Eating Poison Everyday (Part 3) : GMO 6 / 天天都在吃毒(第三部): 基因改造篇 6

中文版接在英文版下面

Previous Chapters of the “GMO” Series:

 

The Label War — The battle between facts & lies.

The “Right-to-Know” is Taken Away

If the label tells you there is poison in a food product, yet you still want to eat it, then that is your choice.

But if there is toxin in a food product, but the manufacturer would not let you know, then you are consuming it unknowingly — This is taking away the “right-to-know” from the consumers.

Hiding the Facts from Consumers

Lied, bribed, threatened, controlled, accused, modified test reports, manipulated politic & laws…

Several employees & attorney from Monsanto were later working in some governmental sectors, such as the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration), making regulations & decisions in favor of Monsanto.

Monsanto & several other biotech/pesticides corporations had spent about 46 millions U.S. dollars opposing the law making of “GMO labeling” — Why were they spending so much money trying to hide the facts from the consumers?

抵制 “GMO基改食品” 运动

Anti-GMO Actions around the World

Campaigns against GMO have been rising up all around the world (especially in the U.S. & Europe). Globally there are at least 50 countries banning on the “import & planting of GM food”.

United States

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) & other NGOs initiated “Millions against Monsanto” Campaign.

In April of 2013, Senator Barbara Boxer & Congressman Pete DeFazio introduced the “Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know” Act. Also, the court of Minnesota ruled that organic farmers can sue GMO farmers whose pesticides or GM crops trespass and contaminate their fields.

Whole Food (a large natural food supermarket chain) announced: By 2018 “labeling of genetically engineered foods” would be required for products sold in their store that were “non-organic” or “not verified by the Non-GMO Project”.

Europe

At least 8 countries ban the cultivation of GM crops: Austria, French, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland.

Some towns & cities require the foods served at hospitals& schools to contain no GM ingredients; Hypermarkets such as Carrefour& Tesco in many countries publicly announced that they would not sell GM food products.

Japan

In April of 1998, more than 2 millions people signed against GM food products, and asked the government to make labeling law. Therefore in April of 2001, the government implemented the GM food labeling law, food contained more than 5% of GM ingredients must be labeled as “GM Food Product”.

NGOs had conducted educational & advocacy activities among the public, they asked the schools lunch project to reject GM foods, and they opposed the national study & produce of GM crops. Volunteers of NGOs collected samples at roads& farms, when discovered GM crop growing there, they would announced it publicly by marking it on the map.

 

Extended Resources

 

Edited version, based on the articles in my blog: “U-Turn of Creation

To be continued……

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“基因改造篇”的前几章:

 

标签的战争 — 真相与虚谎之间的大决斗。

“知情权”被剥夺

若标签上告诉你:  这个食品有毒,但你还是要吃,那是你的选择。

但若食品有毒,制造商却不让你知道,你就是在不知情之下吃进肚子了 — 这就是:  消费者的 “知情权” 被剥夺。

千方百计隐瞒消费者

说谎,贿赂,威胁,掌控,诬告,窜改检验报告,操弄政治和法律…

孟山都的几位高层职员和律师渗透进美国 FDA(食品及药物管理局)等等政府单位就职,设立对 Monsanto 有好处的条规和决定。

孟山都和其他几家生物科技/农药企业,花了约美金 4 千 6 百万来阻止 “食品标签上标示基因改造” 的条规的设立 — 他们为何要花这么多钱来隐瞒消费者?

抵制 “GMO基改食品” 运动

全世界抵制基改食品的行动

反基改食品的运动正如火如荼的在全世界展开(特别是欧美)。全球至少有 50 个国家禁止 “进口和种植基改食物”。

美国

OCA(美国有机消费者协会)与其他民间团体一起发动 “百万人反孟山都运动”。

法律方面,2013 年 4 月,美国参议员 Barbara Boxer 和国会议员 Pete DeFazio 提出支持 “对基改食物的知情权” 的法令。此外,明尼苏打州法庭下令: 若 “有机农民” 的农田被 “基改农民” 的农药或基改农作物越界和污染,前者有权控告后者。

大型天然食品连锁店 Whole Food 在 2018 年之前,将规定店里所有 “非有机” 或 “未被验证无基改成份” 的食品,标签上必须清楚标示: “含GMO”。

欧洲

至少 8 个国家禁止种植基改作物:  奥地利、法国、德国、匈牙利、卢森堡、希腊、保加利亚、波兰。

某些乡镇规定医院与学校所供应的食物不得含基改成份;许多国家的大卖场,例如家乐福、特易购,都纷纷公开表示不卖基改食品。

日本

1998 年 4 月,超过 2 百万人民签名反基改食品,并要求政府建立标示制度;因此政府於 2001 年 4 月推动基改食品标示法,凡食品使用 5% 以上基改原料,必须标示為 “基改食品”。

民间团体对民眾展开宣导活动,呼吁学校供营养午餐时拒绝採用基改食品,并反对国内研发及生產基改农作物。民间团体义工在道路及田园採样抽验,若发现有基改农作物长出来,就标示在地图来公告。

 

延伸资讯

 

修订版,取材自我部落格 “万物的U转” 里的文章

待续……

 

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