You have the right to know if these vegetables are genetically modified!
What is Prop 37?
What is Prop 37? One of the most important decisions America is facing today! Next month, this initiative will give Californians the choice to get products containing GMO’s labeled in their state.
More than 90% of Americans want to know if their food contains genetically modified organisms. Additionally, 50 countries already have laws requiring the disclosure of GMO’s (source). America cannot pass up this chance to protect our future!
What is on the Initiative?
Here are a few important points:
“The purpose of this measure is to create and enforce the fundamental right of the people of California to be fully informed about whether the food they purchase and eat is genetically engineered and not misbranded as natural so that they can choose for themselves whether to purchase and eat such foods. It shall be liberally construed to fulfill this purpose.”
“Commencing on July 1, 2014, any food offered for retail sale in California is misbranded if it is or may have been entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering and that fact is not disclosed:
(i) In the case of a raw agricultural commodity on the package offered for retail sale, with the clear and conspicuous words “Genetically Engineered” on the front of the package of such commodity or in the case of any such commodity that is not separately packaged or labeled, on a label appearing on the retail store shelf or bin in which such commodity is displayed for sale;
(ii) In the case of any processed food, in clear and conspicuous language on the front or back of the package of such food, with the words “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering” or “May be Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering”.
You can read the rest of Prop 37 here.
How Can I Help?
Monsanto and other GMO-reliant companies have coughed up over 20 million dollars to fight Prop 37. Right now, Yes on Prop 37 needs donations and support. Show your support by joining the Right to Know Campaign here. If you are able to donate, your money will go toward advertisements like commercials and billboards to show Californians the importance of voting Yes on Prop 37.
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