Four years ago today, Barack Obama spoke to a crowded room of farmers and rural Iowans, promising to label “genetically modified” (GMO) food because "Americans should know what they're buying".
What’s remarkable about this statement is that it was said in Iowa, the largest producer of GMO corn and soybeans in the U.S. and in front of an audience of family farmers, who applauded when they heard the then Senator’s promise.
A lot has happened since that speech that morning in Des Moines.
And to win GMO labeling in 2012, we’ll need your grassroots support now more than ever before.
Here's what the President said four years ago today:
"Here’s what I’ll do as President. I’ll immediately implement Country of Origin Labeling because Americans should know where their food comes from. And we’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying."
Everyone who has worked on the GMO labeling issue for the past 15 years should be proud of the work that has been done to help push this fundamental issue of our basic right to know what’s in our food to the forefront. Join us in helping make GMO labeling a reality in 2012.
Commit to labeling GMOs:
Thank you for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team