The aspens are shaking loose their golden leaves, snow is dusting the summits of the Rocky Mountains and the harvest continues. As fall extends across Colorado, it also means Election Day is getting closer.
On November 4th, Colorado voters will have the opportunity to join Vermont, Connecticut and Maine in passing a labeling law for foods containing genetically modified organisms, more commonly referred to as GMOs.
The mandatory GMO labeling ballot initiative, Proposition 105, won a place on the ballot by receiving over 170,000 signatures from concerned Coloradans. These citizens want, and deserve, the right to know what is in their food. Now it’s time to get voters informed and out to the polls.
Despite widespread public support for GMO labeling, ballot measures of this nature have failed recently in Washington and California due to the onslaught of misleading advertising from the opposition. The big-money PR machine is already muddying the waters in Colorado.
It’s time to fight back. Here in Vermont, we were able to overcome the same scare-tactics and pass one of the first laws giving our citizens the right to know what’s in their food. In Oregon, where mandatory GMO labeling is also on the ballot, the campaign is gaining momentum and is on course to pass their mandatory GMO labeling ballot initiative. Colorado can do the same.
Get involved; let’s make Colorado the next state to labelize it!
Right to Know Colorado GMO has launched a grassroots campaign to achieve mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods across the state. Learn more about Proposition 105.
Sign the petition for national mandatory GMO labeling.
Encourage your friends to #LabelizeIt on Twitter and Facebook.