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GMO - Genetically Modified Food

Consumers win GM labelling victory!

This just in from the African Centre for Biosafety:

Consumers in South Africa have won a hard earned victory with regard
to the labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods. Yesterday, the
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published draft amendments to
the regulations governing the labelling of GM food. According to the
draft amendments, all locally produced and imported food containing 5%
or more GM ingredients or components must be labelled as “contains
genetically modified ingredients or components”. The food industry
has to date, taken the view that current GM labelling laws are
ambiguous and do not apply to processed food.

South Africans call for immediate ban on GM maize after shocking cancer study

Explosive results from a new French study conducted on the long-term
health impacts of genetically modified (GM) foods published in the
peer reviewed journal 'Food and Toxicology' last week, suggest that
consumers in South Africa face a very serious threat from one of their
staple foods.

Petition to ban Agent Orange GM Maize in South Africa

I received the following from Liesl at Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa recently:

Mother Theresa said that one should be FOR something, not AGAINST. Consider the quality of the energy when you resist, as opposed to supporting the positive alternative. I got the link in the email copied below from about 25 people over the last 2 days. Consumers are becoming aware and taking action. I would like to share my faith in and excitement about solutions manifesting just beyond our reality. I received an enquiry for 34 tons of organic, non-gmo maize on Monday. Let us support the positive alternative. Let's create GMO-free zones. Like an ink blot on wet paper, it spreads. But it starts with you, the grower and you the consumer.

Great attitude! Petition and article follow below.

Petition to ban Agent Orange GM Maize  in South Africa