It's Our Right to Know!

 

 

California Right to Know

 

Genetically Engineered Food Act of 2012

 

A California ballot initiative aims to make GMO labeling of fresh and processed food a reality in our state. Learn more, donate, and volunteer at labelgmos.org. See local information at labelgmos.org/ventura labelgmos.org/ventura

 

Current Event Posters and Flyers

Informative Materials

Web Links

 

Current Event Posters and Flyers

Poster-Flyer and Mini Flyer designs by the Ventura team to promote activities:

 

Multi Event Mini Flyer with Ventura County contact information and events for January and February. Three flyers per page. Print the front, then the back, and copy the back onto the front. Front Back

 

Poster-Flyer, Corporate Personhood - Citizens United Decision Event Flyer

Abolish Corporate Personhood– Ojai Valley, Ojai, Jan 21, 1-8 pm

 

Poster-Flyer Corporate Personhood and GMOs, Achieving Local Food Sovereignty Ventura, Jan 22, 4:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Poster-Flyer Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered (GE) Food, / Riesgos de OMG para la salud. Presented by Jan Dietrick, MPH, Santa Paula, Jan 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mini Flyer

 

Poster-Flyer GMOs in Food: The Science and The Risk, Signature Gathering Training and Training in Spanish, Oxnard, Feb 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Mini Flyer

 

Poster-Flyer Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered (GE) Food: A Workshop followed by Supper & Signature Gathering Training, Ventura, Feb 11, 4:00 - 7:30 pm

Mini Flyer

 

Poster-Flyer Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered (GE) Food, Presented by Jan Dietrick, MPH, Ventura YMCA , Feb 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Dated, but good layout for use with your event

Genetic Chile Movie Poster-Flyer

The Future of Food, Spanish, Movie Poster-Flyer

 

Informative Materials

Our team developed a basic info flyer and a how-to brochure :

GMO Educational Baby Flyer, English (8.5 X 11 double-sided)

GMO Educational Baby Flyer, Spanish (8.5 X 11 double-sided)

How to Avoid GMOs (8.5 X 11 double-sided bifold - short edge binding)

Ten Things Monsanto Doesn't Want You to Know - Spanish translation

 

Consider house parties or getting people together at lunchtime to watch these videos.

 

We've been giving talks at the local college and handing out educational flyers at the Farmers' Market and other crowds. Two of us were trained by Jeffrey Smith to give slide-talks about the Hazards of GE Foods. We are transforming those concepts from lecture format to small group discussion format to help people learn and be of service educating others in their communities.

 

The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act will be on the 2012 California ballot through a grassroots campaign begun in January 2011. Thousands of volunteers will start circulating petitions on February 10 until April 28 to collect 850,000 signatures.

 

Polls show 93 percent of Americans want labeling of genetically engineered foods, but federal agencies and politicians aren't going to do it. With a biotech company VP appointed food safety czar at FDA and legislators failing to move labeling bills out of committee for over a decade, we see that it is up to us to use the initiative process. Californians have the opportunity to make it happen.

 

There is an idea of a tipping-point, when a small number of people (maybe around 5%) stop buying GM foods. California represents 12% of the national GNP, so when Californians reject GM food, national brands will notice the drop in sales and respond to consumer preference. The campaign is going to raise awareness and change shopping habits. The Institute for Responsible Technology is also focused on educating parents and health care professionals to help push the tipping point for labeling of GE food.

 

Web Links

Our Ventura team will continue holding screenings of GMO documentaries, such as The Future of Food in English and Spanish

Genetic Chile

Pinky Presents Islands at Risk-GMO in Hawaii - an Earthjustice film on Youtube

Deconstructing Supper (on Link TV) and (on Netflix -3.6 Stars) -- we just ordered a copy with public screening rights.

PBS Living Smart with Patricia Gras interviews Robyn Obrien and Robyn Obrien's TedX Talk: "Patriotism on a Plate"

 

Other websites:

responsibletechnology.org

centerforfoodsafety.org

organicconsumers.org

robynobrien.com - find out about food allergies

genetic-chile.com - watch interview with Dr Giles-Eric Seralini