continue to try and engage us in an ongoing fashion…we don’t have time to keep track of you so will ban you from the site so that our website does not become your platform.
  • commented 2014-10-29 12:16:05 -0700
    Put your time, money, and energy towards climate change. If we can’t grow it we can’t eat! Work on our drinking water problem. Your causing my food cost to increase. Read Monday- 10/27/2014 WSJ Review & Outlook article- A18. We don’t need GMO labeling because nearly everything already has a GMO Free label on it. What kind of a salary do you pull down a year doing this?
  • commented 2014-10-17 06:01:47 -0700
    We here in the UK support your campaign fully to get huge corporations to take responsibility and label GMO ingredients as a consumer right! Please help our campaign along similar lines by signing the following petition to Friends of the Earth.

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/friends_of_the_earth_Force_food_companies_to_label_their_products_GMO_ingredients/edit/
  • commented 2014-10-17 06:01:47 -0700
    We here in the UK support your campaign fully to get huge corporations to take responsibility and label GMO ingredients as a consumer right! Please help our campaign along similar lines by signing the following petition to Friends of the Earth.

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/friends_of_the_earth_Force_food_companies_to_label_their_products_GMO_ingredients/edit/
  • commented 2014-10-15 13:58:32 -0700
    Fairfax, Virginia- I am a college student who is doing a paper on labeling GMOs and was wondering if you had any information on why labeling GMOs is important and recent news on the issue or on passing any bills to get labeling in the US or specifically in California.
  • commented 2014-10-04 11:14:56 -0700
    Hello, I am very concern about GMO. I am manager editor of magazine What When and Where in West Palm Beach, and I would like to take 2 pages free for What are we eating? article. Could you send it in pdf including maps in good resolution to print? Thank you for open eyes to our people! www.whatwhenandwhere.net Gisela Ramirez
  • commented 2014-09-27 11:01:03 -0700
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  • commented 2014-09-23 10:50:56 -0700
    You cannot effectively discuss GMOs without discussing the “Green Revolution” and industrial agriculture. I teach people how to maintain and increase soil fertility, so the GMO issue, as well as debates about how to make nutrient rich food available to everyone on the planet, cross my desk many times daily. I was recently asked, “How can we successfully continue to feed the world?”


    Gardens and Micro Farms are Cost Inefficient and Fail to Feed Society

    by Lichen June


    People keep telling me that gardens and micro farms are cost inefficient and fail to feed society. Sometimes this information is delivered loudly and firmly with great emphasis on profit, and great personal attachment to the idea of its being true. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about how modern chemical agriculture feeds the world. This is to be expected because so few people are even beginning to understand the complexity of the relationships between bacteria, fungi, and plants that create living soil. Less than 1% of the organisms in living soil have been identified and named let alone given any study for us to begin to grasp their roles. This frontier is just opening up in science right now. The reason it wasn’t studied earlier was the myth that NPK: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium, were all that was needed to grow plants. Modern agriculture is balanced entirely on this myth. You can grow plants that way for a number of years, so long as you can afford the fossil fuels to do it and you don’t mind the lack of nutrients in your food, however, there are two catches.


    The first catch is that the N, P, and K are stabilized in salt and watered into the soil. A normal plant in healthy soil chooses which nutrients it needs from a long, long list and does starch exchanges at the hair root level with the bacteria and fungi who are dealing in that necessary nutrient. Plants have no choice but to drink water. So, when NPK based fertilizers are applied to the big mono crops, the plants are force fed those fertilizers through salt and watering until they become so bloated (more pounds = more money) that they are like beacons for pests, fungus, and weeds.


    Then comes the second catch. The farmers must throw on massive amounts of pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide to try and help their very weak but large crops survive what would have been their natural demise. Think about that for a minute… The companies that are creating and profiting from crops that attract pests, fungus and weeds, are also profiting from the sale of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides to manage those problems that they exacerbate. All of these poisons kill the living organisms in the soil. Those living organisms were there ready to not only feed current plants, but also to continue doing the exchanges that would create the food for future plants. (Not to mention all that living soil does for us in carbon sequestration.) Nutrients in the soil are finite when the soil is dying/dead. In fact even with nutrient rich soil, if you don’t have the right pH and combination of living organisms to do the exchanges with the plants, those nutrients are as unavailable to the plants as if they were locked away in a safe. So, eventually, the only way to yield a crop is by moving to new ecosystems and fresh living soil somewhere else that hasn’t yet been depleted and killed. Well, that is the only way other than growing your crops in ways that encourage rather than kill that soil life, in ways that help plants grow strong, healthy, and nutrient dense year upon year.


    Fossil fuel issues aside, modern farming can only move over to the next field so long before all the soil is dead. Game over. Big chemical agriculture and GMOs can only continue so long as more and more cash is thrown in and more and more soil is killed. So the problem is not that chemical agriculture is just unsustainable from an eco friendly perspective, it is literally unsustainable, and leaves us with soil unable to grow food without high inputs. It is magical thinking to assume that science even has the time to solve this collapse of billions upon billions of different living relationships in the soil that have barely begun to be studied.


    When Cuba lost access to fossil fuels in the early 1990s people began to starve. In desperation, everyone, everywhere began growing food. They survived precisely because of the emergence of gardens and small farms. This story is detailed in the documentary film, “The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil,” directed by Faith Morgan. The reality is that gardening and small farms which build living soil are the only way humanity will be able to continue to feed themselves and the sooner we switch over, the more likely more people will survive when modern chemical agriculture reaches its end game.


    The idea that third world people need the innovations of modern agriculture in order to eat is also a myth. First, there is more than enough food in the world, made unavailable by markets and profits, not scarcity. For more info on this read, "Hope’s Edge, the Next Diet for a Small Planet,” by Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe. Second, a lot of those starving poor became so as western chemical agriculture and corporate interests colonized and pushed peoples off of their land where they were previously feeding themselves just fine from living soil ecosystems and home gardens. This shift was graphically documented in the book, "Ancient Futures, Lessons from Ladakh for a Globalizing World,” by Helena Norberg-Hodge. Also, it is impossible to ignore the tens of thousands of third world farmers who have committed suicide because of the high costs and subsequent failures of GMO crops and other farming practices based on killing the soil. They often commit suicide by drinking the same poisons that killed their soil and destroyed their families ability to grow a diverse and nutritious diet. On the heels of these sort of tragedies, and deficiencies in access to nutrients, 1st world solutions like Golden Rice are an offensive and blind gesture. If their soil was still alive they could grow crops that were far more nutrient dense and available locally. But then that would cut out the corporate middle man. And point out that “The Green Revolution” of chemical agriculture and depleted soil is actually what is depriving people of nutrients in their food supply. But Westerners keep making themselves feel better offering poor people modified rice. Kind of like offering a crippled person a flimsy cane while continuing to kick them down hill.


    Gardening and micro farming are only inefficient when your priority is profits for the few big agro corporations, rather than many local family farmers making profit off of many separate smaller acreages. Micro farms can make well over $1,000 per acre, while big chemical agriculture makes about $25 per acre. If you start to look at the pounds of food per square foot, and nutrient density in food grown in living soil, industrial agriculture comes up shamefully inefficient. Not only are big agro business and GMO farming inefficient at the amount of nutrient produced per acre, they are also the most inefficient of all at creating the soil life that will guaranty that we can eat next year and the year after that, etc. So, the question is which matters more, deficiency in profits or deficiency in life?


    Lichen June is the Director of the Northwest Permaculture Institute in Oregon, USA


    http://nwpermacultureinstitute.org/
  • commented 2014-09-19 07:51:03 -0700
    Actually “Inna” (if that’s your name)- that may be your opinion about why Prop 37 lost, but both I and pollsters know better. I talked with tons of folks who were really upset once they learned the lies they’d been told. in fact, I’ve not met one real person who was not shocked at their tactics, even if they don’t support labeling. So there you go. If you think the election process with all the dirty advertising is equitable, then do some research on Prop 29 from 2012. Same BS tactics. Whether it’s oil, pharma, tobacco or food issues, they play dirty. If you think they play fair, well….not much I can say about that. I would prefer mutagenesis labeled, too. (BTW..another sign to me that you are a troll as impartial folk don’t know or care about this and would definitely not communicate in this way) This is about labeling.transgenics, cisgenics, dsRNA and RNAi at this point. Weight gain? I assumed since you are so well read that you read the actual study. No? Just read the read the BS PR that they fed you? They count weight gain a measure of health- not organ health, behavior, etc., which is much more indicative of health. Like I said…dig deeper. Or don’t, as I doubt you will. I am even more convinced now you are a troll. No one who is impartial spends this much time commenting in the manner in which you write then checking back. Impartial people don’t have the time to waste or the inclination.
  • commented 2014-09-17 16:28:36 -0700
    Actually, Pamm, the reason you lost on the labeling issue is that voters “got it” that they were being hyped. Don’t think voters are so stupid as to get slammed by “slick” advertising — if that were the case, the energy companies, with many times more $$$ than the biotech companies, would have “convinced” voters through “slick manipulation” that global warming isn’t real. That argument just doesn’t hold. Plain and simple: It lost because the voters saw through it.

    ? I never mentioned weight gain.

    I still would LOVE to have an answer from you guys on why there isn’t more concern (whether “shrieking” or not) about having to label organic food that’s been processed using mutagenesis and radiation (which, btw, have had much less scrutiny and study than genetic engineering). Or does the “right to know” only apply to genetic engineering? If so, why?
  • commented 2014-09-17 14:56:01 -0700
    Actually, Inna, none of the 64 countries that label GE foods include animals that eat GE feed in their laws. If we had been able to label them (which we could not, see next sentence) we would have been accused of being the most restrictive and onerous law on the globe, not in alignment with the rest of the world. FYI- in California as elsewhere, ballot initiatives can only be about one subject. Something that eats GE feed is not the same thing legally as something that is GE. So the law could have been challenged and would have probably lost. Our law was in line with the global standards. All the exemptions were similar to international labeling laws. We cannot touch alcohol labels as they are governed by the fed. We did not lose because of being in alignment with the rest of the world. We lost because the a very slick PR company twisted the truth and in some case lied. http://www.carighttoknow.org/democratic_party_supports_prop_37_beware_of_fake_mailersNo sure who “Jessica” is. The GE sweet corn on the market is mostly frozen or canned. GM corn on the market in corn flake and chips is not sweet corn, it’ maize or field corn so we are eating plenty of it (if you still eat corn). If folks want to know the origin of the sugar beets, they are entitled to it. Yes, we are all aware that GE is a process, thanks. “Why don’t you guys shriek” sounds pretty trollish/shillish to me… or a tad impolite at any rate. We, too, read plenty of science. But I’m sure, as a well readm nonshill type, you may have heard about the study that shows that science in Chemical Land isn’t unbiased. In addition, that study you mention is very questionable…weight gain is not that good of a measure of health. If it was, the US would be considered the healthiest country in the world. FYI: it’ not. No major harm? Dig deeper with a more critical eye.
  • commented 2014-09-17 14:02:28 -0700
    More about sweet corn in the supermarkets: (it’s not GMO, Jessica)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/26/corn-health-myths-nutrition_n_5591977.html
  • commented 2014-09-17 13:59:36 -0700
    Jessica, there is hardly any GMO sweet corn in the markets. I wonder what you’re eating.

    You DO know, don’t you, that the California initiative to label GMOs would have exempted livestock that’s fed with GE crops, from labeling? Huge loopholes, which is why it was defeated. Additionally, re: your comment about GE sugar beets — yes, most sugar beets are genetically engineered. However, if you read up on it, you will know that the processed sugar (final product) is molecularly identical to non-GE sugar. So the “gmo” label on sugar beets would be false. Additionally, I wonder if you’re aware that genetic engineering is a process; did you know that many organic seeds use a (safe) process called mutagenesis or irradiation? Why don’t you guys shriek for those to be similarly labeled, in your “right to know” ? No, I’m not a shill for Monsanto; just a well-read consumer who puts science before hype and ideology. You will also find it interesting that over 100 billion (that’s with a B) animals of all types have been fed GE crops for many years, with no damage; major study just came out. And no, that study is not a shill for Monsanto either.
  • commented 2014-09-17 09:12:11 -0700
    Important consideration regarding GMO crops: All of the billions of commercially-farmed animals in the U.S. are fed all GMO grains. Eating animal products directly supports the use of GMOs. When people eat animal flesh, they are eating the flesh that was grown by all or mostly the consumption of GMO crops. As someone who follows a vegan diet, I understand the importance of consuming organic (as much as possible), plant-based foods. Vegan diets are essential for one’s health, for compassionate and ethical treatment of all life, and for the health of our enviornment.
  • commented 2014-09-07 06:56:50 -0700
    I hope you read “GMO Food Poison Handbook: ‘Genetically Modified’ Agriculture and Animals”, which is a summary of research on GMOs by scientists in 30 countries. Thank you.
  • commented 2014-08-23 09:27:10 -0700
    Please tweet and post the Texas Label GMOs. Local No GMO, Right to Know and March Against Monsanto organizers are working with Texas legislators to introduce GMO labeling legislation this session so we need to show Texas consumers are behind us.

    Sign and share and share again.

    For Texas Label GMO news, follow Right to Know Texas- GMO https://www.facebook.com/pages/Right-To-Know-Texas-GMO/421527334658118

    Or March Against Monsanto San Antonio https://www.facebook.com/sanantoniomam

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/texas-label-gmos.fb47?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=7935795


    Texas is a tough crowd to reach. Please help.
  • commented 2014-08-21 17:53:02 -0700
    Boston MA
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  • commented 2014-08-11 02:20:41 -0700
    Seattle
  • commented 2014-08-03 19:19:34 -0700
    Hello!


    My name is Anna Swenson. I am an action committee member of North Delta Cares out of Clarksburg, Ca.


    We are a non profit fighting to save our community that is ground zero the the BDCP project.


    Would anyone from your Organization be interested in speaking at one of our weekly community discussions? We meet every Thursday at 6 pm in Clarksburg. We have a regular group that attends . Its held in a dinner house name Husick’s.


    One of our missions is to unify the Delta/Estuary communities to rethink how we manage CA water. Come up with sensible solutions that don’t rely on bureaucracy.

    We also want to educate our community of the ties with GMO’s, Fracking and BIG AG.


    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
  • commented 2014-07-27 12:07:10 -0700
    On the suggestions page the pop up says my Email Address and my Password don’t match. What’s up with that? I don’t know what got recorded or whatever. However, I suggest you create a link to www.gmoboycott.blogspot.com.
  • commented 2014-07-16 17:03:06 -0700
    Hi, I’m a student at the Brooks Institute in Ventura. I’m searching for an anti-GMO expert to be interviewed for a short film about the food industry today, specifically the development and consequences of GMOs. I’m aware of some of the work that this team does and I would truly love to interview someone from your organization, if possible.


    I truly appreciate your valuable time and consideration.
  • commented 2014-07-11 06:25:30 -0700
    It would be easier to convince producers of food with no GMO content to label products as certified as such. There would be less opposition and there would be a financial incentive to do so. Many people shopping would be curious as to what non-GMO meant who would otherwise go about their lives not even knowing about GMO. You see the point. If enough producers did label their products as non-GMO content. Such a scheme would be cheaper than fighting GMO producers and a non labeled product would be suspected of having GMO content.
  • commented 2014-07-01 10:47:55 -0700
    Why bag for money when the answer is at www.ThePeoplesBranch.org

    Rhetoric is not he answer the People are! www.ThePeoplesBranch.org
  • commented 2014-06-30 17:22:55 -0700
    I realize that people like to be informed when they are referenced. So this is just a courtesy note to let you know that I referenced you in a book which I recently authored entitled, “GMO Food Poison Handbook” which is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


    Thank you for your efforts on this subject.


    Should you choose to acquire a copy at some point, I hope you find it to be a useful reference tool in your endeavors.


    Best wishes,

    Charles Sutherland
  • commented 2014-06-29 09:31:29 -0700
    I realize that people like to be informed when they are quoted. So this is just a courtesy note to let you know that I quoted you in a book which I recently authored entitled, “GMO Food Poison Handbook.”


    Should you choose to acquire a copy at some point I hope you find it to be a useful reference tool in your endeavors.


    Best wishes,

    Charles Sutherland
  • commented 2014-06-25 00:00:24 -0700
    Sacramento I just received an email from the group about Senator Evans gutting her Wine Labeling Bill SB 1040, The problem is it’s printed in yellow lettering and very light blue and I can’t read what it says. Can your resend what is in the yellow & light blue on black coloring so I can read it and do what is requested. Others may have the same problem.

    Thank you.

    Steve Dale

    06/24/2014@00:00
  • commented 2014-06-13 18:15:44 -0700
    I have tried over and over for two hours to create an account with you. I give up. I think I have typed my email address two dozen times. No luck,
  • commented 2014-06-03 21:10:02 -0700
    Huntington Beach, I am currently a High School student and I wanted to know if there was anything I could do to directly help the label gmo movements. I have been conducting research over the recent months and have now gone completely eliminatesld processed food from my diet. I have found it very difficult to identify GMOs and NON GMOS at the grocery store. I really want to help any way I can to advance the cause. Thanks, Nick Swanson
  • commented 2014-06-03 08:10:44 -0700
    I just learned of your group (6/3/2014. I’m aware of Moms Across America and their meeting with EPA. I live in VA and have been on my soap box about the importance of organic foods and the dangers/contamination of Roundup and other herbicides.. I contacted VA reps (Kaine and Warner) both blew me off. When informing my contacts, eyes glaze over and they’re not interested in the message. I live in the little Civil War town of Culpeper about a 1-2r to 2hour drive to Washington, I will become more active but, unfortunately, at this time, I’m limited with my right shoulder/arm and scheduled for surgery on July 16. Who are your contacts in Virginia that I may contact? Thank you.
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