Our Right to Know about GMO!
As fear continues to grow over the long-term health effects of GMOs, more and more consumers fight for their right to know what’s in their food. Without thorough testing, the safety of genetically modified food is unnervingly questionable. The limited safety tests that are currently in place are often conducted by the very companies that use GMO ingredients. This reason alone illustrates the importance of labeling and transparency.
Mountain Rose Herbs began its campaign for mandatory labeling of genetically modified food in 1999. Since taking this stance, we’ve eagerly stood behind organizations that share this passion to educate consumers and create industry change. We’re proud to support California’s Right to Know Initiative, which would require GMO food that is sold in retail outlets to be labeled. This initiative would also prohibit GMO food from being advertised as ‘natural’ products.
Volunteers, inspired by a belief that people should have the ability to make informed food purchases, allowed California’s Right to Know initiative to become a possibility. Thousands of volunteers flooded the streets in hopes of gathering signatures for this measure. Nearly one million Californians signed the petition, which will now appear on the ballot for the November 6, 2012 election.
In support of initiatives like California’s Right to Know, Mountain Rose Herbs hopes to end the widespread lack of information about this practice. We should all have the ability to make informed decisions about the food we eat and feed to our families.