Citizens Against GMOs: Label It Yourself!

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Citizens Against GMOs: Label It Yourself!

Citizens Against GMOs: Label It Yourself!
Tue, 11/20/2012 - by Anthony Gucciardi
This article originally appeared on Natural Society

Activists and concerned citizens around the world have had enough with corrupt corporations censoring their right to know what’s in their food, and frankly they’re beyond upset. And if the government will not side with the 90 plus percentage of consumers who are in favor of GMO labeling, then they are going to do it themselves.

As it turns out, many are doing just that through the "DIY" GMO labeling campaign known as "The Label It Yourself Campaign." Sporting a skull with cornstalks for crossbones, the DIY labels inform customers as to whether or not a product "may" include GMO ingredients or most certainly does.

The above image is one label taken from the campaign website that activists are now placing on products found in grocery stores, homes of friends and family (to incite discussion), and just about everywhere else.

People Will Not Stand for Corporate Food Lies Any Longer

With 80% or more of many staple crops like corn and soybeans already genetically modified, there is a large chance that most products containing these ingredients (or deriviatives) does indeed contain GMOs. Even more so for highly processed high-fructose corn syrup and other harmful ingredients which are arguably modified 100% of the time. You can print out the labels from the campaign website and stick them on products for yourself.

With a lack of real GMO labeling thanks to dirty tricks by pro-GMO groups like No on 37, grassroots initiatives are the only methods of alerting the public to what they are putting into their mouths. Pro-GMO campaigns have impersonated and illegally used the FDA seal, posed as phony cop and democrat groups, and poured more than $45 million into keeping consumers into the dark.

Now, citizens are fighting back through peaceful grassroots initiatives, honestly labeling processed foods across the shelves of international grocers.

As for the legal aspect? The Label It Yourself Campaign states:

“At the moment, the law protects misinformation and private property above truth-telling, and public well-being.”

Meanwhile, corporations like Monsanto continue to pump out GMOs that have been time and time again linked to disease, environmental disaster, and even the center of ‘slave labor‘ issues. When government legislation is shot down through corruption, it becomes a grassroots responsibility to take action and make a real change.

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