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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 29, 2014

Genetically modified food vote important for country’s future

By Charles Moore | Nov 01, 2012

To the editor:

What are your children eating? Do you have a right to know? Well over $40 million has been spent recently by Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and many other biotech, pesticide and processed food corporations to make sure you never find out.

Despite the fact that increasingly credible research is emerging which points to serious health risks imposed by bio-engineered, genetically modified “GMO” food ingredients, Monsanto doesn’t want you to see that information on food labels. Recent studies link GMOs to allergies, cancer, organ failure, and other health issues. 75 percent to 85 percent of all processed foods contain GMOs. But you can’t avoid them because they aren’t labeled.

We now have an opportunity to fight back — to actually know what we’re eating, and feeding our children. In five days, California’s Proposition 37 — the “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” — goes to the vote of the people, on election day. Why should this make any difference to you? Because California has the eighth largest economy in the world, and if they have to label foods truthfully there, they will very likely be forced to label foods truthfully in the whole country.

This may be our last, real chance. If your children’s health and their future matters to you, consider a donation, at: http://organicconsumersfund.org/donate/david-goliath.cfm. Call your friends and family in California and tell them how important it is — to your children and to theirs — that they vote yes on California’s Proposition 37. If you want to learn more, see the free YouTube movie link for at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnlTYFKBg18.

May the force be with us!

 

— Charles Moore, Fairfield

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