In case you don’t know California has Prop 37 on the ballot in this upcoming election.
Prop 37 will:
- Require labeling on raw or processed food offered to consumers if it is genetically modified or uses genetically modified food
- Prohibits labeling of food that is genetically modified as natural
If you want to know more on why I think GMOs should be labeled look at my previous post here
Even if you are okay with GMO foods why not give everyone the right to choose whether to consume it or not?
The campaign against Prop 37 is funded by Monsanto, the largest GMO producing company and has received additional funding by companies who use their product. Agribusiness has spent $35 million in campaigning against Prop 37
Prop 37 was created by the people and is supported by organic leaders and from small companies amounting to $4,065,135
You will not have any major jump in the cost of your food with this labeling. In the official financial effect summary it states that the only increased cost will be to the state $1,000-1 million in state administrative costs to make sure companies are labeling correctly. The CA Budget is 92 billion this is minuscule compared to the overall cost of running the state.
Don’t let big business win your vote. Polls have shown that 90% of americans want their food labeled. Don’t let their propaganda sway your original beliefs.
There is some very exciting news Barbra Boxer and Peter DeFazio along with 53 other Senate and House lawmakers are urging the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered foods so that consumers can make informed choices!!
If you want to learn more about Genetically Modified foods? Check out my previous blog post to learn more here.
What can you do?
Write your congressman or woman urging them to write to the FDA. You can sign this petition at Just Label It. This is a very important issue, we have the right to know what is in our food!!
“Only you can control your future.”