The federal government is denying our fundamental basic right to know what is in our food and collectively, I know we can change this.
I hope you will join me and Max for a fundraiser benefiting the California Right to Know Campaign – the ballot initiative to label genetically modified foods.
You might be wondering I am so passionate about supporting an issue I won’t be able to vote on in November. The federal government has refused to label genetically modified foods, which means that we have to get labeling passed on the state level. Due to the sheer size of California’s economy and the influence that this state has on the rest of the country, passing GMO-labeling in California will have a massive ripple effect and will encourage other states to do the same and may even force companies to implement nation wide labeling. Unfortunately, major corporations (the ones I am boycotting) are doing whatever they can to stop this bill from passing and are outspending us 10 to 1. The chemical and seed manufacturers Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Dupont, Bayer and BASF just dropped another 5.5 million, bringing the total opposition spend to over 32 million dollars.
Hosting this fundraiser on the east coast will raise awareness to more people who may not know what this critical ballot initiative means to them.
The fundraiser will be on October 1, 2012 in New York City at GustOrganics (NYC’s certified organic restaurant) and includes a 3 course dinner. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. We have a limited number of seats, so if you wish to be part of this event, get your tickets soon.
If you are a subscriber and cannot afford to attend financially but would like to show your support, please send me an email or leave a comment below. I would like to buy a ticket for one of you to join me.
I can’t wait to meet you!
P.S. My radio interview on Food Nation is posted. Listen as I spill all the details of my protest at the DNC.
Food Nation Radio: DNC Delegate Stands Up To Obama And USDA At Convention – Audio (September 18, 2012)