California's Proposition 37 would require genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled so people can make informed choices about what they eat. You would think it would win by a landslide.
Genetically modifying our food has not been proven safe. In fact, based on more and more studies, quite the opposite seems to be true. I can't say enough bad about GMOs. (Get the facts.) GMO-labeling is required by 50 other countries, including many first-world countries.
Health and common sense aside, the main reason I want to see Prop 37 to pass is to stand up to the big guys. Our government is not likely to do the regulating they ought because they are tightly linked to Monsanto and others of the biotech industry. The people need to stand up and say NO MORE! We should not blindly trust the judgment of the money-makers, after all, they've made mistakes before. As a friend of mine likes to say, do they really feel they can improve on God?
The opposition has poured millions of dollars into thrashing its chances of passing, and thanks to their cunning efforts, voters are being deterred every day from voting into law what seems like a basic human right: to know what we're eating. They are spending a million dollars a day right now misleading the public.
What if it doesn't pass? Well, at least it's come into the limelight. I know I can still do my regular sleuthing to figure out where the GMOs are hiding and avoid them (but it would save me a great deal of time and money to have those labels in front of me!). Many others may not know how to find that information. Buying organic is the quickest surefire way to avoid consuming them, as they're not permitted under organic standards.
Friends, California's Proposition 37 is a national concern!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Pray every day.
- If you live in CA, volunteer to hand out leaflets in public places, and spread the word to family, friends, coworkers, etc.
- If you live elsewhere, you can sign up to call CA voters.
- Donate to keep TV and radio ads running, desperately needed at this point to counter the opposition's attack.