Reposted from Organic Bytes
This week, OCA launched a SignOn petition asking Michelle Obama to tell the President it’s high time he honored his campaign promise to label GMOs. We don’t know if Mrs. Obama or the President will do the right thing, but we do know this: If we can get 200,000 signatures, we will hand deliver this petition to the White House. And we’ll make sure we have plenty of media on hand to record the event.
Why does this petition matter? We want to generate awareness of – and support for – Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. We want to publicly remind President Obama of two things: First, that more than 90% of Americans – the people who elected him President – want GMOs labeled. Second, that in 2007, he made this promise:
“We’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified, because Americans should know what they’re buying.”
We want voters in California to know that the whole country is behind them on this. And most of all, we want them to get out and vote!
Michelle Obama says she wants to end childhood obesity and she wants kids to eat more nutritious foods. GMOs have been linked to obesity, and there’s nothing nutritious about them. So we’re asking her to remind the President of his promise and to support Prop 37 which, if passed, will be this country’s first GMO labeling law.
Please help us reach 200,000 signatures by Oct. 1. Sign and share this petition today!