Boycotting companies that backed GMO labeling compromise is hypocritical

| | August 5, 2016
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Ronnie Cummins, director of the Organic Consumers Association lobbying group, has released a letter citing Gandhi. In it he described Gandhi leading a salt tax boycott by illegalliy gathering salt . . . at the seaside.

Now,  he says the recently signed bill S.764- National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard  is a cop-out . . .

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The bill . . . allows foods to be labeled with text, a QR code or a phone number where consumers can get . . . information including which ingredients are produced by genetic engineering.

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. . . . Cummins proposes to compare himself to Gandhi and launch a. . . “buycott…[to] reject brands owned by corporations that lobbied against GMO labeling.”

And this is the best part. The way you join in this “buycott” is to download an app to your smart phone that allows you to scan product barcodes. . . and find out if they are produced by companies that support this bill.

Related article:  Why it will take Whole Foods five years to solve GMO labeling

Do you get this? . . . [T]he OCA opposed this . . . bill because you had to scan a QR code. But it’s OK to use an app the OCA has had created to find out which products not to buy. . . .

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Ronnie Cummins thinks he’s Gandhi!

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