But the Grocery Manufacturers Association [GMA] doesn’t want people to know what’s in their food. That’s very telling because if GMOs were the boon to mankind that the corporate profiteers claim they'd be erecting billboards, they'd be advertising their brands as having the most of them, they'd be the ones demanding mandatory labeling.
On May 8th the Vermont passed the first state wide mandatory labeling of GE [GMO] foods in the U.S. Three years in the making, the new law also prohibits labeling products containing GE ingredients as “natural,” “100-percent natural” or “all-natural.” Lawmakers included a $1.5 million legal fund in anticipation of lawsuits. The very next day the GMA announced it's intention to do just that.
Monsanto, the GMA and their allies know that when companies are forced to label or remove GMOs and are forced to drop the fraudulent practice of labeling GE as “natural” or “all natural,” in one state, they will have to do it in every state. Just as they’ve been forced to do in Europe, where mandatory GMO labeling has been in effect since 1997.
Who is the GMA? The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is an organization with over 300 corporate members [see list here] including all the big names in industrial agriculture, processed foods and drinks, pesticides, chemical fertilizers and genetic engineering firms like Monsanto. Many of these corporations have bought out or started their own 'Traitor Brands' to secure the growing market of health-conscious and green-minded consumers who often inadvertently support the GMA when they buy brands like Honest Tea, Kashi, Odwalla and others whose parent companies, all members of the GMA, have donated millions to defeat GMO labeling.
Members of Vermont's 'Right To Know GMOs' movement
The well heeled anti-GMO labeling movement, headed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), will stop at nothing to prevent food transparency. So advocates of common sense mandatory labeling laws have decided to launch a BOYCOTT of all GMA members on the day the GMA files their lawsuit to deny folks in Vermont their right to know what's in their food.
CLICK HERE to learn about the boycott list. Or HERE to download the Buycott app for your smartphone. These links will help you learn how and why it's important to stop buying all non-organic processed foods. including Traitor Brand processed foods or beverages. Ninety percent of the foods North Americans buy or consume are heavily processed, deliberately laced with sugar, salt and unhealthy fats, contaminated with dyes, preservatives, pesticides, GMOs, and drug residues. If you want to be healthy, if you want to avoid cancer, heart attacks, or obesity, build your diet around whole foods, especially raw fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, (coconut oil, avocados, pastured meat, dairy, and eggs, nuts, and whole grains) and nuts.
The corporate PR departments of the GMA and other GE/GMO foods promoters spend millions of dollars every year to deliberately deceive the public, just as the tobacco and fossil fuel industries have for decades. Their propaganda talking points about the potential to suppress food costs, reduce the use of pesticides, create blight-resistant crops, and bring nutrients and higher crop yields to people in areas plagued by hunger may sound good, but each of them is a LIE. The next few Mud Reports will focus on the best antidote to those lies - the TRUTH.