Right to Know Colorado GMO is launching a grassroots campaign to achieve mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods or GMOs across the state. Our movement is built on the foundation that we have the basic right to know what is in our food and what we are feeding our families.
With mainstream news coverage and legislation in Congress highlighting the issue of genetically engineered foods nationwide, GMO labeling is on the rise as a hot topic in Colorado communities and households. Right to Know Colorado believes that Colorado consumers should have a choice when it comes to the ingredients and the food they ingest.
This campaign gives Coloradans the opportunity to make informed decisions about their diet, health, and general lifestyle. Food labels list and describe nearly every detailed component of the food product, from the caloric values and processing information, to the fat and protein content and the known allergens. Adding a simple label for GMO ingredients would fulfill Colorado consumers’ right to know, enabling them to make educated food purchases and dietary choices for themselves and their families.
Our campaign is organizing to place an initiative on the ballot in November of 2014. Over the summer, the steering committee laid the groundwork for this initiative campaign: drafted the title language, implemented the initial fundraising strategy, and kicked off coalition building activities. This fall, our main goals are to amplify our fundraising efforts and to begin public outreach on the labeling issue and to tell our friends and neighbors about this initiative.
Support the Campaign!
This campaign needs you in order to accomplish these goals! We are asking for your help to jump-start our organizing and fundraising efforts! Support the campaign by volunteering, donating, and helping us spread the word. Please share the news about this campaign and GMO labeling with you family, friends, and other Coloradans.
We have the right to know!