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Saturday, March 17, 2012

nice work from a Canadian company fighting GMO's

from the CHFA newsletter:

Nature’s Path feels that the potential danger from GMOs to the environment, to human health and to organic farmers and producers is too vast to ignore. They have always had a strict non-GMO policy for their products and packaging. And, they support mandatory labeling of GMO products - firmly believing that everyone has the right to know what’s in their food and that genetically engineered foods should be clearly labeled so we can all make an informed choice.

Right now in the U.S., Californians are gathering signatures to get an initiative on the 2012 ballot that would require manufacturers to label genetically engineered ingredients for sale in the state. At least 800,000 signatures are needed to ensure The California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act gets placed on the ballot and can be voted on by California citizens in the November election. Even though they are a Canadian company, Nature’s Path has pledged to contribute $600,000 to support the campaign to make this California ballot initiative and mandatory GE labeling a reality. California is such an influential state that if this initiative is successful, the rest of the country and Canada will hopefully follow suit.