On November 5th, citizens of the state of Washington will cast their votes on initiative 522—“The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.”
Recent polls show that 64-66 percent of likely voters in Washington State strongly support GMO labeling.
Dr. Mercola points out that the “success of this initiative is dependent on public donations, and we’re up against industry giants with very deep pockets.”
According to the Public Disclosure Commission, the opposition has already raised more than $11 million—outspending those for the I-522 by more than four times.
Despite the large gap in spending, you can make a difference. Even though Prop 37, California’s Right to Know Bill, did not get passed last year, the battle was close. As a result, companies and people all over the United States took notice. Consumers have started requesting that genetically engineered products be removed from foods.
While this is a big step in the right direction, having GMOs labeled will enable you to be certain you are eating a GMO-free diet.
If you would like to support the fight for GMO labeling, you can also make a donation at www.organicconsumers.org
About Dr. Mercola and Mercola.com:
Dr. Joseph Mercola is a New York Times best-selling author. He was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post and has been featured in several national media outlets including Time magazine and the LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, the Today Show, and CBS’ Washington Unplugged.