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The Mark Lynas Mythology: The GMO "Conversion" NON-Story, By Zack Kaldveer

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-          Growing numbers of citizens are demanding the FDA reject the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) salmon;

-          Voters are mobilizing in support of upcoming high-profile GMO labeling battles in Vermont , Connecticut, and Washington -- with as many as 30 more states planning to pursue similar labeling efforts in the near future;

-          Increasing numbers of Fortune 500 corporations are abandoning the biotech and pesticide industry's anti-choice agenda, and rethinking the bottom-line costs of bankrolling anti-right-to-know campaigns;

-          And counties and cities across the United States are banning GMO crops entirely -- others even demanding their own local "food bills of rights".

These kinds of bottom up, people driven, grassroots movements dedicated to putting the rights and health of the human beings and the planet that sustains them ahead of the profits of the pesticide and biotech industries are sprouting up everywhere -- and winning. Now THAT'S a real story!

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Zack Kaldveer is the Assistant Media Director for the Organic Consumers Association. Zack served as the Assistant Media Director for California's Prop 37 campaign (labeling of genetically modified foods) and was the former Communications Director (more...)
 
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