We Won!

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The California Secretary of State has just announced that the GMO labeling ballot measure has been met and will be placed on the November ballot. It has actually exceeded the requirements to be included on the ballot. This measure, which has been backed by the Organic Consumers Association, the Institute for Responsible Technology, Mercola and others as well as a large number of dedicated volunteers and donors, would require the labeling of genetically engineered ingredients to be listed on food labels. This would allow consumers to make informed decisions about what they choose to purchase and consume. This will lead to consumer power in the marketplace and the beginning of the end of GM foods.

We needed 504,760 signatures to qualify for the November ballot, and the GMO labeling campaign has greatly exceeded this number.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you all for your support in this critical issue. Real food Media bloggers were an integral part of this effort and we should all give a great pat on the back to those who donated and wrote letters and emails.

This is the beginning of the end of GMOs in America, as food suppliers know that over 90% of consumers would avoid genetically engineered food if given the choice. For this reason, food producers would be forced to switch to non-GMO sources for their food ingredients. This would trickle down to all the GM seed users and will in turn affect GM seed manufacturers, particularly the company we all love to hate, Monsanto.

But not without a blitzkrieg from GM companies

Don’t expect Monsanto DuPont, Big Agriculture and the food industry to go down easily.

The next level of this assault begins — the battle for voting YES on the ballot measure. We need to make sure that the people of California are educated with correct information about this initiative. We need to saturate the internet with articles, blog posts, Facebook posts and tweets to the consumers who are voting. They will be inundated with misinformation from Big Ag and we need to correct that.

This initiative is a global issue that can begin to heal the tremendous damage that has already been done.

Please help when you can. This issue is larger than you can imagine.

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  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 13, 2012, 10:40 pm

    that’s such good news!! you’re right, I hope it’s the beginning of the end of GM nastiness!

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  • Heather June 14, 2012, 7:09 am

    While educating people is important the big thing I see is that consumers deserve to make informed decisions and can’t do that without accurate labels. If GM food products are as safe as they claim then labeling won’t be a problem. Whether people choose to eat GMOs or not they have a right to choice.

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  • The Soulicious Life June 14, 2012, 10:09 am

    Yippee! My positive self can’t help but hold out hope for the positive implications this can have on U.S. to make informed decisions about the food they buy, not to mention the postivie impact to our food supply. Let’s just hope voters can see the smoke and mirrors that the opposition (read: big agriculture and Monsanato) will put out there fighting this referendum.

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    • Jill June 14, 2012, 8:27 pm

      Hi Soulicious Life,
      Yes, hopefully the voters will see through the GM hype and see it for what is really is.

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  • amber June 14, 2012, 4:48 pm

    Jill,

    This is huge. And thank you for making such a difference. Because of your information I voiced my opinion on the matter, as also sent the information on to others. SO great!!!

    Be Well,
    –Amber

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    • Jill June 14, 2012, 8:28 pm

      Hi Amber,
      So glad you got involved and shared this critical information!

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  • France @ Beyond The Peel June 14, 2012, 4:58 pm

    Great News Jill. Little bits by little bits and this is a big win!

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  • Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network June 20, 2012, 6:03 am

    I too am sharing this everywhere. Thanks for bringing this update on the continued struggle to get GMO products labelled so that we all have a choice not to support the likes of Monsanto!

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  • mjskit June 20, 2012, 10:51 am

    Congratulations! What I’m really confused about is the the labels have to show how much fat and sugar are in the food so why not that the food is a GMO product?!?! Just doesn’t make since except for the fact that there is a LOT money behind keeping it off the labels. Thanks for this post!

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  • Tara June 20, 2012, 2:30 pm

    I am trying to imagine a world where at least people were informed of GMOs. Pink slime or GMOs people need to know what is in their food!
    Tara @ Simply Made Home
    http://simplymadehome.blogspot.com/2012/04/politics-hamburgers.html

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  • suzyhomemaker June 20, 2012, 7:14 pm

    This is great. I don’t live in California anymore, but I come from there and have lots of family and friends that still live there. I will be sure to let them know.

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  • Penniless Parenting June 26, 2012, 3:34 am

    Thats great! I don’t know why GMOs arent banned like in the EU!!!

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