The California Ballot Initiative: Standing Up to Monsanto

Check out this information below about mandatory GMO labeling in California.  Bauman College has been following the news on mandatory GMO labeling.  Below is some information on the initiative we thought you would be interested in.

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Standing Up to Monsanto

“A growing corps of organic food and health activists in California – supported by consumers and farmers across the nation – are boldly standing up to Monsanto and its minions, taking the first steps to expose the widespread contamination of non-organic grocery store food with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and moving to implement mandatory GMO labeling through a grassroots-powered Citizens’ Ballot Initiative process.

“This month, lawyers representing a broad and unprecedented health, environmental, and consumer coalition, including the Organic Consumers Association, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, Center for Food Safety,, Nature’s Path, Natural,, Food Democracy Now, and the Institute for Responsible Technology, are filing papers with the California Attorney General’s office to place a Citizens Initiative on the Ballot in November 2012 that would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food and food ingredients.

“If California voters pass this ballot initiative in 2012, it will likely be the beginning of the end for Monsanto and genetically engineered food in the U.S.”

“The California Ballot Initiative: Standing Up to Monsanto,” by Ronnie Cummins, October 6, 2011

For the full article, or to learn how you can support the California GMO Ballot Initiative, please visit the, Organic Consumers Association.

We encourage everyone to stay updated on issues related to food safety.  Here is a great site we recommend to keep you informed,  The Center for Food Safety.