Vote Yes on Prop 37
Original post made by Susan Sasek, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 28, 2012
I am dismayed to see that The Pleasanton Weekly recommendation is to vote no on Prop 37. Even more distressing is the reasoning: It is too expensive to relabel food.
I am not sure how anyone who has been in a grocery store in the last 10 years can put forth that claim!
When oat bran was found to have a benefit every product that had even a minute trace of oats changed their label to make sure consumers knew this fact. When trans fats were found to be detrimental every food changed their label to make sure that consumers knew they were trans fat free, even foods that never had trans fats changed their labels. When consumers began looking into gluten, products changed their labels to make sure consumers were aware they were gluten free. I have even seen gluten free on a package of chicken breasts.
If GMO foods had any benefit at all to human health or if consumers were scrambling to buy GMO food, you can bet that every product would be relabeling to make sure we knew that they indeed now had GMO corn or GMO wheat. So let us put this blatant lie to the side.
What do we know about GMO and how it affects human health? Very little. There has never been a well-constructed scientific study looking into this. What wee do know is that GMO foods are prevalent in our food supply and we are not being told. There is an insecticide engineered into the seed of crops that explodes the stomach of insects that eat the crop. Our population is plagued with leaky gut and IBS. Is there a correlation? We do not know. No one is studying this. These foods are being feed to our livestock and our population with no study telling us they are safe for us to eat!
Most of Europe has banned GMO's and these countries, because of our GMO's , are banning many of our exports. Why are the companies able to tell other countries but not their own, that there are GMO's in their products? These countries demand it, that is why! How will these bans affect our economy and food supplies worldwide in the future? I do not know.
I am voting YES to demand a right to know what we are eating. Until GMO's are proven safe for consumption, I am buying organic. I hope you will join me.
Eat Wisely My Friends