Breaking News—California May Require Labeling of GE Food Products!

October 4, 2011
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tell_us_label_ge_foodAn exciting new ballot initiative, if California voters approve, could turn the tide against genetically engineered foods in America.

In 1994, a Monsanto employee was quoted as saying, “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” If that’s true, then a new ballot initiative in California—launched just last week—could mean the death knell for GMOs in America. Food manufacturers will not be able to afford different packaging and labeling for California customers only, so they’ll have to label all their food.

The Organic Consumers Association is asking California to require the labeling of GE foods as well as foods containing GE ingredients. To get the measure on the November 2012 ballot, they need to collect 504,760 signatures by March of next year.

As you know, ANH-USA strongly supports GE labeling and informed consumer choice, and this is a big step in the right direction. The public agrees: in a 2008 nationwide poll by Consumers Union, 95 percent of respondents said they thought food from genetically engineered animals should be labeled. And with consumers overwhelmingly against genetically engineered foods, a labeling requirement could remove these foods from the shelves.

We wish to thank Mike Adams for breaking this exciting news. We will keep readers informed as the initiative progresses.

If you live in California and want to help support this ballot initiative, please visit the Organic Consumers Fund campaign page to see how you can get involved.

70 Responses to “Breaking News—California May Require Labeling of GE Food Products!”

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  3. Jill says:

    Let’s bring Monsanto down on their knees. However, it’s going to be a hard fight because they have a powerful lobby and they pay off a lot of people. .Our government must realize that what Monsanto is doing to us is a slow form of genocide and act accordingly.

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  4. Patti Reid says:

    How wonderful. This should be done in EVERY state. Monsanto and all their employees should hang their heads in shame for all the sickness and death they have caused.
    We have been fighting GMO’s here in NC, but it’s an uphill battle.
    Rock on California !!!!!!!!

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  5. Jeff McWhorter says:

    How can a person get involved that does NOT live in California??? This needs to become FEDERAL law!!!!

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  6. Robin McMullen says:

    This is great news. It can’t happen soon enough.

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  7. Terry Pollock, MS says:

    Of all the legislation that could come to pass, labeling GMO-derived foods in California might be the most important. As a nutrition professional, I’ve been avidly researching GMO’s for years now. To see some real action in favor of people and the environment on this issue would be a welcome surprise. Get ‘er done, California.

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  8. Elizabeth Meyers says:

    The labeling of GE, GMO products is long overdue! Happy to see that CA might start this ball rolling – we need to push until this is federal law!!

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  9. Dr. Richard Hingel says:

    Truth in labeling, please.

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  10. Paulina Kay says:

    WOW I have been waiting for this type of NEWS!!!!!

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  11. Kim Jett says:

    I would like to know the food im eating is actually real food!

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  12. This is good news. GM foods are killing us slowly but killing us to be sure.

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    • sandi says:

      This is great. I am allll for it, not only do we need to know what has GMO’s in it but also what animals are being fed GMO’s. If it say natural it doesnt mean healthier because most of it is GMO’s which is not real food.
      This is great news.
      Sandi

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