Taste for Life Endorses Right to Know
Do we have a right to know what’s in our food? Of course. Counts on calories, fat, and sodium are at our fingertips. Ingredients and manufacturing practices are listed too. But today, an unknown number of ingredients in our shopping bags, refrigerators, and cupboards have been genetically modified. While some in the food industry claim that the GMOs are harmless to human health, I’m not inclined to volunteer myself or my family as subjects for field testing.
Voters in California can go to the polls in support of labels disclosing GMO ingredients, but those of us in the rest of the nation have every reason to watch the vote closely, and to support Prop 37. It calls for transparent labeling of GMOs, similar to the nutrition facts panel on a box of cereal. That way, each shopper can make her own choice.
I’m proud to announce that tasteforlife.com has joined more than 2,300 organizations and professionals in endorsing the The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. Want to get involved? It’s easy to join the Right to Know Campaign.
October marks the nationwide, grassroots celebration of Non-GMO Month—a platform created in 2010 by the nonprofit Non-GMO Project to raise awareness. And it’s working. Annual sales of Non-GMO certified products recently reached $2 billion: a sign of the power of educated consumers to drive change.
Posted by: Johanna Arnone, Chief Content Officer and Strategist