Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Take Action: Protect Our Food
Did you know that with approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), biotech companies are planting fields of corn, rice, and other food crops genetically engineered to grow drugs and other chemicals?
The scary thing is that if the nation's food crops are contaminated in the process, we could wind up with corn flakes, taco shells, and many other common food items that are dangerous for us to eat.
The Union of Concerned Scientists and independent experts agree that if food crops are used to produce drugs and other chemicals, they are very likely to contaminate the food supply and pose serious human health and environmental risks for years to come.
How much do you know about the food you eat? You can test your knowledge by taking this short quiz:
Then help us make sure that this never happens! Sign the petition urging the USDA to ban the genetic engineering of outdoor food crops for the production of pharmaceutical and industrial chemicals.
Click here to sign today:
As the following documentary illustrates various commercial and politically interests would like to keep you in the dark about the health dangers of genetically modified foods. Don't let them get away with it.