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Should the United States Join the European Union on GMOs?

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gmofree-1050x591By Catherine J. Frompovich

With all the U.S. FDA’s cockamamie science about genetically modified ‘phood’ being equivalent to natural food, something exciting is happening within the European Union regarding GMOs.

Do readers know that the EU has given its individual member states OPT-OUT provisions from GMOs in their respective countries? Wow!

What gives anyway, since here in the USA, we can’t even have GMOs labeled!



Something’s not quite cricket, and that begs one to ask, “Should the United States join the European Union?” if there is so much more respect for science and the foods people grow and eat in the EU. That way, U.S. consumers—all 93 percent of us [1]—would have our requirements that GMOs be labeled respected and enforced, instead of FDA’s kowtowing to Monsanto and its pseudoscience.

More than half of the EU states—19 out of 28—have opted out of growing GMOs in their respective domains. Here’s a listing [2] of those countries U.S. consumers should envy:

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium for the Wallonia region
  3. United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Croatia
  6. Cyprus
  7. Denmark
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Greece
  11. Hungary
  12. Italy
  13. Latvia
  14. Lithuania
  15. Luxembourg
  16. Malta
  17. The Netherlands
  18. Poland
  19. Slovenia

To the above list, let’s not forget that Russia also banned GMOs and Vladimir Putin says that Russia has enough resources in land and people to grow its own food and doesn’t have to import GMO ‘phood’. There are other countries, which have banned some or all GMOs; they include India, Japan, New Zealand, and Thailand [3].

Then, sadly, there are those countries that have accepted, promoted, pushed, grow and export their glyphosate-laden GMOs. They include: United States of America, the ‘premiere GMO control freak’ country, Canada, China, The Philippines, South Africa, many South American countries, Spain, and Zambia.

Ironically, in the USA there’s the DARK Act trying to work its way through Congress. It would prohibit states from requiring GMO labeling of food [4]! Where’s Congress’s collective brain? Do members of Congress sit on it?

Take a look at where GMO labeling goes on in the world. Paradoxically, U.S. citizens think they live in a free country that’s not controlled by corporate interests and seedy bureaucrats in federal agencies.

labeling_around_the_worldSource

Below is another chart, which illustrates foods and crops that are GMO. Not much left that isn’t, is there?

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gmo-foodsSource

Personally, I think GMO labeling and ‘phood’ must be made a 2016 presidential race issue. Start that campaign now by emailing both Democrat and Republican presidential wannabees to ask where each stands on GMOs and to make it a plank in his/her platform.

References:

[1] http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/976/ge-food-labeling/us-polls-on-ge-food-labeling
[2] http://gmo.news/2015-10-09-more-than-half-of-european-union-bans-gm-crops.html
[3] http://naturalrevolution.org/list-countries-banned-genetically-modified-food/
[4] http://ecowatch.com/2015/07/24/house-passes-dark-act/

Resources:

U.S. Polls on GE Food Labeling
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/976/ge-food-labeling/us-polls-on-ge-foo

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)