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Top 10 reasons to label genetically engineered foods
  1. Polls consistently show public support for labeling topping 90 percent.
  2. Studies of animals that ate genetically engineered foods link consumption of these foods to allergies, cancers, immune system disorders, and infertility.
  3. GMOs are creating pesticide resistant insects and weeds, forcing farmers to use stronger and harsher chemicals to control them, which also adversely affects soil health.
  4. Fifty other countries already label genetically engineered foods, including Russia, China, and all Eurozone countries
  5. Farmers who don’t want to grow GMO crops are finding their fields contaminated by GMO pollen spread by wind and pollinators, like bees. European Union buyers have rejected some U.S. soy imports because they contained traces of GMOs.
  6. States across the country are moving toward labeling GMOs. Last year a dozen states considered it. The movement to label will grow until labeling is the law.
  7. The American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, and others have passed resolutions supporting labeling. The American Medical Association has called for mandatory safety testing of GE foods.
  8. Current research shows that micro-RNA in food is absorbed into the body, and affects our cellular functions—thus, we deserve to know if our food contains viral and bacterial DNA (in GMOs), which is also mutating the DNA of the food we eat.
  9. Current research shows that GMO pesticides have been implicated in killing honey bees.
  10. GMOs put our whole food system at risk, since a monoculture (only one strain of a crop) is always at risk of failure due to weather, pest, or other factors.