- Write your state reps to ask them to cosponsor the bills.
- Write your state senators to ask them to cosponsor SB 6298.
- Call your state reps to ask them to cosponsor HB 2637.
- Call your state senators to ask them to cosponsor SB 6298.
- Donate to the Organic Consumers Fund so we can reimburse the travel costs of supporters who couldn’t otherwise attend the hearings.
- Learn more and get involved at GMOFreeWashington.com.
If you need some ammunition and inspiration to inspire you to spread the word,look no further than these 10 scary reasons to label GMOs:
#2 The authors of the Canadian study conclude that the women and their babies were exposed to Monsanto’s GMO Bt-toxin through a “normal”non-organic Canadian diet,including non-organic (so-called “natural”and “conventional”) meat,egg,and dairy products from animals fed Bt corn.
#3 Monsanto’s GMO “Bt”corn and cotton plants are engineered to produce a insecticide in every cell of the plant that kills insects by breaking open their stomachs.
#4 Mice fed Monsanto’s Bt corn had elevated levels of immune system substances that are also higher in humans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis,inflammatory bowel disease,osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis,cancer,allergies,Lou Gehrig’s disease,autoimmune disease,and colitis.
#5 Young mice in the same study had elevated T-cells,which are increased in people with asthma,and in children with food allergies,juvenile arthritis,and connective tissue diseases.
#6 Monsanto’s GMO Bt-toxin has properties of known allergens –it actually fails the World Health Organization’s allergen screening tests.
#7 Monsanto’s GMO Bt-toxin has been found to bind with the small intestines in mice and with intestinal tissue in rhesus monkeys.
#8 In addition to its GMO “Bt”crops which are engineered to produce insecticide,Monsanto also produces GMO “RoundUp Ready”crops,engineered with a bacterial DNA that allows it to survive otherwise deadly doses of its herbicide RoundUp.
#9 In the only human feeding study ever published on GMOs,Monsanto’s GMO “RoundUp Ready”soybeans were found to transfer Monsanto’s “RoundUp Ready”DNA to the bacteria living inside human intestines.
#10 According to Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology,the transfer of Monsanto’s GMO Bt DNA to human digestive bacteria could create a “living pesticide factory”that could be responsible for the “increase in gastrointestinal problems,autoimmune diseases,food allergies,and childhood learning disorders - since 1996 when Bt crops came on the market.”
-Thanks to Alexis the Organic Consumers Fund for this information.