GMO Labeling

It’s time for change, not politics as usual.

GMO LABELING

As your State Representative:

1.  I will support legislation that requires labeling of all food products that have genetically modified ingredients. Without labeling, Coloradans are obstructed from exercising their right to choose whether to consume these products or not.

2.  Make sure that the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies are adequately protecting Colorado residents from food that is harmful. It there are areas that the state needs to step in, I will support legislation to protect our residents from harmful food.

 Detailed position

Protecting the health of our citizens is a fundamental responsibility of a state representative. Although government should not make health choices for citizens, it must ensure that citizens have access to information they need to make informed choices.

Because I am not a scientist, I listen to scientists. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has warned of “serious health risks” indicated by animal studies measuring the effects of GMO foods. Some medical experts have suggested that Morgellons disease, a mysterious disease that produces sores, rashes, and sharp fibers beneath the skin, may be linked with genetically modified organisms.

In September, 2012, French scientists concluded the FIRST EVER long-term study of GMO on rats; their extensive research proved that GMO corn causes horrific tumors in rats, killing 70 percent of females long before their average two-year life expectancy. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, revealed that rats fed Monsanto’s NK603 GM corn treated with Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide for longer than 90 days developed deadly tumors at a much higher, and much quicker, rate than rats not exposed to these products.

The U. S. is the only industrialized nation that allows genetically modified foods without requiring that they be labeled.

For more information, go to: www.righttoknowcolorado.org/resources.

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