California's 'Right to Know' Initiative Demanding Mandatory Labeling of GMO Foods Leading the Way

The Committee for the Right to Know is a grassroots coalition of consumer, public health, environmental organizations, and food companies in California that is seeking the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). Last week the committee delivered a 1 million signature petition to the 58 county registrars throughout the state exceeding the number required to get the question on November's ballot..

In an large advance poll, 75%+ of Californians said they would vote for Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods! If this initiative passes, it will be a huge step towards the transparency people deserve. Once people KNOW what is in their food, they can then make the informed choice to avoid the potential health risks of GMOs until more research on their long-term effects can be done.

50 countries with over 40% of the world’s population already label genetically engineered foods, including the entire European Union. Even China labels genetically engineered foods. Why are Canada and the US governments so adamantly against mandatory labeling? Why are our government's regulations making the chemical industry giants happy at our expense? It's always the same answer, money honey.

Our governments are owned and operated by and for the corporate interests that 'pay the piper'. Our subservient corporate owned media dances to the same tune. Here, on this one issue, though the people of California have the opportunity to start the ball rolling in the opposite direction. Huge majorities in every jurisdiction in North America agree with the Californians and California is such a huge demographic that mandatory labeling there would force the food industries everywhere in North America to change their labeling because it would be to costly to create separate systems in separate jurisdictions.

Please watch this stirring video of Pamm Larry at the 'Right to Know Rally' in San Francisco.