Brazilian Court Demands Nestle Label GMO Ingredients

Brazilian Court Demands Nestle Label GMO IngredientsIt 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.