Experts estimate around 70% of the food sold in grocery stores contain genetically modified organisms, and though it’s still unclear if GMOs actually pose real health risks, over 90% of Americans agree that they should be identified as such.
This growing demand has given way to several initiatives to spread awareness about GMOs and collect signatures in support of labeling legislation. One such campaign is California Right to Know, in support of voting yes on Proposition 37. If passed this November in California, Proposition 37 would require packaged food companies to label genetically modified food in their products by January 2014.
Labeling GMOs through the CA Right to Know Act would empower consumers to make informed decisions about the food they feed their families and themselves, while avoiding potential health risks. Research has shown that if given the choice, many Americans would not choose products that contain GMOs.
Ready to say yes to Prop 37? Here’s what YOU can do:
Get the facts: Learn more about GMOs, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, and how it affects you.
Sign us as a supporter: Become part of the grassroots campaign for the right to know what’s in our food.
Connect: Follow CA Right to Know on social media to stay updated. Join the Moms for Transparency in Labeling Twitter Party, tomorrow September 12 at 10pm EST using the hashtags #yeson37 and #LabelGMOs.
Volunteer: Invite your friends to join, spread the word at work, share the news at your kids’ schools, or find an event near you.
Donate: Join a coalition of food, farm, health and environmental groups all over the country, as well as leading organic food and natural product companies and donate to the grassroots campaign.
Participate: California residents can register to vote or vote by mail. California is just the start – once Prop 37 is passed there, other states will begin to follow suit!
Get in on the action – you have the right to know what you eat!