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October effort under way to raise $75,000 for Just Label It

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) this month has undertaken a collaborative effort to raise $75,000 to support the Just Label It campaign. Representing 134 food co-ops in 36 states with combined annual sales of more than $1.5 billion, NCGA has worked for years on the national level to ensure food labels provide consumers with information […]

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GE labels shouldn’t affect prices consumers pay

Requiring food manufacturers to label products that contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients will not increase food prices at the supermarket, according to an independent study released Sept. 11 by the national Just Label It campaign. The study, conducted by food marketing expert Kai Robertson, found no evidence connecting changes in food labels to supermarket prices. […]

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Tell Congress to support the GE Food Right-to-Know Act

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) are introducing the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act that would require food manufacturers to inform consumers if a product contains GE ingredients. The Just Label It campaign is urging people to direct their members of Congress to support this legislation. TAKE ACTION: Tell your members of […]

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EWG and Organic Voices collaborate on labeling

The Environmental Working Group and Organic Voices, which manages the Just Label It campaign, will collaborate on efforts promoting the benefits of organic food, and advance efforts calling for GMO labeling on the national level.

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Just Label It urges denial of GE corn made with 2,4-D

The Just Label It Campaign, a coalition of more than 600 organizations (of which OTA is a partner) calling on federally mandated labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, is urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to deny approval of a new variety of GE corn made with 2,4-D, an ingredient in the defoliant Agent Orange. […]

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New video calls for labeling GE foods

The national Just Label It campaign continues to gear up its efforts seeking labeling for genetically engineered (GE) foods. Among the efforts is a new celebrity video in which Emmy Award winners Michael J. Fox and Julie Bowen of ABC’s Modern Family lead an all-star cast of entertainers calling on the U.S. government to require […]

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Defeat of California’s Proposition 37 won’t stop labeling efforts

California’s Proposition 37, which would have required clear labels on genetically engineered (GE) food, was defeated on the Nov. 6 ballot following a $45 million opposition campaign. Supporters of the measure, however, have pledged to continue their campaign nationally to enact labeling requirements for GE food despite the setback in California. In a posting Nov. […]

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Countdown to California vote on Proposition 37

The Yes on 37 California Right to Know campaign continues to educate California voters on Proposition 37 that would require labeling on genetically engineered foods as opposition ads funded by chemical companies heat up the debate. On Oct. 19, Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and founder of the national “Just Label It” campaign spoke out […]

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GE labeling effort gaining momentum in Washington

PCC Natural Markets in Seattle, WA, has pledged $100,000 to support Initiative 522—The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act—in the state of Washington. A statewide campaign to put I-522 on the November 2013 ballot is now underway. The goal is to collect at least 320,000 signatures, recommended by the Secretary of State’s Office, […]

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Contributions sought to support CA voter GE labeling measure

The California Right To Know 2012 Ballot initiative is considered to be the best hope in the United States for achieving labeling of genetically engineered foods. After submitting nearly one million signatures in May to get on the ballot, CA consumers will decide in November whether to label GE foods sold in grocery stores in […]

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