March Against Monsanto: 'We have the right to know what's in our food'
EUGENE, Ore. -- The campaign pushing for labels for genetically modified foods in Oregon had a lot of support in Eugene on Saturday, as hundreds rallied at the Eugene Courthouse for the March Against Monsanto.
People at the event gathered signatures for a petition calling for labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The petition needs 90,000 to put a measure on the November ballot.
Brett Diamond, a volunteer with the group Oregon Right To Know found some polls that show a strong majority supports labels for GMO products.
"Whether you're a GMO supporter or a GMO detractor, almost everybody agrees that we have the right to know what's in our food," said Diamond.
Both Josephine and Jackson Counties banned genetically modified crops in the may primaries.
"A lot of the GMOs are B-T crops, which mean they have pesticides growing inside them," said Diamond.