People Don’t Want to Be a GMO Experiment
09 Nov, 2011
Right2Know March, via PR News Wire,
On October 16, World Food Day, hundreds of people rallied for 5 hours in front of the White House demanding the Obama Administration keep a 2007 campaign promise to enact labeling of genetically engineered foods, also termed “Genetically Modified Organisms” or “GMOs.” The Right2Know March, a new coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals, arrived at the gates of the White House after marching 313 miles and holding dozens of events as they walked from Brooklyn, NY.
“Genetically Engineered foods have never been proven safe for human consumption, which is why they are banned or labeled in most developed countries around the world,” says Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO project which sponsored the Right2Know March. Westgate adds, “Most GMOs are engineered for herbicide tolerance, ultimately increasing the amount of toxic chemicals introduced to the environment and to our dinner tables. People have the right to know if they’re eating these experimental organisms. Clear labeling is essential.”