One important vote that national Election coverage wasn’t following so closely last night was California’s Proposition 37: The GMO Right to Know Act. Prop 37 might seem like it was only relevant in California, but had it passed, it would have set a precedent for GMO labeling – and transparency – here in the U.S.
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For the first time in US history, California voters this November will have the opportunity to vote for mandatory labeling of foods containing GMOs. Democracy Now hosted a Prop 37 debate this week, and interviewed food writer Michael Pollan on the health, environmental, and social issues surrounding GMO labeling and biotechnology-driven agriculture. As election day nears, industry’s slick and deceptive campaign against the labeling initiative continually saturates the CA airwaves. Democracy Now’s coverage offers a grass-roots education and rebuttal opportunity: read, watch, consider, and share!
Agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto is fighting a California ballot proposition that would mandate GMO labeling on foods.
Organic food blogger Max Goldberg is teaming up with Food Babe to raise money to support Prop 37, a ballot initiative in California that would require GMO labeling. Why are folks on the other side of the country getting involved to support GMO labeling in a whole different state?
The answer is pretty simple…