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Mandatory GMO Labeling Could Be On 2012 Ballot In California

Mandatory GMO Labeling Could Be On 2012 Ballot In California

 

There were no human trials conducted before genetically godified crops were introduced into the U.S. food supply. And the health effects of most GMOs in food products have never been fully tested.

For years, polls have shown that the majority of American citizens want to know whether food contains GMOs before they buy it. Biotech companies like Monsanto have fought against mandatory labeling because they know it would be a fatal blow to the GMO industry, and the government has supported their selfish cause.

An organization called LabelGMOs has begun an initiative that would put the issue of mandatory GMO labeling where it belongs, in the hands of American voters.

If the polls are correct, this could mean that 2012 is the year when the State of California requires all GMO food products to be clearly labeled. Since California provides a huge percentage of the food eaten by Americans, this will mean a safer and more transparent food system for everyone.

You can be sure Monsanto and the other GMO companies will fight this with millions of dollars in twisted advertising and misleading PR, so all those who believe in GMO-free food need to throw their weight behind this campaign.

Once the language of the initiative is accepted by the State, the organization will have 150 days to gather 504,760 qualifying signatures in order to get the issue on the ballot.

Visit the LabelGMOs action page to learn more about how you can support this ballot initiative, how you can avoid GMOs in your food and how you can organize your community to start a similar initiative in your state.

 

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9:10AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Tutti gli alimenti OGM devono essere etichettati.

10:33PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

This is why I like California. Home of no smoking in restaurants(I was shocked and amazed when I learned, through experience, this is not the case in other states) , Prop 65 warning label that most other states don't have, more humane treatment for farmed animals and now GMO labeling. There is no doubt the signatures will be achieved. And California will once again set the standard.

10:45AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

ALL GMO food should be labeled EVERYWHERE, so those who DON'T want it, don't have to buy it.

7:50PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

I sure hope so. GMO's are evil in various ways.

10:21PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

That's my right is what I was going to say. But anyway, This is just one reason we need GMO labeling even more then we need Organic Certification. We can't rely only on one method of ensuring our food is made completely free of pesticides and genetic modification. Please watch the movie "Vanishing of the Bees" if you need more reasons then the possibility of your human DNA being permanently modified, destroyed and passed to your kids. Maybe you don't believe that happens with humans, but it does with bees. And livestock are able to sense the difference too. They usually have a more heightened ability to use their basic senses to detect dangerous chemicals then humans do. We need a label.

10:19PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

@jj D - We do eat organic. But the problem is that 1) Why should we have to be forced to pay additional for a regulations process just to ensure that our food is free of pesticides and genetic modification and every other company that uses harmful pesticides and genetic modification don't have to label their products as such. I feel not only the ingredients that are used in food should be labeled but the process in which they were created should be labeled. It's all about informing consumers and as long as there is nothing to worry about, it shouldn't be an issue, but it's their responsibility to provide the information to allow the consumer to make an educated decision and not be forced into believing that it's "just safe because they said so". Give me that right to decide. Allow me to have access to the knowledge and I may chose to purchase a product that hasn't completed it's organic certification but won't shun it because they are working towards obtaining it by removing pesticides and genetically modified organisms from the entire process. The certification process takes what? 5 years? I'll support any company that removes pesticides and gmos and strive towards sustainable agriculture and I'll support any that obtain the certification too. It's my right. Maybe I will support local farmers that don't use pesticides and gmos over an organic certified product because, I don't know, I want to support local small independent farmers and not major corporations... that's my rig

11:47AM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

Thanks for your support Care 2! I coordinate a Label GMO group in Santa Cruz, CA. I wanted to comment that your "take action" signing page should state that it is not for the California GMO Labeing campaign. I'm already getting people saying they've signed our petition online responses from people, and we havn't even started our signature gathering yet. We need all the signatures we can get to get this on the ballot and can't have people thinking they've signed it.
THANKS!
GMO-Free Santa Cruz

2:40PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

hooray for CA!

7:00PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

A BIG "NO" TO GMO'S. Citizens of California fight this with all your might!

8:50AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

If you dont want to eat GMO, just eat Organic. It is there for you to buy.

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