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Santa Cruz Co. Mobilizes for "California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act"
by Bradley Stuart
On February 18th, dozens of trained signature gathering volunteers held a launch event for the "California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act" at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Green Grange. The event was hosted by GMO-Free Right to Know! Santa Cruz, the organizing group for trained signature gathering volunteers throughout Santa Cruz County, and one of the most active groups in the state working to pass this historic ballot initiative.
Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz, Don Lane, kicked things off by stressing the importance of the ballot initiative and knowing which of the foods we eat are made with genetically modified ingredients. Lane said he was taking time away from being with his grandchildren who were visiting from out of the area, but felt they would understand because their health would benefit by the labeling of genetically modified foods.
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