Friday, October 3, 2014

UUs Join in Supporting GMO Labeling Effort

- By Dale Luckwitz

I am an environmental researcher and writer for a company that makes certified organic mattresses. Our company founder is an advocate for safer chemicals and products and is a featured speaker at various events -- he was invited to testify at a Congressional subcommittee hearing on the need for changes to the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the law that regulates what chemicals can be used in our products.

As a result I work with many environmental, business and advocacy groups. Recently, we partnered with Just Label It, an organization advocating labeling GMOs to guarantee a consumer's right to choose. 

Anyway, in partnering with Just Label It, I was browsing through the other business and organization partners, and guess who I saw? A group called the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth! Looks like we're in great company!

If you're interested like many other UUs in supporting choice regarding GMOs, sign the online petition at, where you can also gather information. The right to know what is in our foods has gathered support from supporters across political lines, and even people who don't take issue with GMOs can support allowing consumers to make their own informed choices.

 As a side note, the mattresses my company makes do not use GMO cotton as they are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
GOTS does not permit GMO cotton. If you purchase clothing or other textiles that has the GOTS label (above), you know you are not getting GMO cotton.

Likewise, food with the USDA Organic label also cannot contain GMOs.

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