In today’s world, it’s so hard to keep track of every item of food we buy in the grocery store to feed our families. While we believe that when we purchase an item and it says it is “whole grain” or “no added sugar” we would assume it is something healthy to give to our kids.
Why would we think to investigate these foods for GMOs? We shouldn’t have to. We should be able to shop for our families without worrying about hidden ingredients that can make us and our families sick. Did you know that companies are not required to label their products, and in fact some companies are even trying to hide the fact that they contain GMO food? Pretty scary.
Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs?
Did you know that Quaker’s parent company, PepsiCo, is spending millions to keep you and your family from knowing what’s in your food?
Quaker is one of the Big Food companies using their deep pockets to lobby against mandatory GMO labeling. Through the trade association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, they’re supporting a bill in Congress we call the DARK Act – because it would Deny Americans the Right to Know whether our food has been genetically engineered.
It’s hard maintaining 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.
We all want to know what’s in our food. Retweet and let Quaker know that every mom wants to know what’s in the food she feeds her family.
— FiveSpotGreenLiving (@fivespotgrnlvng) June 19, 2015
People all across the country are fed up with being kept in the dark. 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.
How Can You Help?
Sign the petition below!
Ask Quaker to support mandatory FDA labeling of GMOs, stop funding anti-mandatory labeling efforts, and stand up against the DARK Act!