Many people are seeking to avoid GMOs on the news that France, Russia, Hungary and many other countries have begun dumping them due to health concerns.
GMO ingredients such as soy and high fructose corn syrup are particularly prevalent in Halloween candy, as many health conscious parents and others know, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Options for GMO-free and organic Halloween trick-or-treat handouts are many, and new ones are seemingly being added every day. For more on the best GMO-free Halloween options, check out the link or visit your local health food store.
GMO-Free Movement Continues Into Halloween
With the California Right to Know Campaign working overtime to inform people about the likely and/or potential health and environmental risks of GMOs, the battle lines are drawn for a major food showdown on November 6.
So far, more than $35 million has been spent by opponents of Prop. 37, which is for GMO labeling, while the organic crew has raised considerably less.
But even though they’re currently being outspent, the awareness waves caused by the fight for GMO transparency on food labels through the “Just Label It” campaign and the money it’s raised for ads is having a big effect across the country.
Facebook groups are springing up and natural health advocates are reaching more people than ever before, conveying the dangers of those three dirty letters to the general populace.
With Halloween falling right before the big Prop 37 vote, many advocates are looking for GMO-free Halloween candy and other items to pass out, as mothers are now less likely to let their kids eat GMO food in many circles.
Will the GMO Free Movement Continue Past Halloween?
With so much positive momentum for the GMO free movement, it’s hard to see how this scenario of awareness raising doesn’t last past the election date.
If Prop. 37 passes, more and more people will finally begin to realize just what has happened to the food supply and how a change can be made. If it somehow doesn’t pass despite nationwide polls showing that 90 percent or more of all U.S. residents on average want to see labels, many in the movement for GMO freedom will cry foul, considering the exorbitant amount of money spent fighting against label switching, a common practice of thousands of food companies. They’ll wonder how such a slam dunk yes vote, which had been at around 67 percent for labeling recently in California, could have been defeated simply through overspending.
Either result is likely to lead to more awareness, and more searching for GMO free options going forward. That means by Halloween in a decade or less, GMO-free could be the norm in trick-or-treat bags.