(NaturalNews) Many people are trying to do the right thing for their personal health and well being. They support local farms, sustainable agriculture, local CSAs and their favorite organic brands. Sadly, those of us who are buying organic foods may also be unknowingly supporting the opposition of GMO labeling.
If you want to support GMO labeling on your foods, you may consider dropping some of your favorite brands and looking for alternatives. That may be hard to hear, but did you know that Lara Bar, Cascadian Farm Organic, Food Should Taste Good and Muir Glen are owned by General Mills? Or that Burt's Bees is owned by Clorox? Or that Dagoba Organic Chocolate is owned by Hershey? You may also be surprised to learn that these companies have donated funds to oppose I-522, the Washington State GMO labeling initiative.
To see the chart of who is supporting and opposing GMO labeling for the Washington State labeling initiative click here: http://www.myhealthmaven.com.
Your favorite organic companies are being bought out by big business. Phil Howard, Associate Professor of Michigan State University, has compiled a chart that shows the structure of the organic industry. The chart lists organic companies that have been bought out by big business. The chart also includes the year of the buyout. Needless to say, it's disheartening to see companies with high standards bought out by companies seeking the big dollar signs of the organic industry. It's even more disturbing to see that these same companies are funding opposition to GMO labeling. In reality, every time we buy the products listed on the chart, we are supporting opposition to GMO labeling.
Pass the word on; educate yourself and those you love about the hazards of GMOs. You can learn more about GMOs at the Institute for Responsible Technology's website: http://www.responsibletechnology.org.
Read the organic industry chart and see if your favorite products are listed. If they are, call or e-mail the company and tell them why you will no longer be buying their products.
It's a hard decision for many to boycott their favorite products; it's also one of best ways to be sure that your voice is heard.
About the author: After sixteen years of struggling with MCS, Elisha McFarland recovered her health through alternative and natural healing methods. It was this experience that encouraged her to pursue an education in natural health. She has received the following designations: Doctor of Naturopathy, Master Herbalist, D.A. Hom., B.S. in Holistic Nutrition, Certified Wholistic Rejuvenist and EFT-ADV. You can visit her website at: http://www.myhealthmaven.com