You are what you eat


If you don’t know what you’re eating, chances are better than average that you’re playing Russian roulette with your health.

Fifty nations around the world require labeling of genetically engineered foods, while the United States has yet to mandate such labeling at the state or federal level. At the same time, when compared with other countries, the United States lags far behind in terms of general health, despite paying higher medical costs per capita. Could there be a connection?

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This November, California voters will be going to the polls to determine whether they want to become the first state in the U.S. to require mandatory labeling of GMOs. Proposition 37 supporters face fierce opposition from multi-national corporations like Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and General Mills which prefer to keep Californians from knowing whether their food was genetically engineered.

We should have the right to know what’s in our food we buy so we can make informed choices. When it comes to what we put into our bodies, ignorance is not bliss.

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