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Say No to GMOs! Buy Organic Sticker

Say No to GMOs! Buy Organic Sticker

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This sticker was created around 2013 by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) who opposed the use of GMOs. This particular example was collected at the corporate offices of Earthbound Farms in San Juan Bautista, California.
In the late 1990s organic food became more popular as people began to fear that their food was contaminated with agricultural chemicals or contained GMOs. In 2002 organic food was defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as food grown and processed without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. By 2012 industry analysts estimated that U.S. organic food sales were $28 billion or over 4 percent of total at-home food purchases.
Campaigns like the CCOF effort came as Americans expressed concerns that biotechnology had not been proven safe for human consumption despite major scientific and governmental organization’s findings that genetically modified crops were no more risky to human health than comparable “traditional” crops.
Object Name
sticker
Physical Description
green (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
2014.0055.01
catalog number
2014.0055.01
accession number
2014.0055
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American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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