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The list of countries banning GMOs has gotten longer since the European Union passed legislation that allows them to ban GMOs!

Lynn Griffith
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Studies report that 90 percent of Americans support mandatory labeling of GMOs.  Since GMOs entered our food sources 20 years ago, Americans have been in the dark about what foods they are eating. (1)

Studies completed by Michael Antonio of Earth Open Source and Dr. Giles-Eric Seralini of University of Caan in France found that GMOs are full of pesticides that contain glyphosate and 2-4-D, an active ingredient of Agent Orange.  These chemicals are linked to health problems that include birth defects, cancer, neurological imbalances, embryonic deaths, DNA damage and fetal death. (2)

Two scientists report that GMOs are full of pesticides that contain glyphosate and 2-4-D, an active ingredient found in Agent Orange

It makes sense to consider that if the public is eating horrible chemicals on a regular basis, there will be health ramifications. (2)

The list of countries that are giving Monsanto the book is getting quite long.  Thus far, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South Australia, France, Scotland, Latvia and Switzerland have banned Monsanto. (2)

In California, several counties have banned GMOs, including Mendocino, Trinity and Marin.  Some of the countries that continue to feed its public GMOs are Canada, China, England, European Union, Philippines, South Africa and USA. (2)

The list of countries that have banned GMOs is getting longer, recently Greece and Latvia joined the list

Recently, Greece and Latvia followed suit with the reasons that Scotland and Germany gave for banning GMOs.  They are concerned that the GMO crops will contaminate their food sources.  European countries recently passed a legislation indicating allowances to opt out of GMOs.  The countries are tired of the biotech strong arm and have taken their allowance. (3)

To date, the only genetically modified crop allowed in the European Union is MON810 GM Maize.  Due to the legislation, countries can choose to grow or refuse. (3)

European Union passed legislation that allows countries to choose or refuse to grow genetically modified crops!

It’s only a matter of time till we see what Monsanto has up their sleeve if more countries continue this ban.  We can be sure they won’t walk away, but will most likely continue to pursue other options to infiltrate the world’s food supply. (3)

Americans continue to wonder, if there will ever be a day where the US food supply will be without GMOs.  Even if America banned GMOs, we must face reality that our soil, water, and air has been infiltrated with these chemicals, and it would be a long journey to reverse the damage.

Sources for this article include:
(1) www.justlabelit.org
(2) politicalvelcraft.org
(3) www.infowars.com

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