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Reasons to vote Yes on 37—label GMO/GE food in California

Oct 18, 2012 -
   
  Reasons to vote Yes on 37—label GMO/GE food in California
 
   

The 2 minute video below explains why we at Peaceful Valley support Yes on 37, to label food that contains GMOs.

* The California proposition is not a ban on GMOs, but it adds GMOs to the labeled ingredients—just like letting you know how much sodium is in packaged food.
* The overwhelming majority of people in the U.S., of all political persuasions, are in favor of this labeling.
* The U.S. is behind other industrialized nations in labeling GMOs. Take a look:


Are you ready to join us in supporting food labeling?

Your vote will make a big difference in the California campaign to label GMOs in our food.

Why does each vote matter so much?

It will be a close race. There would have been a landslide in favor of labeling if the election had been 2 months ago. What changed? Monsanto and major food companies poured 35 million dollars into misleading television ads.

If we require GMO food labeling in California we’ll affect packaging all over the U.S. No company will go to the trouble of printing one kind of box for California and another for the Midwest.

Here’s a quick (spoof) video ad about Yes on 37. It’s fun and it makes the point. This is a good one to share around.

 

3 quick steps to make an impact for Yes on 37

Email this blog post to your California family and friends.
Share this post on Facebook and Twitter.
VOTE by absentee ballot or on Tuesday, November 6. If you need help locating your polling place, contact your county election office.

Want to do more for Yes on 37?

Call California voters, from the comfort of your home, and ask them to support Yes on 37. No long distance charges to you. Click here to see how all is coordinated by the Yes on 37 folks.
Visit the Yes on 37 site daily for the latest info to rebut the misleading ads—and share that info with your California family and friends.
Donate at the site, to put the Yes on 37 ads on television.
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get daily info updates for Yes on 37. Scroll through our Facebook page for solid information that argues against those misleading Monsanto-funded ads.

Together we can make history!


Categories: Organic Consumers Association


Sabine Williams Says:
Oct 20th, 2012 at 10:04 am

As if we needed more reasons to vote YES on November’s ballot proposition 37? 
Well, here’s one.  35 million dollars can buy (and has) a lot of mis-information.  I should know, my mailbox has been filled with it, all week.
D’you think these big Agribusinesses and pro-GMO seed companies are worried?
As a mother, who’d like to see all the food ingredients she feeds her family properly labelled, I know that I am.
I hope everyone else does this too, it’s one small thing we can do to improve our world, and our children’s, too.  Please join me on November 6th in doing our part.

Becky Housberg Says:
Oct 21st, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Why is only CA voting?. Will this impact the entire U.S. by requiring it ....? or will it only be labeled in CA? This may be a dumb question?  I think every state should be allowed to vote. Unfortunatly… the state I live in, Iowa, I’m sure it would not be very popular because of the large Ag businesses here, but I’m an organic farmer here and just wanting to get more info.and inform my customers about GMO’s.

Thanks,
Becky Housberg
Apple Trails Family Orchard
Osceola, IA

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Oct 23rd, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Sabine, Thank you for speaking out!

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Oct 23rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Becky, In this election cycle GMO labeling is only on the ballot in California. The labeling would only be required in California, but it seems likely that the labeling would extend to other states because the food packagers would want not want to deal with the complication of different packaging for different states. Good luck with your organic farm!

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