Fight for your right to know what you bite
Sat, 03 May 2014 02:38:35 GMT — COLUMBIA (WACH) - In a precident set in 1996, Federal law deemed the identification of GMO's in our food unnecessary on the basis that the production method had no discernable impact on a final product.In simpler terms, if it looks, smells and tastes the same, then no one needs to know.
Even though it's not Federally required, some states are fighting for the right to have that information put on a food lable, but South Carolina is not one of those states.
Currently, GMO's are in about 70% of the food sold on most grocery store shelves, Many people don't understand what they are. Emile DeFelice tells us "Youâ??re actually altering the structure of the dna so you can cross a fish with a tomato. There's no hybridization there, its genetically modified"
The South Carolina State Agriculture Commissioner, Hugh Weathers has gone on record saying there are no health risks to GMO products, and although the lab results seem to be hard to find,
to listen to his statements. Here are
that seem to have a different conclusion.
South Carolina has not introduced a bill asking for full disclosure on our food labels, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your family is eating healthy. Shop at sustainable farms, healthy markets and grocery stores. Look for the "No GMO" or â??Organicâ?? seals. Finally, click here to start writing to your state representatives asking them to require labels for GMO products that come to our state.