This post was created as part of the Just Label It campaign in which I’m a compensated Labeling Advocate. All opinions expressed are my own.
Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs?
It’s hard to believe that in this day and age of transparency that a company like Pepisco would spend millions of dollars to keep you and your family from knowing whats in your food. But that’s exactly what’s being done. And Pepisco’s subsidiary Quaker Oats is using those deep pockets to lobby against mandatory GMO labeling. Really?
Rather than support mandatory and consistent GMO labeling Quaker has joined with other big food companies to support a bill we call the DARK Act– because it would Deny Americans the Right to Know whether their food has been genetically engineered.
It makes me wonder what could be in the food they produce that scares them into paying that much money to fight our labeling rights. If there food is safe you would think they would want us to know it’s safe. What happened to having pride in their products and what do they have to hide? Can you really say you care about the consumer when you won’t tell them what they’re eating?
It’s our right to know what’s in our food.
It’s hard for Quaker to maintain that honest image when they’re stopping consumers from knowing what’s in their food. GMO crops have led to huge increases in herbicide use, which contributes to an array of threats to the health of people and the environment.
And in case you missed it, the World Health Organization recently labeled the main herbicide used on GMO crops as probably carcinogenic. People all across the country are fed up with being kept in the dark and that’s why I’m working with Just Label It to bring the Conceal or Reveal campaign to Quaker’s doorstep.
But we need your voice, too.
Sign the petition below to ask Quaker to join us and to support mandatory FDA labeling of GMOs! We have the right to know!