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You Have a Right to Know What's in Your Food! Community Meeting on GMO Labeling Initiative
Date Wednesday August 17
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
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New Leaf Community Market, 150 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, California
If you want to find out the pro-transgenic arguments, go search the internet. While reading you might want to ask yourself a few questions:

1. Who is conducting the research and what is their relationship with the biotech industry?

2. Who is funding the research? And who is their parent funder? And theirs? And theirs?
3. Who monetarily benefits from the research?

4. When you read information from the FDA and USDA, you might want to search a bit more and find out how many people employed by that agency have worked in the biotech industry. While this campaign is not focused on conspiracy theories, it is logical that if an agency has multiple clear ties to an industry, their approach cannot help but be biased.

5. Since this technology is comparatively new, is there any data on the long term effects of human consumption of GMO’s? Are you comfortable being part of an experiment?

The Science

Although this is primarily a campaign about the right to informed choice, we also want it to be an educational campaign. We encourage you to find out for yourselves and see what you think about what’s out there on the net in terms of data. And while you’re finding out about their safety for humans, we also encourage you to sift through the data that shows how GMO crops are affecting the rest of the world. What other countries are doing about GMO’s and why? How are they are affecting the environment. The sites listed below are great beginning resources.

Institute For Responsible Technology
Union Of Concerned Scientists
Center For Food Safety – they have a great app for iPhone and androids for GMO free shopping

Once you start, the supply of linking here and there never stops!
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