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.
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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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