PCC and I-522
Labeling genetically engineered foods has been a top issue to PCC members since 1994, when genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormones (rBGH) entered the dairy industry. PCC at the time adopted a policy against rBGH and, ever since, we have advocated the right to know what’s in our food.
Recently, PCC shoppers, both members and non-members alike, provided more than 10 percent of the signatures gathered statewide that put I-522, the People’s Initiative to Label Genetically Engineered Foods, on the November 5 ballot.
Scores of PCC members volunteered their time to help and $100,000 in critical early funding from PCC ensured the people’s right to decide. Over the next four months, you will be seeing support for I-522 in stores and social media.