For our “get involved week”, So Delicious Dairy Free invites all of you to get involved with your food. This week we announced our continued partnership with the Brees Dream Foundation that will result in a $75,000 minimum donation from ice cream sales this summer. We are also working hard to advocate for GMO labeling legislation in our home state of Oregon and in Colorado.
The ballot initiative is expected to be put to a vote in Oregon, after the campaign turned in nearly twice the number of required signatures. The Colorado petition will be turned in on August 4th. So Delicious Dairy Free support GMO labeling because we believe in transparency for all consumers.
Last summer, we hosted a screening of the film GMO OMG, a documentary examining the role of genertically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food system. The film follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in, “an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system.” In the film, director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food “affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere.”
The film will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and some digital platforms this month, just in time to find out if Oregon and Colorado will start seeing anti-labeling campaigns from large food manufacturers. Companies like Monsanto, DuPont, Pepsi, Coco-cola and Nestle have contributed to ads asking people to vote against a consumer’s right to know.
The film looks at the GMO issue across multiple countries, many of whom have already required labeling or banned GMO foods altogether. GMO OMG asks the question: is this the end of real food?
Get involved with your food this year by learning more about GMOs, standing up for consumer rights, and seeking balance in our food system. Why do you think we should support GMO labeling?