Bring Awareness to GMOs: Label It Yourself




By Jordan Miller;

Although Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are widely used in many of our food crops today, several new studies are now showing that the consumption of these foods are linked to premature death, allergies, Morgellons disease, cancer, and even genetic abnormalities among humans and animals. Not only do the use of GMOs affect humans, but they also affect our environment as a whole. GMOs are contaminating many conventional and organic farms, as well as many wild plants through unwanted cross pollination. This is causing the emergence of many new "super weeds" across the world. Many of us are tired of these continuous environmental and human crimes the GMO industry has brought into our communities. What is the true purpose of these methods? Are Biotechnology companies really looking out for our interests or safeguarding our food crops? It seems evident that they are merely safeguarding their own interest in monopolizing the food market. It is time to take action, and divert the energy back into the hands of the collective whole. A new website has emerged encouraging us to label products that are known to have GMOs within their ingredient list so that we can empower others to make informed choices and shift market demand.

Labelling GMOs; Not a Regulatory Requirement

In many countries today, it is not a regulatory requirement to label GMO ingredients on food products. Even with all the tremendous public pressure on our governments to make GMO labelling mandatory, companies remain free to label GMO ingredients as they wish; it goes to show how much control some of these biotechnology companies have in the decision making process. Unfortunately, sometimes money speaks louder than words.

We often hear biotechnology companies, or government representatives speaking on behalf of these companies raving about the advancements GMOs have brought to the world. We often here them saying that GMOs are necessary for the sustainability of our food supply, and without them, we would simply not survive the long term. If these companies really stood by their studies, and strong arguments, why do they spend millions of dollars lobbying the government so hard to stop the mandatory labelling of GMOs? It doesn't really add up. Do they have something to hide? We'll let you be the judge.

Taking Action

It is unfortunate to think that our governments, who are supposed to have the public's best interests in hand, are completely ignoring us; for some, this is nothing new, but for others awakening to this fact, it's a disgrace. Perhaps it's a sign to finally take action and begin making our own decisions rather than putting so much trust in our government. Maybe this is part of the greater global/universal energy shift, whereby these current institutions (founded on the "old energy") are trying their best to hold on to control, because they know their time is limited. Whatever the reason, we must stay informed and take action by choosing foods that are local and organic so that we can shift market demand, for all future generations depend on our action today. The best way of shifting demand it by voting with your fork! Be aware of what you're buying. Always ensure to read the labels.

Label it Yourself 

"The Label It Yourself (#LIY) is a decentralized, autonomous grassroots campaign born out of our broken food system." labelityourself.org is intending to spread the word by bringing transparency to foods that contain GMOs. Through their website, they provide information on GMOs, what ingredients to look for that may contain GMOs, sample pictures of products in which a label has already been applied, and how to download your very own labels so that you may begin informing others today.

If you are at all concerned with the use of GMOs and wish to take action in order to stop their use, we encourage you to check out labelityourself.org and get involved in your community today. Together, we can change the future by bringing awareness to the world.

Your question: When purchasing food, do you read the labels? (post your comments below)

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About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.

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