#Yeson37 “One Million More” to Label GMOs Twitter Party

One million. That is the amount of signatures it took to get GMO labeling on the California ballot. And it’s going to take a million more people to vote, give, and support the movement till the November election to win. Our basic purpose revolves around freedom and transparency. We have the right to know what is in our food. Label GMOs and give the people a choice.

The CA Right to Know Initiative, or Prop 37 on the California ballot, was created by the people. Several other states have tried and failed, but California is different because of the initiative process. California actually allows it’s own citizens to create laws. That means if enough people in the State think something is important enough, they can get it on the ballot for a vote with enough signatures.  In November, Californians will vote on whether they want packaged foods labeled with GMOs.

But what is a GMO?

According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, “A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic, hence they are also known as transgenic organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same.”  In many instances, GMO seeds are both a poison and a food. They alter the seeds so they are also a pesticide. Already 50 nations and over 40% of the world’s population already have labeling laws. Countries such as China, all of Europe and soon India will label GMOs in their food. In America, we don’t have these freedoms yet. BUT more than 90% of Americans want to know what is in their food. They want to know if what they are eating contains a genetically modified organism (GMO).

Aren’t these things supposed to be tested first?

The FDA allowed GMOs into the food supply in the early 1990s without independent testing based what people with a commercial interest told them. In a nutshell, biotechnology companies said it was safe, so the FDA took their word for it. There has never been independent testing on whether GMOs are safe for human consumption in the US. There is no way to test for safety in the United States because it’s impossible. The vast majority of the population consumes it on a daily basis. It’s in about 95% of sugar beets, 94% of soybeans, and 88% of feed corn. So basically there is no control group. (That’s the group that you have to keep from eating GMOs in order to test for its safety.) Only labeling would provide the ability to do independent testing on human safety in the United States.

Do GMOs cause disease?

Since GMOs were approved by the FDA in the early 90s and entered our food supply we have seen some dramatic increases in diseases in children. According to Healthy Child Healthy World, we have had a 400% increase in food allergies, 300% increase in asthma, 400% increase in ADHD and a 1,500% increase in autism. I don’t like those statistics. 

Now what does this have to do with you?

California is a trend setter when it comes to the law. If you would like labeling in your own state, it’s in your best interest to support us here in California for two reasons. (1) California is in a very unique position to change the nation. If Prop. 37 passes, all companies creating packaged products will have to change their labeling. Most of these companies will consider doing this nationwide because it would be cost prohibitive not to. (2) California is a legal trend setter. Once this law passes in California, other states will be more likely to follow in suit.

Basically if you help us, you can help yourself. So join us on August 10th at 10pm to educate the public on what a GMO is, talk about the issues surrounding GMOS and learn about how you can take action online to help.

Join us for a Twitter Chat about GMOs in our diet

Who: @CARighttoKnow & @LabelGMOs

When: Friday, August 10th

Time: 10-11pm EST/7-8pm PST

Hashtags: #Yeson37  #LabelGMOs

 

Panelists

1. @Bookieboo–Hostess with the Mostess
2. @CARighttoKnow–Guest of honor
3. @CARighttoKnowPR–Guest of honor
4. @Label_GMOs–Pamm Larry, guest of honor
5. @Food_Democracy–Dave Murphy, Panelist
6. @Unhealthytruth–Robyn O’Brien, Panelist
7. @AuthorBruce–Bruce Bradley, Panelist
8. @Skinnyjeans–Panelist
9. @HealthyJasmine–Panelist
10. @Jacksht–Comic relief
11. @Fitbottomedgirl–Panelist
12. @LisaJohnson–Panelist
13. @Dietsinreview–Panelist
14. @Greenmom–Panelist
15. @Eatplaylove–Panelist
16. @Beanitos–Doug Forman, sponsor
17. @OrganicConsumer–sponsor
18. @AgainstMonsanto–sponsor
19. @Hawaiian_Ola–sponsor
20. @Musically_Modified–sponsor

Giveaways:

1. Nature’s Path VIP basket full of all the yummy Nature’s Path product (1 winner)

2. California Right To Know gift basket full of CARightToKnow swag (2 winners)

3. Endorsement VIP basket- product from Beanitos, Unreal Candy, Hawaiian Ola,  Millions Against Monsanto bumper stickers,  ( 5 winners)

4. Kalso Earth Shoes (1 winner)

5. Choose Ur Freedom T-Shirts (2 winners)

6. Hawaiian OLA VIP gift basket (1 winner)

7. Robyn O’Brien’s The Unhealthy Truth book (6 winners)

8. Organic Consumer T-shirts

 

How to Enter Giveaways:

You can win two different ways: (1) people at party will be chosen at random based on tweets. So basically the more you tweet during the party, the more likely you are to win. (2) people will be selected at random here on the site based on comment entries, so leave a comment for EACH entry.

(Don’t forget to comment for every entry please)

1. Tweet this message (1 entry):

Learn & discuss #GMOs at the @CARighttoknow #LabelGMOs Twitter Party 8/10 at 10-11pm EST, http://bit.ly/MHquAW  #Yeson37

OR

Join the “One Million More” Twitter Party w/ @CARighttoKnow 8/10 at 10pm EST, http://bit.ly/MHquAW #Yeson37 #LabelGMOs

OR

What R we feeding our kids? Learn abt #LabelGMOs at  @CARighttoknow Twitter Party 8/10 at 10pm EST, http://bit.ly/MHquAW #Yeson37

2. Facebook this message (1 entry):

3. Join the Evangelist Team to continue supporting us online (5 entries)

4. Donate to the campaign (10 entries)

5. Follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook (1 entry)

6. Follow Mamavation on Facebook (1 entry)

 

Please RSVP for the twitter party by inserting your blog or twitter profile link below.

 

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  215. Hi Folks. Here’s where I come from. I’m interested in the environment, the impacts of farming and feeding more people better food. That said, I don’t have a problem with transgenic technology. I’ve studied the topic for 25 years, I interact with the public all the time. I’m happy to provide science-based and respectful discourse on this topic. I hope to be part of your discussion. I’ll be here on the sidelines. Robyn knows me, she knows I come from a science point of view. Let me know when I may be of service. Kevin

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