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Take Action Guide for Non-GMO Month 2011

on Saturday, 01 October 2011. Posted in Advocacy & Activism

10 Ways to Take Action in 2011

action-act-nowOctober 2011 is the second annual Non-GMO Month and we are happy to announce that the campaign just keeps growing! This month is dedicated to promoting awareness over the concerns of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our food systems and environment. This year several organizations have teamed up to support the labeling of GM (Genetically Modified) foods. This effort will make it easier for all of us to make educated food choices for ourselves and our families.

Last year WholeSoy put together an Action Guide with ideas on how you could get involved in non-GMO issues. The Guide was so popular that we decided to put together another set of steps that you can take to become part of this fast-growing movement.

For a quick introduction to GMOs, read our Non-GMO overview page and learn about our company pledge to non-GMOs.

Here are our top 10 ways for you to participate...

1. Stay up to date about why non-GMO is important

action-gmo-cornLearn more about GM foods by reading the latest resources such as the Your Right to Know Guide. Your Right to Know Guide is a comprehensive and critical book outlining the dangers of GM foods. The Institute for Responsible Technology website is constantly updated with information including a handy 10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs. The Non-GMO Project is of course leading the way by providing the industry standard non-GMO verification process.

Read More about Non-GMO >>

2. Learn to talk about the issues

action-speakerTrain to be an effective speaker on non-GMO issues. Review the speaker training calendar to find a time that works for you. Anyone can learn to be a speaker! Check out 11-year old Birke Baehr speaking at a TedX Next Generation conference.

Visit the Institute for Responsible Technology >>

3. Volunteer or make a donation

action-volunteerVolunteer your time in support of non-GMOs with an organization like The Tipping Point Network. If you can't find the time to volunteer think about making a donation to a non-profit organization of your choice, like the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Make a donation >>

4. Tell your local retailer how you feel about GM foods

action-cartMake sure to keep buying and requesting non-GMO foods at your local market. Download the Non-GMO Shopping Guide to make your grocery shopping easier. You can also supply your local market with a Retailer Tool Kit to help them get started!

Search for Participating Stores Near You >>

5. Watch, learn and share

action-videoWatch a video and share it with your friends (we enjoyed the Just Say No to GMO music video) or have a movie screening party at your house to watch films like The World According to Monsanto. You can even be over prepared by using this movie showing guide!

Find more videos about GMOs >>

6. Participate in the Right2Know March

Right2Know-marchThe Right2Know March campaign advocates that the labeling of genetically modified foods be required, giving consumers the information they need to make their own choices. The March begins October 1st from New York City and continues through October 16th ending at the White House in Washington DC!

Find out where the march is on Facebook >>

7. Become an activist

millions-against-monsantoJoin your local chapter of Millions Against Monsanto to really get involved at the grassroots level on a global issue.

Visit the Millions Against Monsanto Webpage >>

8. Voice your concern at your local college or university

campus-con-tourAttend the Campus Consciousness Tour if they make a stop in your college town or request that your school offer non-GMO food options for students (or do both)!

View the Tour schedule >>

9. Write to your elected officials

action-mailTell your elected officials you'd like to see GM foods labeled! Use the simple form provided by the Center for Food Safety or write your own letter and easily search for your elected officials' contact information.

Search for your Elected Officials >>

10. Share your own idea

facebook-logoThe WholeSoy & Co. community is growing! Come up with your own action item and share it on our Facebook page. If we pick your idea at the end of the month we'll send you some free coupons for WholeSoy's Non-GMO Verified yogurts.

  Visit the WholeSoy & Co. Facebook page >>
Share this guide and add your comment!

We encourage you to tell everyone you know about Non-GMO Month and help spread the word. The more people who know about the importance of non-GMO, the faster we will help grow the movement and build a more sustainable, healthy food system.

To share the guide, click on the social bookmarks below to share on Twitter, Facebook or by email.

Have an idea or an experience with Non-GMO Month you’d like to share? Add your comments below!

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Comments (1)

  • WholeSoy
    04 October 2011 at 18:22 |

    The Center for Food Safety has added another petition to the FDA to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods (Docket No. FDA-2011-P-0723). View and sign here (copy & paste): http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5452

    The Institute for Responsible Technology also has added a Label it Now petition. View and sign here (copy & paste): http://action.responsibletechnology.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8367

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