The “Right to Know” whether our food is genetically modified is something that’s not afforded to us in America, despite the fact that labels on foods containing GMOs are mandated in 60+ countries around the world.
And while companies have begun voluntarily labeling them, there is much concern over whether they’re telling the truth (as this recent fiasco involving a popular tortilla chip company showed).
This November, voters in two key states, Colorado and Oregon, will decide whether or not to label GMOs in landmark votes.
Both campaigns are being badly outspent due to huge donations from Monsanto and Big Food, but Colorado in particular is getting hammered, with over $11 million spent to hide information from consumers about whether or not there are GMOs in their food so far, compared with just $441,000 on the pro-labeling side.
All that money of course begs the question: why would anyone NOT want to know what’s in their food, and why would they trust companies that spend tens of millions of dollars to hide it from them while simultaneously claiming that GMO labeling would raise costs too much?
It’s downright comical, as the video below featuring celebrities ranging from Dave Matthews to Jillian Michaels and even Danny DeVito points out.
“What makes you think you have the Right to Know?” DeVito asserts.
“Who do you think you are!?” Michaels chimes in.
“If there’s nothing wrong with GMOs, why not put it on the label?” Matthews wonders aloud.
The video, added to the Colorado Right to Know YouTube channel, is actually composed of footage from the 2012 campaign to label GMOs in California. But the logic, and the scathing sarcasm, remain as clear and powerful as ever.
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