Every wonder about disease? Care about your child’s health? Do something about it! This is 2009 and we are still acting like stupid primates or worse.
– marvelous mouth
from the GoodGuide Transparency Manifesto
We start from a simple premise: People have the right to know what they’re putting in, on, and around their bodies.
There are three simple things everyone should know about their food but don’t:
Where did it come from? How was it made? What’s in it?
In the United States, manufacturers of processed foods are still not required to label where a product came from, whether it contains genetically modified organisms, or was produced using synthetic hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides.
Additionally, government agencies, such as the FDA, continue to face criticism for falling short (marvelous mouth – they suck!) of their responsibility to protect the public from contamination and other food safety scandals.
GoodGuide and consumers around the world have launched the “What’s In It?” Campaign to demand transparency from our food producers.
We call on food manufacturers to disclose the following information about all products:
1. Where it came from:
* Disclosure of where ingredients were grown and processed. For meats, this should include where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered.
* Tracking and labeling throughout the supply chain, with a process for tracing contaminant issues.
2. How it was made:
* The use of synthetic pesticides.
* The use of hormones.
* The application of antibiotics.
* The presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
* Animal cloning in meat and milk production.
* Food Irradiation
* USDA Organic production standards.
* Explanation of a company’s food tracing and contaminant control program from farm to table.
3. What’s in it:
* Complete ingredient lists, with details of common allergens, applied to restaurant items as well as store-bought foods.
* Nutritional information normalized to a standard serving size.
* Explanation of levels of nutrients that may be harmful (such as saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar).
* Contaminants such as pesticides, methyl mercury, or PCBs that remain in the product, even in trace amounts.
read more HERE and join the campaign