Posted by Dave on February 11, 2013
Last fall more than 6 million Californians voted for GMO labeling. Unfortunately, due to an onslaught of deceptive ads and more than $46 million dollars spent by Monsanto, DuPont and Big Food companies, Prop 37 narrowly lost on election night.
It's time to fight back! Right now California state legislators are on the verge of submitting legislation that would make labeling of genetically engineered foods in California a reality. Please stand alongside thousands of California mothers, farmers and activists to finish what we started!
Already citizens in more than 60 countries enjoy the basic right of knowing if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory. But for the past 20 years Americans have been denied this democratic right because of powerful special interests of Big Food, the biotech industry and agribusiness lobbyists.
You can help change that today! Activists across California have been working hard for the past several years trying to introduce reasonable legislation that would give this basic information to consumers about their food.
There is not even a bill number yet, and already the opposition is working behind the scenes to kill the GMO labeling bill in California, because they don’t think that you or your family deserve the right to know what’s in your food.
If passed, California would become the first state in the U.S. to require mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food. The issue of labeling has never been more important!
Passing GMO labeling in California is urgent.
Right now 13 new GMO crops are awaiting approval at the USDA, including 2,4-D Agent Orange corn and the “Botox” GMO apple.
At the same time, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically engineered salmon. If approved, AquaBounty’s GMO salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal allowed on the market and it would appear on your plates unlabeled! Without a bill on GMO labeling, you'll continue to be left in the dark as you try to feed yourself and your family.
Besides eating organic food, the only way to guarantee that you’re not eating GMOs or feeding your family genetically engineered foods is to make sure they’re properly labeled. Join us today to gain that right for you, your family and everyone in California.
Currently more than 30 states are working to pass GMO labeling legislation in 2013. California is one of those states and with your help, we can make history.
Remember, democracy is like a muscle... either use it or lose it!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team