JULY 2014, LEHIGH VALLEY Edition of The Union News
PASNAP Union wants GMO labeling in United States
BY PAUL TUCKER
REGION, June 14th- The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) Union, in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, which is affiliated with the California Nurses Association (CNA), have joined the campaign to recognize the health affects of the presence in food of Genetically Engineered Organisms (GMO’s).
GMO’s are currently present in the American food supply and PASNAP, which represents nurses in hospitals in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Philadelphia areas, and other health groups want to bring attention to the use of GMO’s in the American food supply.
The leadership of PASNAP unanimously passed a resolution in April at their annual delegate meeting in Harrisburg that request that food containing GMO ingredients be labeled.
The labor organization has requested that other members of the labor community join them in passing resolutions that would demand that GMO ingredients be labeled.
The PASNAP resolution stated that GMO food have been associated with significant health risks, including autoimmune diseases. Also, the GMO foods have been released into the food supply with no independent scientific analysis of the potential harm to human health.
GMO crops have been banned for human consumption in more than sixty countries including Japan, the European Union and Australia.