At the end of the day on November 6th, we might lose the right to know where your food comes from — at least in the U.S.
It’s a scary thought, but it’s very insanely possible.
Tomorrow, (November 6th) Californians vote on Proposition 37. This proposition will require food manufacturers to label GMO foods.
This, of course, is not in the bio-tech, pesticide or food company’s best interests.
If they have to label GMO foods, the public will become increasingly more aware of what genetic food modification is and start asking questions.
To date, the food and pesticide companies in the U.S. have been able to slowly and effectively penetrate the food market with their GMO foods even though there is insufficient science to prove that they’re safe (and some science that says they’re not.)
Basically, they’ve decided to deploy and conduct massive science experiment on all of us without our consent.
So, obviously, there will be some questions that they don’t want to have to answer.
Tomorrow, this all could stop.
If Californians vote “Yes” on 37, we will retain our right to know what is in our food.
Also, once GMO labeling is required, the food companies will have to start explaining themselves and their technology in a much larger public forum — not as they are now.
In fact, a coalition of companies ranging from Dow to Monsanto have raised over $40,000,000 to counter the grassroots efforts and destroy the credibility of Proposition 37 supporters — good people who just want to know what is in their food.
This is the equivalent of attempting to sweep this little California inconvenience under the rug.
It’s also an investment to keep things the way they are — more secretive than not.
Unfortunately, it’s working.
The polls are showing that their efforts are convincing California voters of an untruth — that their food bills will increase by over $400 a year (BTW, the study funded by the opposition.)
The results are a deadlock because of this.
But, truth is, no one’s food bills will increase. The reason why is because changing a label on a box is regular protocol for packaged food companies. They do it all the time. In fact, in many of the 61 countries around the world that require GMO labeling — the price of the same foods is lower than what you’ll find in the U.S.
You can watch this interesting video to learn more about that (don’t mind the creepy voice over)…
(SIDE NOTE: What is surprising about this is that these companies are already gouging the U.S. consumer with higher prices on products that are not even exported. Now they’re threatening to raise prices even more?)
So to state it again, GMO labeling won’t raise prices of food.
But what if Proposition 37 doesn’t pass?
That’s my fear. It would be a devastating loss.
The opposition will have delivered a mighty blow to those of us who care about what we eat.
If the Proposition fails, the food and pesticide companies will have gained an inside track to continue to alter our food — without us knowing, without sufficient regulation — for many years to come.
You won’t know what is in your food. You won’t know where it’s produced. You won’t know if it contains genes that allow it to produce pesticides when it’s sitting on the supermarket shelf.
Scary stuff, but not I’m going to let it happen in the world I want to live in.
So, here’s what needs to be done.
And, yes, it requires your help!
If you’re a registered California voter, your job is easy. Vote tomorrow. Yes on 37.
If you’re not a California voter, please take to the social networks and tell people to vote “Yes” on 37. Some of the best articles and reasons you can share are here.
You also can still donate up until 5:00 PM today here. I’m assuming this is California time.
That’s it, but please note, we need your help as a team.
Everyone needs to do something.
Personally, Ann and I have donated to the campaign, written about it and donated some more. It’s just that important to us — particularly now that we have a son who will grow up with the consequences of this Proposition.
So now, I’m asking you to help as well — to take one extra step, even if you’ve done something already, if you want to keep good food on your plates.
Share. Vote. Post. Donate.
Whatever it takes to gain the extra momentum we need to make this Proposition a reality.
Yes on 37.