On being the market: this post from Natural News puts it together for the guerrila labeling campaign for GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) food. Why guerrilla? Because genetically modified ingredients do not have to be labeled as such in the U.S., so it isn't apparent to most people that they are consuming them in many, if not most, processed foods.
A quote from NN: "This month, the Millions Against Monsanto Truth-in-Labeling Campaign will start taking matters into our own hands. We're sticking 'Oh No! Is It GMO?' labels on non-organic foods likely to contain GMOs as well as non-organic meat, dairy, and eggs coming from animals raised in CAFOs, (Confined Animal Feeding Operations), where they are force-fed GM grains." Follow the link to download the GMO shopping guide, to know what products likely contain GMOs.
What exactly is modified in GMO foods? Here is an explanation from a Stonyfield guest blogger: "GE crops, such as “Roundup Ready” soy, sugar beets and alfalfa [and corn and canola and cottonseed] are all engineered to withstand Monsanto’s toxic herbicide, 'Roundup.' The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which is systemically transported throughout the plant and may eventually find its way into our groundwater. In the soil, glyphosate disrupts the complex microbial ecosystem."
Read the entire post, for some of the implications. Then start labeling. And talking to your friends, neighbors, grocer, Congressperson, anyone. It's amazing how unaware we are about this issue.
Coming next--a soil scientist says more about what glyphosate does in the soil, and to animal health.