I-522 — Washington state initiative to label GMOs
I-522, "The People's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act," is our opportunity to know what's in the foods we buy.
The initiative would require foods sold in Washington state to be labeled if produced through genetic engineering. About 70 percent of non-organic processed foods contain some — or several — genetically engineered ingredients.
By the end of November, we anticipate having 250,000 of the 320,000 signatures recommended by the Secretary of State to petition the legislature.
We are coordinating our efforts with the statewide Label It WA campaign. Visit LabelitWa.org for more information.
1. Visit any PCC location and sign the petition for I-522.
2.Volunteer to collect signatures around Washington state: LabelitWa.org
3. The Organic Consumers Association and Mercola.com have just announced a $50,000 matching challenge grant. Every contribution, no matter the amount, helps meet our goals. Visit LabelitWa.org to donate.
Message from our CEO
“ There are few issues that threaten so fundamentally our core values — including the consumer's right to an informed choice — as the hidden presence of genetically engineered ingredients in our food supply.
PCC has been involved in advocating the right to know about GMOs since the advent of rBGH in milk in 1993.
We are compelled to speak for consumers and our business by doing all we can to put I-522 before voters next year. ” — Tracy Wolpert, CEO