Proposition 37–Corporations Rage Against Your Right to Know

My relatives in California are telling me that there are ads running “like crazy” on both sides of the GMO labeling proposition that is soon to be up for popular vote in California.

As many of you may know, Vermont’s labeling law requires enactment only if another state passes a law requiring labeling of these franken-food products. In my possibly not so humble opinion, if they can patent it, it isn’t “substantially the same as” normal non-genetically engineered seed. When you splice different species into the genetic sequences, that’s a pretty substantial difference. Again, if they can patent it and profit off those patents, then it must be different enough to distinguish it from naturally occurring organisms.

At any rate, you should take a good look at those who are against the people of this country knowing what is in their food, and you can also learn more about the CA battle by reading this article here:

A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago. (photo: Jim Young/Reuters)
A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago. (photo: Jim Young/Reuters)

A List of Food Companies That Hide GMOs

By Cate Woodruff, Reader Supported News

22 August 12

nknown to most Americans, many US food companies, which manage to keep their GMO ingredients under wraps, are joining forces to beat back Proposition 37, a bill which will require simple labels on food identifying genetically engineered products and ingredients. The ballot initiative from Right to Know will be presented to voters in California’s November election.

Agribusiness and biotech companies Monsanto, Dupont, Cargill, Dow, Bayer, BASF and others have put up nearly $25 million to defeat the GMO labeling initiative.

Big Ag companies have a vested interest in GMO seeds, and the pesticides and herbicides they use in tandem. GMO cotton, soy, sugar beets and corn, which are manipulated to make sweeteners and fats along with other additives like high-fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, are in ready-made food, snacks, condiments, juice, soda and cereal. Many companies pushing these products into the marketplace prefer to hold profits high and keep consumers in the dark. Labeling these products would affect close to 80% of processed, non-organic food in the US.

Sunny Delight, Kellogg’s, Bumble Bee Foods, Bimbo Bakeries, Campbell Soup, Land O’Lakes, Hormel Foods, Dole Packaged Foods, Del Monte Foods and Ocean Spray Cranberries, to name a few, have all joined the anti-labeling coalition to defeat Prop. 37, as well as little-known companies like Knouse Foods, who makes applesauce and apple juice under the Musselman’s, Lucky Leaf, Apple Time, Lincoln and Speas Farm brand names”….rest here

 

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