Weight Loss Tip: While it is a good idea to get some fruit in your diet, make sure that you get the fruit from eating actual fruit and not from drinking fruit juices. Most fruit juices contain a lot of added sugar so it is not as healthy for you as eating fresh fruit.
Arizona—http://gmo-freephoenix.com is a food activist group working to educate consumers on safe ingredients and increase the Non-GMO Tipping Point Network to see that the genetically modified foods and brands are put out of business.
California— While the majority voted against Prop. 37 in recent elections, the Right to Know campaign (http://carighttoknow.org) continues to support Prop 37 through events and the education of people on their right to know what’s in their food.
Colorado—http://gmofreecolorado.org is a grassroots effort to protect residents and pass a statewide ballot requiring GMO labeling of foods.
Connecticut—The Northeast Organic Farming Association, Conn. http://ctnofa.org Chapter is a non-profit organization working toward strengthening sustainable farming and providing consumers with healthy food. While the bill, HB 5117 was recently removed from legislation before Prop. 37 went on the ballot, the organization is commitment to pass legislation in favor of GMO labeling through events and word of mouth.
Florida—Label GMO Florida (http://www.labelgmoflorida.com) is a grassroots initiative to bring to ballot the requirement of GMO labeled food. By 2014 the organization is determined to vote on the initiative.
Hawaii—Label It Hawaii (https://www.facebook.com/LabelItHawaii) is working to promote and pass the proposed bill HB2034/SB2443 in order to give residents the right to know what’s in its food. A series of proposed bills have made it to the Senate thanks to a group of supportive anti-GMO senators.
Idaho—Part of the GMO Free campaign, Idaho is working as a state to raising awareness and promoting local, organic and GMO-free foods.
Massachusetts—Also part of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Mass. Chapter, the non-profit organization supports organic farming and brings awareness to what’s in food and where it is coming from. The state has proposed a bill, H3276, to label food, but has yet to gain legislation (http://www.nofamass.org/)
Michigan—No GMO for Michigan is a grassroots attempt to educate residents about the food they eat and the direct effect it has on their overall health. Through planned events and protests in an attempt to urge Congress to take action, the organization strives to provide residents the option to eat healthy. (http://nogmo4michigan.org)
Minnesota—Right to Know Minnesota is working to gather supports of GMO labeling to pass through legislation through their proposed bill, S.F. 2563. The coalition is speaking out in favor for people’s right to know what is in their food. (http://righttoknowmn.org)
New Jersey—A propsed bill, HB 1367, through the efforts of Label GMOs in New Jersey was made possible through Girl Scout Troop 86 and introduced to the Senate where it will be heard by several committees. Their efforts are being used to gain a choice in what people eat. (https://www.facebook.com/gmolabeling)
New York—Part of the GMO Free campaign, New York is working to bring awareness about the affects of GMO and educate residents on the right to choose. https://www.facebook.com/GmoFreeNY
North Carolina—The state-propsed bill, HB 446, is part of the overall GMO movement to pass the labeling into law.
Ohio—Also part of the GMO Free campaign, the state is working to bring awareness to residents about what they are eating and where it is coming from.
Oregon—A statewide effort to pass legislation through proposed bills, SB 517 & HB 3346, GMO Free Oregon and Right to Know campaigns are initiatives to bring awareness to the people. http://www.gmofreeoregon.org/
Rhode Island—Proposed bill HB 7494 was introduced in the Senate and was referred to the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee. The committee asked the bill be reviewed further, which Rhode Island is asking residents to make their voices heard by raising awareness and continuing to support the initiative until it is passed into law.
Utah—Millions Against Monsanto under the Utah Chapter is a non-profit organization that is challenging Monsanto for the harm caused by GMO and trying to stop the use of GMOs. https://www.facebook.com/GMOfreeUtah/info
Vermont—A proposed bill, HB 722, was introduced to the Senate in 2012 and referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, which held a hearing on the bill. This legislative session was a big gain in the GMO labeling initiative and will continue to be part of political conversation in upcoming elections.
Virginia—Also propsed a bill, HB 606, in the Senate to pass GMO labeling was initiated by Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel, but has yet to be heard by a committee.
Washington—Label it Washington is working to pass the People’s Right to know Genetically Engineered Food Act, I-522, to the Title 70 RCW. The campaign received over 350,000 signatures and the initiative was submitted to the Secetary of State in January. http://www.labelitwa.org/
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