In November of 2012 the state of California will ask its voters whether they believe GMOs should be labeled or not. The California Right to Know GMO Labeling ballot initiative have announced that they have collected the necessary 850,000 signatures to get the issue on the ballot.
Genetically Modified Organisms are experimental plants and animals that have been genetically engineered in a laboratory with DNA from other plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses. Although GMO ingredients are found in 80% of packaged foods in the U.S., they have not been proven safe as the long term consequences of GMOs on our health and environment have not been adequately investigated.
93% of Americans think that genetically engineered foods should be labeled.
In celebration of collecting nearly a million signatures the California Right to Know will hold a rally in Norwalk (Los Angeles County) on Wednesday May 2nd, in support of turning their signed sheets in to the state. Supporters of the GMO ballot initiative will be wheeling in petitions in carriages to represent the importance of this issue to children and future generations.
Free goodies will be given away to any volunteers that show up including stuff from Nature's Path's, Label GMOs, the Institute for Responsible Technology, Food Democracy Now!, Organic Consumers Association and several others.
For those interested in attending California Right to Know is asking supporters to arrive at 10 am on Wednesday May 2nd with signs, baby strollers, and balloon at: 2400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk
Norwalk, CA 90650
California Right to Know plans to deliver their petitions at 11.