A New Year, a New Campaign
January 23, 2013
Right to Know GMOs is back for 2013!
The 2013 legislative session has begun, and we are excited to see that as a result of your efforts last year, labeling genetically engineered foods (often called GMOs) will once again be a key issue in the State House. In pre-session conversations we heard from many more legislators that now support labeling GMOs, and we anticipate that bills will be introduced in both the House and the Senate very soon. We know that an overwhelming majority of Vermonters want to see GMO foods labeled, and now it’s time for us to make it happen.
After California’s labeling proposition was overwhelmed by corporate spending and misleading advertisements last November, Vermont is once again taking the lead on labeling genetically engineered foods in the United States. Support is coming from all corners of the country, and with your help we can ensure Vermonters have the right to know if what they eat and feed their families has been genetically engineered or has genetically engineered ingredients.
Time for Action
This legislative session, we’ll be all over the state, building public support and visibility for this important campaign. By signing our petitions and taking our actions, you help us immensely. By sharing those tools with your friends, you help even more. Last year, thousands of Vermonters rallied in front of the state house, cementing this issue as a key, defining moment in Vermont’s food future. This year, by building enough enthusiasm and involvement, we can ensure that our legislators make the right choice, and respect our right to know what’s in the food we eat and feed our families.