What are GMOs and why aren’t they labeled? Those questions will be answered more in 2014, than any year before.
After last week’s announcement that the Colorado Supreme Court approved the ballot initiative 48 language, Right To Know Colorado is now moving forward with the petitioning process to gain the 86,105 signatures needed by August to force a November vote on whether genetically modified organisms – GMOS – in food would legally be required to have a label.
“We are pleased that the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the GMO labeling ballot title, and we look forward to bringing a GMO labeling initiative before the voters of Colorado this fall. Coloradans have the right to know what is in their food, and to make purchasing decisions for their families based on knowing whether their foods are genetically engineered, and we believe they will have that opportunity after November,” said Larry Cooper, one of the proponents of the Right to Know Colorado initiative.
Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont are all looking to join Maine and Connecticut as the first states in America to vote to put mandatory labels on GMO food. If enough states pass laws, labels laws will soon have to be changed at the federal level. Until then, we must vote with our dollars by supporting companies who support our right to know.
Millions around the world will March Against Monsanto on Saturday May 24th to demonstrate against the chemical company who owns the majority of GMO seed patents. This will be a great experience for families and an excellent networking opportunity for activists. Regardless of mainstream media coverage, with over 550+ events scheduled internationally, the public will let their voices be heard!
Non-GMO seeds are being planted this year more than ever, have you planted yours yet?
We Are Change Colorado is an activist grassroots volunteer group independent from other We Are Change chapters.
If you’d like to become involved locally, please check out our website. http://wearechangecolorado.org/