California Voters Can Say Yes to GM Free Foods
As we saw last month when Consumers Reports magazine shocked the country with its discovery that our Rice has been tainted with arsenic for decades, we cant always rely on the government to protect us. In a month, California voters get an opportunity to require genetically modified food to be labeled as such. As expected, huge agribusiness corporations are petrified of this because they make huge sums of money on their GM product lines. Monsanto, Campbell’s, and General Foods have flooded the “No on Prop 37” campaign with millions of dollars, outspending the grass roots proponents by 8 to 1.
I don’t know about you but I want to know what I’m eating. I care about health, I care about fitness, I care about pesticides, and I certainly care if the foods I am eating have been genetically modified. All this proposition 37 does is require that the food be labeled, it does not restrict GM content. Those who want cheap food and are convinced that GM foods are completely safe can continue to buy GM foods. Those who are skeptical about the safety of GM foods like me would then be able to make informed decisions about which products to purchase. I don’t understand how you could argue against this. Believe it or not, similar grassroots propositions have been defeated in 18 other states by these corporations.
Please vote yes on California Proposition 37!
Want to know more? Check out the article from National Public Radio