Dear Green American ,
For something as simple as a condiment, mayonnaise has quite the reputation.
Considering that popular brands like Hellmann's and Miracle Whip contain GMO ingredients and eggs sourced from factory farms, mayo's reputation is about to get a little bit worse.
To all the mayonnaise lovers out there, don't fret! Better mayonnaise is possible, and we're here to build its case.
With our new blog series on the GMOs and factory farmed eggs hiding in your potato salad, and our mayo scorecard comparing conventional and organic brands, you can be a smarter shopper for your next summer picnic. For all you vegans out there, we've got recommendations for you, too.
As controversial as it is, we think mayo can make a big comeback - better mayo, that is. To learn more, check out the first post in our new mayo blog series.
Want to see how your favorite brand stacks up? Click here to view our new mayo scorecard.
In November, Oregon will vote on what could be the first-ever successful ballot measure to mandate labeling for genetically engineered food in the United States. This is a huge opportunity for the GMO labeling movement to finally hold big chemical companies accountable for the products they produce and make sure we ALL know what's in our food.
Similar initiatives came close to success in California in 2012 and Washington in 2013, but those efforts were ultimately overwhelmed when the likes of Monsanto and Coca-Cola spent millions of dollars on misleading advertising campaigns. That's why we're building a powerful grassroots team of advocates to say YES on Measure 92!
You don't need to be an Oregonian to show your support. Join us: Add your name to Oregon's national petition of support to demand labeling for genetically engineered foods!
Tell Congress to Support the Federal GMO Labeling Bill
In the spring of 2013, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, bipartisan legislation that would require the FDA to label all genetically modified foods. “Americans have the right to know what is in the food they eat so they can make the best choices for their families,” Senator Boxer said. Surveys have shown that more than 90 percent of Americans are in support of labeling GE foods.
Since then, over 75 co-sponsors have signed on to the bills in the House and Senate. However, the legislation needs more support to advance.
With states taking the matter into their own hands and passing state labeling laws (Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont), it's time the federal government steps up and passes this uniform bill to label GMOs across the country. Each of us, regardless of state, has a right to know what we are eating and feeding our families.
Please call your senators and representatives today to ask them to co-sponsor this legislation to label GMOs.
If you cannot call (the more impactful method), you can send them an email through our online petition.
Save the Date: Starbucks National Day of Action
With the help of our allies at Food Democracy Now!, Organic Consumers Association, and the Food Revolution Network, over 100,000 people have signed the petition to Starbucks asking for organic milk. The campaign is heating up - and we've decided it's time to take our message to Starbucks' home turf.
Saturday, October 4 marks our National Day of Action for the What the Starbucks?! campaign for organic milk. We'll be gathering in Seattle with our friends from the greater food movement, and mobilizing activists across the country to participate remotely by hosting local events, spreading the word on social media, and more.
Want to get involved? Drop us an email at GMOInside@greenamerica.org, subject line "Starbucks National Day of Action". We'll be sure to get in touch!
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