Saturday, December 12, 2015

Quick Summary of the "Dark Act" Denying American Right to Know and GMO labeling myths


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In 2014, Vermont became the first state to require mandatory GMO labeling.  Connecticut and Maine have passed GMO labeling laws that will go into effect once neighboring states pass similar laws and several other states are currently looking to pass GMO labeling legislation.
In response to these state efforts, legislation developed by food companies -- dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” or DARK Act -- was introduced by Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.).  This anti-GMO labeling bill passed the House of Representatives in July 2015 and now heads to the U.S. Senate.
The DARK Act would:
  • Preempt states from requiring labeling of GMO food.
  • Virtually eliminate FDA’s ability to craft a national GMO labeling system.
  • Codify the current, broken voluntary labeling system.
  • Create a GMO “safety” review system based on industry science.
  • Allow “natural” foods to contain GMO ingredients.
Americans want the Right to Know:
  • Polls show 90% of Americans support labeling of GMO food.
  • Bogus “natural” claims have created enormous consumer confusion about GMOs.
  • 64 nations require labeling including Russia, China, the EU, and important trading partners in Asia.
  • More than 1.4 million Americans have joined a petition urging FDA to require labeling of GMO food.
  • Hundreds of food companies urged President Obama to honor his pledge to require GMO labeling.
Dispelling GMO Labeling Myths:
  • GMO labeling will not increase food prices.  Companies frequently change labels to highlight new innovations.
  • Voluntary labeling will not work. Companies have been allowed to make voluntary non-GMO disclosures since 2001, but consumers are more confused than ever.
  • GMO crops do not feed the world. Conventional and GMO corn and soybean yields have increased at the same rate. What’s more, U.S. farmers produce only 4% of rice, wheat, fruits, and vegetables, and most US corn and soybeans are used for animal feed and ethanol, not food.
  • GMO crops have increased herbicide applications. Expanding the use of GMO crops has increased annual applications of glyphosate – a probable human carcinogen – from 16 million pounds to more than 280 million pounds.
  • GMO crops have led to more toxic herbicides. As weeds have become resistant to glyphosate, farmers have turned to more toxic weed killers linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease and reproductive problems.
  • GMO crops have not reduced soil erosion. Adoption of soil-conserving farm practices were made in response to “conservation compliance” provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill, not GMO crops.
Earth Approved's Initiatives to protect all against Carcinogens, GMO's and more harmful substances in food and products. It has been verified that the rise in Cancer and Autism is due to our Environment, no not climate change but our direct Surroundings, your home full of products containing Carcinogens including but not limited to Disinfectants (kill 99.99% of viruses and you!!), Air fresheners, rule of thumb if you can smell it your body is absorbing it. Laundry detergents, fresh smell, spot remover, but what it does not say is full of Carcinogen's and substances known to cause birth defects. (Fact is the remnants of the detergents that you can smell, don't leave your clothing then being absorbed by your skin and lungs). House cleaning products and dish washing liquids also contain Carcinogen's and Substances linked to birth defects, reproductive health and more, all the rules listed apply. 

Many say well what do I buy then? There are lots of healthy alternatives but the mainstream products and large corporations rule these markets and make it difficult for responsible companies to compete. 
That is where we come in, me and you. By choosing healthy alternatives and making it easy for everyone to find and purchase them, we will make change happen. 

For this reason we are developing the JustScanIT app ( www.EarthApproved.net ), simply by exploiting the barcodes we will know what is in the products, be given healthy alternatives, and spread awareness to all. The cherry on top? Its non profit, no shareholders, no buying into it, you must earn it. 

This will make our second Intiative affordable for all, not just the large corps, the Earth Approved Seal will be awarded to those responsible foods and products ( Healthy Alternatives ) making it easy for everyone to make the right choice. 

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