Campaign for Healthier Eating in America

The Campaign can end the genetic engineering of the food supply by creating a tipping point of consumer rejection of brands with GMOs. It already educates consumers about the health risks and provide clear non-GMO choices through GMO Health Risks brochures and printed Non-GMO Shopping Guides.

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Section 1: About You

First Name

Charles

Last Name

Burkam

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Country

United States

Section 2: About Your Organization

Organization Name

Institute for Responsible Technology

Organization Phone

641-209-1765

Organization Address

PO Box 469, Fairfield, IA 52556

Organization Country

United States

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Name Your Project

Campaign for Healthier Eating in America

Country your work focuses on

United States

Describe Your Idea

The Campaign can end the genetic engineering of the food supply by creating a tipping point of consumer rejection of brands with GMOs. It already educates consumers about the health risks and provide clear non-GMO choices through GMO Health Risks brochures and printed Non-GMO Shopping Guides.

What makes your approach innovative?

Health is the main motivator, but non-GMO choices are essential. Without labeling, identifying those choices requires easily accessible guidance. We now provide an on-line Non-GMO Shopping Guide, which can become a mobile phone application accessible by virtually everyone. The Campaign does not depend on legislative changes (which can always be undone) for success, but on consumer power.

How will you sustain your solution?

The Campaign has already generated local grassroots efforts within communities and regions, thereby strengthening the whole "sustainable" movement. There is no charge for an individual to officially become a member of the Campaign. Similarly, organizations and groups can be Campaign Partners in the coalition merely by disseminating information that has already been created.

What will be the impact of your solution?

It will move food manufacturers away from GMOs and towards voluntary testing and labeling by the Non-GMO Project, thereby increasing non-GMO choices. With more non-GMO choices available, more consumers will reject brands containing GMOs. When the "tipping point" of consumer rejection is reached, food manufacturers will eliminate GM ingredients in the US, just as they already have in Europe!

253 weeks ago Campaign for Healthier Eating in America has been chosen as a winner in GMO Risk or Rescue? Helping Consumers Decide.
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254 weeks ago Debbie Woolley said: I am so excited to learn there is a NON-GMO SHOPPING GUIDE: http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/SG/Home/index.cfm At the moment, I ... about this Competition Entry. - read more >
254 weeks ago NJ Jaeger said: Remember send a clear message to the industry by buying non-GMO candy this Halloween! about this Competition Entry. - read more >
255 weeks ago Charles Burkam updated this Competition Entry.
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255 weeks ago Charles Burkam submitted this idea.