Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prop 37: Talk GMO to Me

In less than a week California will decide if companies need to tell consumers if they have genetically modified organisms in their products. 

Image courtesy of the Cornucopia Institute

In other words, the law would require companies to tell you whether or not the food you are eating was genetically manipulated in a lab or made the old fashioned way. GMOs are politically and culturally charged. Small farmers are often trapped into lawsuits with large corporations like Monsanto over rights to the genes of the plants they grow by choice and inadvertently. In addition, little research has gone into determining the health and safety of the GMOs.

When you look at who is fighting the funding (read large corporations including Pepsi and Coke), the choice is clear. Support the consumer's right to know what they are eating and continue to pressure companies to use whole, healthy foods.

Want to know if you are eating GMOs right now? There's an app for that.

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