Label It [GMOs] Yourself Because Your Governments are Owned by Monsanto

This past week it became official that Californians will have the mandatory labeling initiative on the ballot in November. Within days the US Senate, despite the fact that recent polls by MSNBC and Thompson Reuters found that between 93 and 96 percent of the American public believe genetically engineered foods should be labeled as such, voted overwhelmingly against against the Sanders Amendment that would have allowed states to pass such legislation. Consequently even when Californians vote for mandatory labeling Monsanto and the other bio-tech bullies will be able to tie the issue up in the courts for years.

Monsanto just did the same sorta thing to the states of Vermont and Connecticut this spring simply by threatening to sue them if they passed the mandatory labeling laws that everyone agreed were wildly popular in the states. In those cases the state legislators refused to vote on the bills in the committee hearings.

The bio-tech bullies are far more of a threat than al-Qaida. The food chain is under worldwide assault by global.bio-tech corporate criminals like Monsanto as they put shareholder profits ahead of the health of all of us in Canada, the US and around the globe.  From 'Genetically Modified Doomsday Seeds', to 'Roundup Ready' strains of staple crops like soy and corn, to Ben & Jerry’s present legal fight for the right to continue to label ice cream that is made with milk from BGH-free cows, it’s all about money.

But the 99% are fighting back. The Label It Yourself (#LIY) campaign is a decentralized, autonomous grassroots campaign born out of our broken food system. Their website says, "We have been asking our government to label food products so we can make educated decisions about what we eat. The government has ignored our requests and so we are taking matters into our own hands."

Check out their website, you'll find everything you need to know about how to print your own labels. About which foods contain GMOs so you'll know which ones to label yourself on your next shopping trip. You'll find a section with great pictures of how others are already carrying the labeling fight directly to the grocery stores and beyond. To hell with Monsanto, join the battle today!