|Label GMOs - CA Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act|
|Friday, 10 February 2012 21:04|
LABEL GMOS â€“ ITâ€™S OUR RIGHT TO KNOW!
With the deregulation Roundup Ready Alfalfa in January 2011, our raw milk and pure grassfed meats are being compromised and could be contaminated by GMOs. If we do not take a strong stand now, some experts believe that within 5 years, all of the alfalfa will be contaminated and we will no longer have the opportunity to eat organic meats and dairy.
The grassroots Committee For the Right to Know (http://labelgmos.org/ ) and a wide-ranging coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO KNOW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD ACT (http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/labelgmos/pages/31/attachments/original/CA_Right_to_Know_Initiative.pdf?1321477751) to the State Attorney General for title and summary.
The purpose of this measure is to create and enforce the fundamental right of the people of California to be fully informed about whether the food they purchase and eat is genetically engineered and not misbranded as natural so that they can choose for themselves whether to purchase and eat such foods. It was carefully and specifically written to avoid any unnecessary burden or cost to the state, consumers and producers.
Genetically engineered food (GE and GMO) is usually plant or meat product that has had its DNA artificially altered in a lab with genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. This genetic alteration is experimental, and is not found in nature. The definition does not include hybrids.
ACTION TO TAKE
We need 800,000 signatures to ensure we get enough qualifying signatures to get this on the ballot. We will be gathering signatures February 18-April 22. We can do this but we need everyoneâ€™s help!
Please join people from San Diego to Arcata in this battle against large corporations who have a vested interest in us not knowing what is in our foods.
If you care about the future of our food, please to go:
LABELGMOS.ORG/VOLUNTEERING sign up to help gather signatures, learn more or donate.
What is more important for the next few months than the future of our food sovereignty?
Please Join Us! http://www.labelgmos.org/