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RLM says ...
GMO stay out of organic foods. That's what organic foods are all about! USDA ought to understand that many people desires their foods to be naturally enchanced, not with artifical means. Thanks, Robert L. Mason Fort Lauderdale, FL
02/11/2010 3:35:02 PM CST
Ben Bishop says ...
I have absolutely no moral problem with GMO food. If we can use it end hunger and increase nutrition and crop yield that's great. But, we simply haven't been testing these foods well enough for safety. In fact, the work of Arpad Pusztai shows how dangerous GMO food really is. No way will I ever buy GMO food or put it in my mouth until true safety testing is performed -Ben Bishop
02/10/2010 2:34:14 PM CST
Ebony Imhotep says ...
This is a terrible tragedy. We must do whatever we can to stop the spread of this Fraken Food. Their attempting to force these foods on us not caring about the adverse reactions on our bodies or the enviornment. Farmersare being forced to grow these Genetically Modified Foods and being pushed out of business by Monster Corporations. We owe it to ourselves, our familes, the enviornment, and small farmers to stand against the war being claimed on our food.
02/11/2010 4:34:38 PM CST
Michelle says ...
Thank you for keeping me informed. Nothing is more important than keeping our food and environment safe for our next generations as well as our own health. Also, my sincere appreciation to Whole Foods for supporting the National Institute of Whole Health, for I am studying with them, and between the two of you, I am learning more than I ever expected. Keep up the good work!
02/10/2010 2:59:24 PM CST
Lorraine Bolt says ...
Of Course it is unrealistic to think that we all could eat organic food all the time given the extent that the huge agribusiness has on our country. But, for health reasons and for the planet, I myself am going to eat and buy organic. We just had two little girls in the Salt Lake area die from rat poisoning that was applied around their home to kill gophers. Who knows what other childhood diseases are brought on or exacerbated by chemicals and pesticides in the environment. I am for handing our children and grandchildren a planet that is better, not worse, for our having been here. I don't want GMO's--or any other chemical that has to have initials to tell what it is--in my food or pouring into the ocean
02/10/2010 12:13:26 PM CST
MJ says ...
Organic and natural foods should be just that- natural. No engineering involved in creating changes.
02/10/2010 12:34:40 PM CST
ap says ...
of course we do not want gmo's in our organic foods!
02/10/2010 12:45:36 PM CST
Tish says ...
I absolutely care! Stop messing with our food! Just let it grow naturally the way it's suppose to. It was created perfect, it doesn't need to be tampered with to improve it. Stop messing with our health!! I care! It's not organic if it's man made. It's getting harder and harder to teach my children the difference between whole, natural food and man made/altered food!
02/11/2010 10:40:05 AM CST
R. Vega says ...
My parents grew up organic in the old country and I had allergies growing up. Guess who was healthier. There is a gaping hole and I hope that someone follows the money and catches up to it, that way we can effect some real change. Right now our food supply is being controlled by financial interests, both private and public. It goes without saying that this is a recipe for disaster. ACT NOW!
02/10/2010 11:15:15 AM CST
Barbara Travers says ...
I have just recovering from breast cancer. I am not blaming anyone but genetics, but now it is my and my doctors problems to make sure it does not come back. One thing big thing is nutrition -- and without organic and natural food for me to eat, I will have more trouble going forward. Please consider this.
02/10/2010 12:03:48 PM CST
Liz says ...
Please make the link for comments to the USDA more obvious.
02/10/2010 12:06:20 PM CST
Doreen T. says ...
Why can't Monsanto leave Mother Nature alone. It's all in the name of Big Business (or should we all say Big Busyness.) The report issued recently in Jan. of this year,in the International Journal of Biological Sciences, clearly spells out problems with GMO corn. This information was recently on the Whole Foods webpage and I am thankful to them for keeping us informed.
02/10/2010 10:52:08 AM CST
Tess Crain says ...
I CARE! Stop the Monsanto Devils from destroying our food supply and killing us all. Don't fear a nuclear war, fear Monsanto's GMOS and all GMOs in our food supply. No to GMOs!
02/10/2010 9:38:47 AM CST
Jean Matthews says ...
I am very concerned about GMO's. With all of the illness in the United States, I think we should be ever so careful about what is done to our food. I always read the ingredient panels and will not buy if it contains GMO's. We should buy from those companies that state on the product that it contains no GMO's. Whole Foods is a blessing in my neighborhood.
02/10/2010 9:43:16 AM CST
Elizabeth Redmond says ...
You may also want to take a look at the 2010 Supplement Saftey Act- http://capwiz.com/lef/utr/2/?a=14665781&i=86958913&c=
02/10/2010 9:54:24 AM CST
Dr S.V.Matthews says ...
TOTALLY AGAINST GMO's in ORGANICS! I recently watched Food, Inc. and have decided to eat only organic, cage-free poultry products and open-range (grass-fed)beef as well as open-rang pork. I am not a flaming liberal or fanatic PETA member but am appalled at the treatment of our animals and the unhealthy hormones and antibiotics they are fed that get transmitted to our food suppliers/distributors and eventually to us. Once I decided to eat only organic, I'm frustrated at how difficult it is to fnd and how expensive it is (3-1/2) times non-organic products. I was appalled that Monsanto has a monopoly and can intimidate our farmers who want to grow Non-GMO organics. I thought the anti-trust laws prohibited monopolies. S.V. Matthews
02/10/2010 9:12:08 AM CST
teresa says ...
What bothers me the most is that once crops are contaminated, there's no going back. You can't un-do what has been done. With Monsanto, it's all about the mighty dollar and building a monopoly. It sickens me. I wish more Americans were aware.
02/09/2010 1:44:55 PM CST
Denise Rochon ND says ...
The reason I eat organic is that I want my food to be as '' close to Nature '' as possible. GMO are quite far from that. No Thank You!
02/08/2010 10:19:24 PM CST
Terence Klein says ...
This is a very important issue. Thank you for being proactive about this & letting us know before the damage is done. I will be sharing this story with everyone I can.
02/08/2010 1:13:55 PM CST
screwdestiny says ...
Thank you for sharing this scary issue with us. That's ridiculous that they're thinking of allowing it. And to say that people who buy organic don't care! Did they even consult anybody who buys organic? I highly doubt it. I don't pay 25% more for organic food just to be giving money to Monsanto.
02/08/2010 1:24:24 PM CST
Jessica Salazar says ...
HELL NO!!! they need to stop trying to change everything!! To say people don't care is an insult. Personally i dont buy organic food but still it is wrong what they are trying to do. First it start's off as organic then it will be real food then what else? i'm going to help stop this... Thanks for letting "us" people know cause it seem's no one else cars...
02/08/2010 1:50:11 PM CST
earthygirl says ...
Thank you for this news! After I watched a Dvd called "Unnatural Selection" I realized how important it really is to protect our rights to eat organic, non-Gmo foods. It is very important to also protect our crops from cross-contamination from any new sources. The right to farm organic crops should be of great concern-it seems to be a breach of basic human rights! If we keep missing with our land and nature, there may be no going back!
02/08/2010 1:56:59 PM CST
Jennifer P says ...
Thank you for the information. This is truly a concern. I buy organic because I want naturally grown food, not scientifically grown food.
02/08/2010 2:08:03 PM CST
denise petersen says ...
SERIOUSLY?! just the name, "round-up ready" is terrifying! on my way to the Take Action website now!
02/08/2010 2:25:40 PM CST
Ryan C. says ...
Thank you for the alert. I just submitted a litter through the True Food Project site. Please keep us up-to-date on this matter.
02/08/2010 2:30:41 PM CST

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