Another Chance for Truth in Labeling

Tomorrow is a big day in the states of Oregon and Colorado.  Residents have the opportunity to vote Yes on Measure 92 or Yes on Prop 105 to make their state the first in the nation to mandate outright GMO labeling on food.  The close losses on this issue – by 1.4% in California’s 2012 Prop 37 and by 2.1% in Washington state’s 2013 Initiative 522 –  only fueled the issue and intensified the call for labeling across the country.

My brother David Bronner and I have written the following articles, posted on Maria Rodale’s blog “Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen”, in our continuing effort to educate consumers about the issue.


Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically Engineered Food is a Must

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, published October 30, 2014

A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Look around. Heavy artillery is hiding behind the apples. Troops are advancing on the corn and papaya. A bomb is buried in the salmon.

When we talk about labeling genetically modified (GMO) food, pretend we’re standing amidst the fresh meats and produce. Here is where GMO labeling will make the biggest difference. Here is where it mat… [Read more] 

 


Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

by David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s, published October 2, 2014

Michael Specter’s recent articles in the New Yorker bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (Seeds of Doubt“and ”The Problem with G.M.O. Labels) are the latest high-profile pro–genetically modified organisms (GMO) articles that fail to engage with the fundamental critique of genetically engineered food crops in U.S. soil today: Rather than reduce pesticide inputs, GMOs are causing them to skyrocket in amount and toxicity.

Setting the record straight, Ramon J. Seidler, PhD, former senior scientist for the Environm… [Read more]


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More than 5.  GMO’s were sold under the pretense of reducing the use of pesticides and herbicides in our nation’s agriculture.   As usage rates soar, we know we’ve been duped.

 

In support of these efforts, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps has given over $1 M this year and released special labels on our 32 oz. Castile soaps.  Additionally David has worked extensively as a member of the Oregon campaign’s Steering Committee and chair of the Finance Committee. And for the record, other than the honor of standing up for what is right, Dr. Bronner’s does not stand to gain from the passage of GMO Labeling legislation.

 

10502044_10152562253642779_2116066735514406348_nDr. Bronner’s modified the label of its 32 oz. Castile soaps to raise awareness of the labeling efforts.

3 thoughts on “Another Chance for Truth in Labeling

  1. I BOUGHT SOME 18-IN-1 HEMP ROSE PURE CASTILE SOAP YESTERDAY, AND WAS DISAPPOINTED THE LABEL HAS WRITTING SO SMALL I CAN’T EVEN READ WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS. I ASSUME I CAN USE THIS FOR HAIR, BODY SOAP, AND MAYBE CLEANING. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’VE PURCHASED DR. BONNERS PRODUCTS. MAYBE YOU COULD ENLIGHTEN ME ON USES. THANK-YOU, TRUDY

  2. GMO Labeling is a red herring. Why not muster the emotional power of folks to bring measures and props that BAN…that´s right! BAN these weaponized chemical cocktails from the biomes of this planet. Acquiescing to the monsatan´s of the world that gmo is here to stay is truly ludicrous. Yeah I want an open air eugenics laboratory just like Maui but one that encompasses the planet. I live in brasil and there is gmo labeling everywhere. Most folks here don´t know and don´t care. There are no other choices here unless you grow your food or pay extremely high prices for organics and most folks can´t afford organics. Even agronomists in my neck of the woods are oblivious to what is in the gmo foods and the chem cocktails used on them. I ask them simple questions about the gmos and they are dumbfounded, eyes glazed over. Pretty easy solution if the props and measures fail is to BAN it from your own life. GRow your own food or know the farmer who is growing the food your are purchasing. That is what groups of folks across america do sul are doing. bottom line is GMO labeling is illogical.

  3. I was pretty disappointed by the recent news that two science celebrities (Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson) are apparently now in the GMO camp. How can they, as self professed and educationally accredited scientists, ignore the fact that GMO crops are yet another science experiment being conducted by a private company that uses all of us and every living thing as its test subjects? Even if one day it’s proven that food borne out of GMO seeds is safe to eat, there’s negative environmental impact made by the use of GMO-companion products like targeted pesticides (honeybees! what have we done to you!), and there’s negative financial and subsequent cultural impact upon farmers (great article on this: http://www.agbioforum.org/v2n34/v2n34a03-altieri.htm). I just want someone to shake them by the shoulders and say, it’s not just about the food itself, it’s about everything that’s affected by the GMO industry!

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