From Anthony Gucciardi at The Intel Hub:
“Is this the next Prop 37, complete with a forthcoming wave of successful activism and education from concerned consumers? Unfortunately we know that Prop 37 failed due to not only irrefutable deception and lies from the Monsanto-funded ‘No on 37′ campaign, but also seriously questionable vote counting. What did succeed, however, is mounting awareness over the dangers of GMOs and the subsequent need for labeling.
This awareness has triggered New Mexico lawmakers to introduce legislation that actually calls for the mandatory labeling of GMOs within the state. In essence, it’s the next Prop 37 — and it’s influence is very much the same. It’s also a second chance for health activists worldwide to start the proverbial fire that will ignite similar legislation around the nation and eventually the world.
The New Mexico bill, which was introduced by State Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe), goes into debate this year and will likely be hit (in a similar manner to Prop 37) with a ton of corporate-backed roadblocks. Nevertheless, it’s statistically what the consumers want. Over 90 percent of United States citizens have repeatedly voiced their support of GMO labeling legislation. And that’s using very conservative figures; many show 96% or higher….”
2 responses to “New Mexico bill calls for GMO labeling”
Reblogged this on MisBehaved Woman and commented:
I’m still not sure that calling on gov’t to solve this problem is the best thing to do but any action is better than no action. Oh, and last time I contacted a NM legislator about this issue, I got back a reply in which he assured me that they are ‘deeply concerned’ and ‘on top of’ the GM food issue…but considering the fact he mis-spelled Monsanto, I hold little faith in him….go figure?
How can knowing what is in our food not good?