CA Initiative: Label GMO Food (Genetically Modified Organisms) For Health

CA Initiative: Label GMO Food (Genetically Modified Organisms) For Health

Most of us who educate others about national
health and natural living topics agree that GMO food, or genetically modified organisms,
should not be in our food supply. It’s probably not going to happen where we can get a ban
on that kind of food, but one thing that we are looking to make happen is to get the GMO
food labeled here in United States of America. It is labeled in other countries, but it’s
not labeled here and while I was at the Green Festival in Los Angeles here a few weeks ago,
I talked with Pamm Larry who has single-handedly launched an effort here in California to get
GMO food labeled. Here’s what she has to say: Hi! My name is Pamm Larry, and I call myself
initial instigator of the initiative to get genetically engineered foods on our ballot
in California in the year of 2012. This movement started off with one person in March—that
would’ve been me—and now we have over 100 leaders throughout the state that organizing
their communities having tabling events, showing films and we’re now starting to gear up
for getting…gathering signatures. Which is really exciting! So, people want to know
what a GMO is. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms which are also called genetically
engineered foods. This is not a hybrid, okay. It’s not a hybrid. It’s not grafting.
It’s not anything that could happen in nature. What this is…is in a laboratory setting
they take the DNA structure from one plant, animal, organism, or whatever and insert it
into…They take it out. They extract it, and they unnaturally insert it into another
plant, animal, bacteria, organism, or whatever. And, then they make seeds out of that and
then they plant it. So, for instance, there’s this bacteria called Bacillus Thuringiensis,
also called Bt. Okay. It can kill bugs. It’s a naturally occurring organism that’s in
the soil. They take the genetic part out that kills the bugs. They extract it, and they
insert it into the DNA structure of the corn so that when a bug eats the corn, the bug
dies. The thing is though then they take that corn and they make our corn chips. They also
do things like they feed it to the animals and the animals eat it. And the animals are
having a lot of problems now. That have been studied. It’s been studied. There are a
lot of allergy problems. There’ve been a lot of infertility problems, increased toxicity,
gastrointestinal problems. It’s a mess. Unfortunately, there have been no long-term
studies. That’s right. No long-term studies on humans, on the effects of genetically engineered
foods. So, we the people of California, feel like it’s time to label them. So that we
can know what we’re eating, be given the option of eating them or not, and then be
able to track whether they’re causing problems in us, and our children. So, anyway thanks.
Please join us. Come to Please help us gather signatures. We’re
going to be getting started really soon. You’ll be trained. It’ll be fun. You go out with
friends. It’s not scary. Join us and make us very powerful. Thank you very much. And,
if you want to avoid GMO food completely, you can eat organically grown food. That’s
the easiest way right now to avoid GMO food. I also talk about GMO food on my website,
and why to avoid it. I give an in-depth explanation, and if you want to help out Pamm with what
she’s doing, go to her website If you like this video, please let us know
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if you have any questions or comments, please leave those as well. I’m Larry Cook. Thank
you for watching.

12 thoughts on “CA Initiative: Label GMO Food (Genetically Modified Organisms) For Health”

  1. So important! Good luck with this very important work!! Preaching to the choir here, of course. You may want to try and connect with Jane Akre. She is the star of the movie, "The Corporation." We shared a desk when we were both TV reporters in St. Louis, home of GMO headquarters, Monsanto. She was fired from a Tampa station when she and her then husband/partner tried to do a story on Monsanto. "The Corporation" is about their struggle.

  2. Well, I see that a clip from "The Corporation" is already here. Of course. 😉 I hope you can create change. Reporters in St. Louis and elsewhere have been trying to report some of these facts since 1980.

  3. Excellent ..we do need more documentation of what these GMO'S are doing to people ,,I have seen some of the children in Idia and South America getting sick and dying ..and terrible skin diseases just walking through the fields where they have planted GMO seeds ..and seen the corruption within Monsanto s evil empire …and how the FDA and USDA are previous lawyers and employers of Monsanto Clarance Thomas Supreme court Judge ,used to be a lawyer for Monsanto !!!


  5. This is everyones fight.
    Walmart is selling GMO corn right now!
    Email them, let them know we demand GMO labeling.
    Until more testing is done by independent labs proving GMOs are safe.

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