Big Agriculture massively outspent the pro-labeling forces in California to defeat Prop 37, the initiative to label products in California with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Green America is launching a new campaign in coalition with allies to take the fight for the right to know what’s in our food to the next level. The Facebook community has grown to over 14,000 in one month!
In the US, more than 94 percent of the soy crop, 95 percent of the sugar-beet crop, and 88 percent of the corn crop are genetically modified. Because of the prevalence of soy, corn, and sugar in processed foods, more than 30,000 GMO food products sit on US grocery shelves unlabeled.
GMO food products have not been independently tested by the FDA, and have been linked to a range of harmful effects on humans and the environment.
That's why Green America is partnering with a broad coalition of allies and green business members to launch the biggest safe food campaign ever: GMO Inside. It's designed to capture people's energy from the fight for Prop 37 and catapult it to the next level, bringing greater awareness to the public about GMOs and the right to know.
GMO Inside will focus on getting health-concerned parents to join in with those already activated to become aware of GMOs, switch from products with GMO ingredients to organic and local food, and demand the right to know.
Over the coming months we'll bring you actions to send a strong message to the worst offenders that we want to be able to choose food without GMOs. Engage your clients and customers in the fight for the right to know: Share our GMOinside.org web site, join us on Facebook and share posts on Twitter.