Thousands of volunteers are working hard to label the GMO food by gathering signatures at grocery stores, food co-ops and festivals. The consumers are showing up clipboards, fliers and organic tomato seeds in hand. The Label GMO campaign began over a year ago in an effort to get a proposition on the ballot making it mandatory for all food companies to label foods that have been genetically modified. Genetically modified foods come from a scientific process of manipulating plants and other natural food products, combining genes from different organisms. The controversy with genetically modifying foods began with a company called Monsanto. Some studies claim that GMOs contribute to health problems such as obesity and birth defects. According to Label GMO officials, the campaign was able to submit nearly a million signatures to the state registrars; exceeding the minimum 550,000 signatures required.
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