The constant refrain of the pro-GMO industry is that “science” is on their side while those in the GMO Free movement are “anti-science,” operating mostly on emotion.
But the truth of the matter is that several prominent scientists ranging from David Hawkins to Ray Seidler, the first EPA scientist to study them in the 1980s, have urged caution with the relatively new and environmentally destructive technology that also has been implicated in many potential health problems.
With two showdowns looming in Colorado and Oregon over GMO labeling bills (that basically amount to millions and millions of big agrochemical dollars on the “No” sides vs. grassroots activists and smaller company donations on the “Yes” sides), Seidler is sending a message about the health concerns surrounding GMO crops.
Do you think we should have the right to know what’s in our food? Nationwide polls have consistently shown that 90+ percent of people want to know if it’s GMO when deceptive advertising is not involved, and the pioneering former EPA scientist is officially one of them.
Top Scientist Speaks: Why We Need GMO Labeling
“As the first EPA scientist to study genetically engineered crops…I know that (they) are designed to do just one thing: to tolerate heavy pesticide spraying,” Seidler asserts in a new ‘Yes on 92’ video released by the campaign to label GMOs in Oregon
Seidler’s message is just one example of how the state is rallying around this crucial chance to secure the right to know what’s really in our food for the first time since GMOs were first quietly introduced without the public’s consent in the mid-90s.
In Oregon, GMO labeling supporters have raised $6.1 million so far while the anti-labeling chemical and food giants have raised $11.1 million (Click here to donate to the Oregon Right to Know campaign).
Among the campaign’s biggest supporters is the seasoned scientist Seidler, who filmed the video below pitching his position on why labels are so desperately needed.
“(GMO seeds) are covered with up to 5 different chemical herbicides which is great if you’re a chemical company like Monsanto, but do we really want more synthetic chemicals in the food we eat?” Seidler asks. “It’s no surprise the chemical corporations oppose the labeling of genetically engineered foods, but don’t you think we have the right to know?”
Click the play button below to watch why Seidler believes the Right to Know is so important for our health.
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