Thursday, May 29, 2014

Help get GMO labeling on the November ballot

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I received a newsletter this morning from the Organic Consumers Association, encouraging Coloradans to help gather signatures for a ballot initiative to force the labeling of GMO-containing foods in Colorado. 

From that newsletter:
The tide is definitely turning against Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). Just weeks after Vermont signed into law the nation’s first stand-alone GMO labeling bill, Jackson and Josephine counties in Oregon overwhelmingly passed ballot initiatives to ban GMO crops.

Now, Right to Know Colorado has launched a 2014 ballot initiative to label GMO foods in the “Centennial State.” And they need your help. Will you volunteer to help gather signatures or donate to the Right to Know Colorado campaign?

On March 13, after months of delay, the Colorado Supreme Court overturned a challenge by the pro-biotech opposition to the GMO labeling initiative. With the Court’s approval, Right to Know Colorado has the go-ahead to collect the more than 100,000 signatures needed to get the initiative on the November ballot.

Campaign organizers are confident they will get there, but they need your help to fund critical petition-gathering efforts before the mid-July deadline. To date, over 300 volunteers are trained and more than 30,000 signatures have been gathered.

A win in Colorado, a renowned center of eco-awareness and healthy lifestyles, will send yet another clear signal to the biotech industry and the GMA that their GMO crops and foods are not wanted. We have a right to know what is in our food!
Should you care to add your signature to the list, or help gather more, visit Right to Know Colorado, where you can coordinate to volunteer or just get more information. 

The group also has a Facebook page from which it is mobilizing. 

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