Monday, July 6, 2020

PICTURES FROM THE NINETIES

As readers of this blog probably know, our efforts towards mandatory GMO labeling at either the Federal or State level did not achieve exactly the results we had hoped for. 

But we believe that Illinois Right to Know GMO was successful in educating thousands of consumers in Illinois and beyond about the problems caused by genetic engineering as applied to food crops today, especially in creating crops that could withstand applications of GLYPHOSATE, a toxic and likely carcinogenic weed killer.

This information, could, in turn, reduce the market for genetically engineered foods, thus enhancing the market for organically grown foods and other foods not genetically engineered. 

Pictures from the many events we created or participated in are posted at the website below. 

These included rallies in large public spaces and family friendly marches with thousands of participants, as well as smaller educational activities, all planned and executed by a small team of volunteers during the 1990's.

Photos of some of these events are posted at:
https://irtkgmo.blogspot.com/2020/01/pictures-from-past-years.html


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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Don't Look for Labeling Rules this Year!

From the Politico Morning Agriculture Report for September 8, 2016:


GMO Labeling Reality Check:   Bad news for anyone holding out hope that the Agriculture Department might somehow finish the statutorily required labeling rule before the end of the Obama administration:  

On a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Vilsack responded to a question about the matter with the following comment:  
"I think the practical reality is that the rule itself... may take longer than this administration has."  Vilsack said the rule probably won't et past the comment stage before he's out of his current position, adding that his aim is to build "a versa strong foundation" for his successor. 


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What does this mean for consumers?  For now it means that consumers wishing to buy non-GMO foods need to either look for the Non-GMO Project "butterfly" label or for the USDA Organic label.