So Prop 37 may not have passed in California on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the non-GMO movement has lost any momentum!
Considering GMO giants and companies that support them spent over 45 million dollars on ads against prop 37 and used some dirty tricks in an attempt to discredit the non-gmo movement, Prop 37 still got 4.2 Million votes in favor of the bill!
Let’s also take in to account the fact that a majority of those yes votes were from San Francisco and Los Angeles, cities with some of the biggest populations in California. We definitely won the awareness factor, this is a huge victory for a grassroots movement that didn’t spend million and millions of dollars to get voters on our side.
The Right to Know, Yes on 37 campaign released a statement that shows how exactly how much this movement has grown, saying:
“Yesterday, we showed that there is a food movement in the United States, and it is strong, vibrant and too powerful to stop. We always knew we were the underdogs, and the underdogs nearly took the day. Dirty Money and dirty tactics may have won this skirmish, but they will not win the war. Today, we are more than 4 million votes closer to knowing what’s in our food than when we started. This is a victory and a giant step forward.”
People have opened their eyes to the cruelty of GMO companies, like Monsanto, and want nothing to do with it. People want to know how their food is grown, what goes in to each step and what finally ends up on their table. The fight for labeling GMO foods won’t end here, lets look at it as a new show with a much larger audience!
With that in mind, here a few tips to help you avoid GMO’s:
1. Buy Certified Organic! Any food product that has been certified organic cannot contain any foods produced with GMOs.
2. Look for the NON-GMO Project label! These companies, products and restaurants have been checked and verified to not be using any GMOs. The Non-GMO project has a full list of verified non-gmo products.
3. Stay away from the obvious! Soy beans, corn and sugar beets are among the top of list of the most common crops to be genetically modified.
Do you have any other helpful tips for avoiding genetically modified foods? Let us know in the comments!