Did you hear? Connecticut recently became the first state to pass a GE labeling law. And Maine just became the second. With a ballot initiative coming up in Washington this fall, and a federal GE labeling bill under consideration in Congress, people across the country are working hard for the right to know what's in our food.
But corporations like Monsanto are focused on blocking each and every GE labeling initiative.
Last fall, the Big 6 pesticide and GE seed corporations spent $21 million dollars to defeat the Prop 37 labeling initiative in California. And they've already invested more than $470,000 to block Washington state's ballot initiative.
Why do the Big 6 oppose labeling GE food? Because they fear losing market share if consumers knew just how much of our food — up to 80% of non-organic products on grocery store shelves — includes GE ingredients.
The Big 6 patent and sell GE seeds, and these crops drive up the use of pesticides — pesticides produced by the very same corporations. Monsanto & Co. want to keep us in the dark to protect the markets GE crops create for their products.
Working together, we can win this one. Join the millions across the country fighting for the simple right to know what we're eating. Sign the pledge and take a stand!