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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