DEBATE. Today is the day that Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have been dreading. Last week volunteer petition gatherers arrived at county clerks’ offices in all 58 counties in California. They delivered almost a million petitions signatures. The message: We are taking back our democracy and restoring our fundamental right to know what’s in our food.
Text: David Murphy, President, Food Democracy Action
This is the first step in putting the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the ballot in November. Already, we’ve created a broad coalition of food, family farm, public health and environmental groups all across the country, joined by leading organic food companies.
Help the California Right to Know GMO Labeling Campaign
After decades of allowing corporations like Monsanto to corrupt our politicians and regulatory agencies, to intimidate everyone from small farmers and state legislators to the Governor of Vermont, it’s time to say “No more!”.
We’re here to tell Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech Bullies that we demand the right to know whether the food we eat has been genetically engineered and it needs to be clearly labeled.
Monsanto and the biotech elite have stood defiantly in our way at every turn as we work to reclaim our democracy. It’s time we stand together, demanding fairness and protection from our elected officials and our regulatory agencies.
Monsanto, the Big Biotech bullies and Big Food corporations are desperate to defeat the California Right to Know Ballot Initiative. They will spend millions on a campaign based on lies and intimidation. They’re counting on us to cower in the face of their massive spending war chest and TV ads, and their threats to sue any state that dares to stand up to them.
P.S. All money raised for this campaign will go through Food Democracy Action!, a 501(c)4 allied organization of Food Democracy Now!, focused on grassroots lobbying and legislative action. Donations are not tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!