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Brazilian Court Demands Nestle Label GMO Ingredients

Anthony Gucciardi
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August 22nd, 2012
Updated 11/02/2012 at 12:02 am
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It appears another victory has been declared in the battle against Monsanto and GMO ingredients. According to a major Brazilian business publication and GMWatch, a Brazilian court has demanded that multi-billion dollar food giant Nestle label all of their products as genetically modified that have over 1% GMO content. The ruling reportedly coincides with Brazilian law which demands all food manufacturers alert consumers to the presence of GMOs within their products.

Perhaps even more shocking is the fact that the court exposed a deep relationship between the Brazilian government and a major food industry lobby group that was forged in an effort to stop the court from issuing the ruling. This of course is predictable when considering that not only does Monsanto have a massive amount of political power with a figurehead in multiple branches of government, but when considering the previous WikiLeaks report that detailed how those who opposed Monsanto and biotechnology would be subject to ‘military style trade wars’.

The WikiLeaks documents revealed just how closely Monsanto has been working with the United States government, and just how serious the U.S. is about ensuring that the corporation’s GMO crops are widely accepted across the globe.

Amazingly, the Brazilian court took a stand against this corruption. Instead of groveling to Brazilian officials and mega biotechnology groups, the Brazilian business wire reports that the court determined the Brazilian government to be illegally working with the food industry entity known as ABIA. Furthermore, the court stated that consumers have the basic right to know what they are putting into their mouths — especially when it comes to GMO ingredients.

The court issued a fine of $2,478 per product that was found to violate the ruling after finding the presence of GMO ingredients in Nestle’s strawberry “Bono” cookies.

Other nations have taken similar actions against Monsanto and GMOs as a whole, with Poland banning Monsanto’s GM maize and Peru passing a monumental 10 year ban on GMOs as a whole. In the United States, the government continues to ignore and deny the concerns surrounding genetically modified crops and ingredients, instead streamlining the approval process for Monsanto’s new modified creations.

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  • http://kitokid.com kitokid

    Thanks for all your efforts

  • Paulo

    It's good to be clear on what you mean "exposed a deep relationship between the Brazilian government and a major food industry lobby group". If you mean the federal government as a whole, you're wrong. If you mean some government office, or agency… Maybe. If you mean some state government, like Sao Paulo, it's likely.

  • N.T

    I for one want GMO's labeled. So does my entire family!

  • Rolland Miller

    Canada and the USA goverments are working hand in hand to oppose over 90% of the our countries people who demand GMO labeling.

    Criminal actions by Government officials. This must stop! Label GMO's