Right to Know: Vote Yes on Prop 37

To learn more about Prop 37 and Food & Water Watch’s campaign to make GE Labeling the Law, visit www.foodandwaterwatch.org/yeson37.

“What makes you think you have the right to know?” asks Danny DeVito in a witty, ironic public service announcement by the political action committee sponsored by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch in support of Proposition 37. California’s ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods. A diverse, all-star cast joins DeVito in the “Right to Know” PSA, including Bill Maher, Dave Matthews, Jillian Michaels, Emily Deschanel, John Cho, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, KaDee Strickland and Kristin Bauer van Straten.

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The California Right-to-Know GMO Ballot Initiative Gets Its Official Prop Number

If you live in California, you’re going to be seeing a lot of the number 37 from now until November. Prop 37 is the  initiative that will appear on ballots in November giving consumers the option to vote on placing labels on genetically modified foods (GMOs).

If Prop 37 passes, food products using genetically modified ingredients would be labeled as such. Be prepared to see a lot of Yes on 37 advocates at your local farmer’s market and tapered to the cars of the majority of the general public. According to JustLabelIt.org, 92% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically modified foods.

According to KCET, opponents of Prop 37 include the companies that make GMOs, particularly Monsanto, who have incredibly deep pockets and the best marketers money can buy, so the passing of Prop 37, even in a consumer-friendly state like California, is not a given. Continue reading