GMO Free Arizona is an educational non-profit organization incorporated in 2013. The organization was founded by Rachel Linden and Ariane Glazer. They were inspired to begin GMO Free Arizona by a 2011 event in Mesa where a sold-out crowd of more than 200 people gathered to hear a presentation from Jeffrey Smith, Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology. Rachel and Ariane subsequently worked behind CA Proposition 37 campaign to label GMOs. GMO Free Arizona was founded to formalize efforts to educate Arizona about genetically engineered (GE) foods, the chemicals they come with and their associated risks.
GMO Free Arizona is in the process of obtaining its 501(c)(3) status:
- Rachel Linden, Director – A mother and activist, founder of Arizona Healthy Lifestyles Inc., dba GMO Free Arizona.
GMO Free Arizona serves as a hub and resource for GMO-free groups statewide, including:
- GMO Free Prescott
- GMO Free Tucson
- GMO Free Verde Valley
GMO Free Arizona interacts with GMO Action Alliance, a national group of statewide leaders working on education and labeling.