There are people on both sides of the issue of labeling foods that contain genetically altered ingredients, but some are spending millions of dollars to stop the initiative.
Some people feel that labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients will cause the prices to go higher. The price of food is going up either way. Manufacturers set the prices and as long as the people pay the price, they will continue to rise.
Millions of people believe they have the right to know what is in the foods they buy. They also want the choice to choose whether they buy GMO or not. However, corporations with big pockets are paying big money to keep genetically altered ingredients off the food labels. The question to ask is why. Why is it worth millions of dollars to big corporations to keep this fact off of food labels?
According to Natural News, these facts are among the reasons why Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Agrosciences and the Grocery Manufacturers Association are spending millions:
Male rats fed the GM soy had their testicles change from pink to blue, and the GM soy was also observed to damage the DNA of sperm and embryos
Animals consuming crops that have been genetically modified to produce the pesticide Bt (approved for human consumption in the United States) have died by the thousands, while animals grazing on a non-GM version of the same crops remained unharmed. Upon autopsies, researchers have found black patches in the animals' livers and intestines, internal bleeding and other signs of Bt poisoning.
Studies done by independent researchers show that GMOs cause organ damage, altered intestines and stomach and poor brain development. Are we to assume that genetically-altered crops fed to animals can cause deformities, organ damage, infertility and death, but humans can eat the stuff without side effects?
If there was nothing to hide from the public, why hide the facts? Monsanto and DuPont have spent over eight million dollars between them to keep the initiative off the ballot in Washington State. Look for them to continue this trend for each state who addresses this growing concern.
The public has a right to know that altered foods are causing wheat allergies, stomach distress, weight gain, developmental disabilities, infertility and a host of other health problems. Monsanto, DuPont and other corporations don't want the public to know about this, nor do they want the altered foods labeled. Ask them why. What are they hoping the public will never find out?