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Right To Know is a volunteer-run 501(c)4 organization established to support mandatory labeling in Minnesota of foods that contain genetically-modified organisms.


Consumers have the right to know and farmers must have the right to save their seeds.

— Atina Diffley, Founder of Gardens of Eagan

What are GMO's?

GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants, animals and bacteria that are engineered for various purposes ranging from agricultural production to scientific research. GMOs are created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

What crops are commonly genetically modified?

More and more foods and products are being genetically engineered or contain genetically engineered ingredients. Here are eight of the most common to look out for. If a product contains these ingredients and is not labeled non-GMO Verified or Organic Certified, there’s a good chance it contains GMOs:

Alfalfa
Canola
Corn
Cotton
Papaya
Soy
Sugar Beets
Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash
ALSO high-risk: animal products (milk, meat, eggs, honey, etc.) because much animal feed is made from genetically modified soy, corn, and cottonseed.

What product ingredients commonly contain genetically engineered crops?

Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethanol, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.


Why Label?

We all have the right to make our own choices. Informed choice is the key to democracy. GMOs have been linked to many health issues, and as a result more and more of us are wondering what's in the food we eat. Currently the only way to avoid GMOs is to buy foods that have been verified as non-GMO, or that are organic. Read More

The Bill

Two bills, H.F. 850 and S.F. 821, were introduced in the Minnesota legislature to label genetically modified (also known as genetically engineered) foods and seed. This legislation would require the phrase “Produced With Genetic Engineering” on genetically modified (GMO) food. The bill will support legislation passed in Connecticut and Maine, helping to “trigger” labeling laws in both states. Read More

Your Turn!

GMO Labeling needs you! Whether you've got 20 hours a week or one hour per month, your help is what we need to make labeling the law. You can work at a table at an event, informing others about GMOs, help behind the scenes with data entry, event planning...the sky's the limit! Right To Know MN is a volunteer run organization. Join us and together we will label GMOs!

JOIN RIGHT TO KNOW!

Support GMO Labeling in MN by joining Right To Know MN. When you register, your name will be added to our petition, asking our legislators to support GMO Labeling. Get up-to-date information on what's going on with labeling in MN, and what you can do to help get it done. Join today!

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