Once again, the Right to Know mob is at again with the fear mongering. Now they have gotten their kids to be the puppets of these parents with this petition to label GMOs. Hector Valenzuela is also joining in on this skull and crossbones campaign.
Just read on at some of the comments people left on the petition also.
- Erika Preuss KAPAA, HI
Our young people know what is right, that we have the right to know what is in our food! We have worked for years to convince our youth to eath ‘healthy’ foods – and now that they are finally listening – the message we are sending them by not labeling GMO is a negative one. How can we teach our children to read labels, and know what’s in their food, avoid junk food etc.. and then turn around and tell them they don’t have the right to KNOW what is in their food? My kids tell me that it makes no sense, and I agree! We have a right to know ALL ingredients in our food. If it is unique and different enough to be PATENTED, then it is not a typical normal food. Remember, the biotech industry keeps telling us that GMO’s are the ‘same’ as regular food – while in the same breath they tell us they are different, unique and patented (and they defend those patents by vigorously suing farmers) – So which is it? Either they are not different and normal, or they are unique and different, and PATENTED. The industry cannot have it both ways – and we deserve the RIGHT TO KNOW all of the ingredients, ALL of the ingredients in our food. Especially the patented ones.
- Dana Keawe PAHOA, HI
We have the right to know what is in our food. Please label our food.
- Chandell Asuncion HILO, HI
There are a growing number of consumers who are concerned about GMOs and have consciously boycotted products that are not labeled NON GMO or Organic. This puts every company who use crops that are Genetically Modified at risk of market failure. Everyone is paying the price for a few. Consumers look for product information on the label to make educated choices, especially when choosing food.
Consumers who have food allergies rely heavily on proper labeling and AVOID products that are not clearly labeled.
Gluten Free labeling is a recent example of a labeling law that doesn’t go far enough to help consumers, as it only refers to gluten found in wheat, and does not take into consideration gluten from barley, rye, or oats. While users appreciate the label, they often find themselves at risk because the product does in fact contain gluten.
Clear laws that include EVERY form of GM/GE products should be properly labeled on ALL food, even that which is consumed by animals.
- larry schneider KILAUEA, HI
why do i need to bill to obtain information and/or knowledge? do we live in nazi germany, or mccarthy era USA?
- Ann Evans MAKAWAO, HI
The YOUTH are smart enough to realize their future!
- Jen Richmond HILO, HI
Our keiki are being used as test subjects w/o their (and our) consent. We all have a right to decide what we will eat, and whose products we will buy. We also have the right to VOTE, and I, for one, will exercise that right to elect officials who listen to their constituents, not mega-corporations.
- Constance Dela Cruz KAHUKU, HI
- I like that the youth of tomorrow are getting informed and taking charge of their health and the environment they will live with and for future generations. GOOD LUCK and may GOD Bless !
Note that Larry Schneider also made this same comment too about GE food, with Gary Hooser’s endorsement also. They openly admit to scaring people!
What’s the biggest joke is that they claim that they want the right to know and that a label from the government is going suddenly make them trust it again. They never trusted the state or Governor Abercrombie’s efforts to work with the seed companies with the right to know issue, so they went ahead and passed their own faulty laws. Is a label on GE foods really going to suddenly make these right to knowers trusting of government again? Yeah right. It isn’t going to fix anyone. They should ask their own industry to label food as GMO Free since they trust organic so much more than anyone else.