[Read the GLP profile of the Non-GMO project here.][Cargill] recently partnered with the Non-GMO Project to help build a supply chain.
Non-GMO labeling appears to be the brainchild of Peter M. Ligotti, a Maharishi cult member and organic industry marketer. In a 1997 email to Whole Foods, Ligotti described the potential benefits of such a label:
Go for a total ban at the same time. When we do achieve a ban, we will need to know which products to leave on the shelves and which to throw away. Labeling the GE and NON-GE food will give us clarity when that day finally arrives.ADVERTISEMENT
By partnering with the Non GMO Project Cargill is now actively funding the movement to remove GMOs from our planet. By helping them build this supply chain, they are making it easier than ever for companies to continue using these deceitful labels.
And deceitful they are. Every claim Non-GMO Project makes on their web page applies to all seed breeding techniques. Exactly the reason Cargill faced these protests 20 years ago.
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