ELECTION UPDATE: Prop 37 lost by a small margin, but the movement to label GE foods is stronger than ever and we will continue to build a robust national grassroots campaign to push for mandatory labeling across the country. See our media statement for more information.
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About California Prop 37
In November, Californians will vote on Prop 37 requiring that GE foods be labeled. Unfortunately, major corporations are pouring millions of dollars into this election in order to confuse voters and protect their bottom line. Pesticide companies like Monsanto and processed food companies like General Mills have spent more than $35 million to spread misinformation to defeat Prop 37. We'll never be able to match their campaign coffers, but with your help, we can raise enough money to get a version of this video on television. Help us air the video today!
What is Genetically Engineered Food, and Why Label It?
Genetically engineered (GE, sometimes referred to as GMO) foods are untested, unlabeled, and potentially unsafe. A majority of processed foods include GE ingredients, which have not been tested for long-term impacts on human health and environmental safety. What’s more, the Food and Drug Administration does no independent safety testing and instead relies on data submitted by biotechnology companies. And, because foods containing GE ingredients aren’t required to be labeled, consumers don’t even know when they are eating them.
GE foods can pose risks to consumers from potential allergens and toxins, but those are not currently disclosed. But just as labels list fat, sodium and sugar, they should tell the buyer whether or not the product includes potentially harmful GE ingredients. Consumers have a right to know if their food is genetically engineered.
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