If you live in North Carolina or know someone who lives here or have friends, family or colleagues that follow your blog, website, and/or business from North Carolina or even if you are NOT from North Carolina – I NEED YOUR HELP.
We need to get as many signatures as possible on the following petition to -
Why is this so important?
As many people may know, our food is missing a very important label – one that President Obama, the FDA, and the USDA have made a concerted effort to deny us from having.
This label is for foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are in 90% of our processed food. GMOs are foods biologically manufactured in laboratories – injected with new DNA, viruses, herbicides, insecticides and/or other chemicals – to be resistant to synthetic chemicals and are completely different than hybridizing techniques allowed by nature.
GMOs receive patents by the U.S. Patent Office because they have been deemed to be unique and different. GMO’s have not been tested for long-term impacts on human health, they increase costs for family farmers, and they require more chemicals to grow that can get into our water and air.
In the last 15 years, since GMOs were introduced into our food supply – an increase of more than 500 million pounds of herbicide and 19 million pounds of the pesticide “Roundup” have been sprayed on our crops and into our environment – The same type of chemicals that the President Cancer’s Panel has determined is the reason why 41% of us will experience cancer in our lifetime.
Over 60 countries around the world require GMOs to be labeled or regulated. The U.S.A. does not. Despite polls consistently showing that more than 90% of the population want GMOs to be labeled, our leaders in Washington refuse to acknowledge this truth and will not implement mandatory GMO-labeling at the federal level.
Lucky for us – we don’t have to wait for Washington – the States can do this on their own – and I believe this is the only way we will get Washington to wake up to a federal mandate.
This is why it’s extremely important – even if you aren’t from North Carolina – to share, like, and tweet this post. If we label it here in North Carolina…there a much better chance that your state will be labeled too.
As you know – this issue is near and dear to my heart – and evident in the fact that I used my position as an elected delegate to protest in front of the Secretary of the USDA Tom Vilsack during the Democratic National Convention last fall.
Listen & read more about that here: Food Nation Radio: DNC Delegate Stands Up To Obama And USDA At Convention – Audio and Washington Times: Delegate’s front-row seat a bully pulpit on what we eat
Sign this petition today – I know with our combined love, spirit, and passion for our RIGHT TO KNOW we can get North Carolina labeled…and remember if you are not from North Carolina – share this post anyways – one of your family members or friends may know someone here.
We need EVERY SINGLE SIGNATURE to make this happen.
And if you have another minute – please leave me a comment below and tell me why this issue is important to you…I want to know who you are… because I’ll be contacting you soon for an important event.