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» We Have a Right to Know – Label GMOs
We Have a Right to Know – Label GMOs
The issue at hand isn’t telling companies to stop using GMO’s. The issue is telling companies that if they use a GMO ingredient – then the manufacturer needs to label GMOs.
I wrote an introductory article on this topic a few weeks ago and introduced you all to the official website for Yes on 37. Please read my first post here. Since that time, there has been a lot of good information that has come out on the topic. Today, I want to share that with all of you.
One of the main question that comes up when I talk to people about Prop 37 is that people wonder if fresh food on the produce shelves is genetically modified. At first, my thought was that the GMO’s are in our processed foods. But, then this news item came out yesterday:
Monsanto is often made out to be the big bad GMO guy. But, another company Sygenta has been selling GMO corn for at least a decade according to the above article. Both companies site research that shows that the long term impact of consuming GMOs is unknown. The above article concludes that people have no idea what they are eating because the companies are not required to tell us.
That’s the point: all that Prop 37 is asking is for companies to label GMOs! Go ahead and continue to use GMOs if that’s what makes business sense – just allow consumers the right to know.
There’s a lot of blogging going on about this topic this week. Please read the following articles:
The fight is getting a little messy. There’s a lot of money being thrown around. One of the largest pesticide companies is becoming the largest financial supporter of the no on Prop 37 campaign. Read about that here.
And finally, please read this article from Jessica Gottlieb: How Do Bloggers Know When a Publicist is Lying? She shares with us a story about how bloggers are being manipulated in the fight against Prop 37 and may not even realize it.
I know I linked up a lot of information today. But, this is a really important issue. Prop 37 is only asking for a label change to foods. Give consumers the right to know what is in our food.
Please help out and share this information with voters in California and people around the country who care about their food supply. What happens in November in California will have a far reaching impact around the country.