#FoodFri Tweetchat: GMO Food Labeling
Genetically Modified Organisms, better known as GMOs, have been labeled or banned in almost 64 countries, including Russia, China, all of Europe, India and Saudi Arabia. Yet, this is not the case in the United States. Research has shown that GMOs cause diseases like cancer, obesity, and allergies. However, corporations have been loathe to stop the use of GMOs. As concerned parents, what can we do? We can educate ourselves. And, we can demand GMO labeling of foods, particularly baby food. Join us this Friday, April 11, 2014, at the MomsRising #FoodFri tweetchat with industry expert, As You Sow, to better understand what GMOs are, how they are used in our food supply, and why it's important to promote awareness. Why? Because we have a right to know! Join the #FoodFri Tweetchat with @MomsRising and @AsYouSow on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 1 p.m., EST / 10 a.m. PST to learn more about GMOs!
More about our #FoodFri Featured Panelist:
As You Sow is a non-profit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy. They work with investors and companies to establish sustainable and equitable corporate practices that reduce risk, benefit brand reputation, and protect long term shareholder value while simultaneously bringing about positive change for the environment and human rights.
As You Sow has filed a shareholder resolution with Abbott Laboratories, asking the company to label its products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Abbot uses GMOs in its nutritional products, including its Similac infant formula, but the company says that they do not see consumer demand for GMO labeling. Abbott investors will vote on this resolution at the company’s annual meeting on April 25th.