We are a GMO-Free County

WE DID IT!!!!! GMO-FREE SAN JUAN COUNTY IS NOW A REALITY!!!!

I would like to thank all of the people who helped make this a reality; financial contributors, signature gatherers, event sponsors, our calling team, our Facebook and website teams, GMO Actions in San Juan County, each and everyone of you who voted and all of the people willing to start the dialog with your friends and neighbors about what this initiative is really about.

This is about protecting our futures, protecting our farmers and protecting our environment. This is about standing up to corporate bullying. This is about preserving the integrity of our food and the freedom to grow it, but most important this is about our community getting together, educating ourselves and standing up for our rights as farmers and citizens. One small step against GMO domination, but a very important one.

Now for the next step. Label it Washington ( http://www.labelitwa.org/ ) needs our help. They are still gathering signatures in an effort to require mandatory GMO labeling in Washington State. We need to keep at it, not just for the political victories, but for the dialog and to help our country reach the tipping point in GMO awareness and rejection.

Ken Akopiantz
Chair GMO-Free San Juans