Yes on 37 Right to Know Blog

Faith Leaders For The Win! Labeling is a Moral Issue

aa-deuteronomy.jpgReligious and faith-based groups across California, including the Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church and California Council of Churches, are urging people to vote Yes on Proposition 37, the California ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods.

Genetically engineered foods, also called GMOs, are fundamentally altered at the genetic level to combine the DNA of different species in ways that can't occur in nature. 

"In some circles, GMO means 'God Moves Over,'" wrote Dana Hull in the San Jose Mercury News. Genetically engineered food clashes with various religious beliefs, ranging from keeping kosher, to maintaining a healthy food supply, to protecting God’s creations.

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Food Industry Leaders For The Win: Yes on 37!

Leading food manufacturers and retailers are speaking out to set the record straight about Proposition 37. These business leaders say Prop 37 is common sense and will give us the right to know what's in our food. Contrary to the claims of the opposition, they say Prop 37 will not raise costs or burden businesses. 

whole-foods-prop37-thumb.jpg"As a business person, I don't see any evidence of additional costs in our food system. I believe strongly that this will not add to our distribution costs."  - Michael Funk, Chair, UNFI

"Only in America can you consume GMOs without knowing it. In Europe, food costs have not gone up as a result (of GMO labeling)." 
- Andy Berliner, Co-founder and CEO, Amy's Kitchen

"We believe that all consumers have a right to know where their food comes from." 
- David Lannon, EVP, Operations, Whole Foods Market

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The Ride to Know: Join us from SF to Sacramento


Our message is on the move!  On October 27-28, Bay area cyclists are riding from San Francisco to Sacramento to say: 

Yes on 37, We have the right to know, Label GMOʼs!

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$2 Million More to Change the Food System

Dear Supporters,

DonateToR2K.pngJust 13 days left to an unprecedented opportunity to bring fairness to our food system. In two weeks, California voters will decide if we have the right to know if our food is genetically engineered. After two decades of thwarted efforts to bring labeling and transparency to our food system, the voters will finally get our say. 

Please help us raise $2 million quickly so we can pass the nation’s first mandatory GMO labeling law on November 6. 

We have come so far. Our huge grassroots movement has worked so hard to get us to this point. We have the support of so many major health, faith, labor, environmental and consumer groups. Now we need YOU to get us over the finish line first. 

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Alice Waters: Join Me in Supporting Proposition 37

AliceCarlo_37-600x399.jpgAlice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of Chez Panisse, has called on her fellow chefs nationwide to join her in supporting California’s Proposition 37, The California Right to Know initiative, which would require clear labels letting consumers know if foods are genetically engineered. Over 50 countries worldwide already require labeling of genetically engineered food.

More than 400 chefs have signed on to the effort including Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Joyce Goldstein, Deborah Madison, Jacques Pépin, Charles Phan, Nora Pouillon, Andrea Reusing, Barton Seaver, Bill Telepan and more.

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No on 37 Funders: $40.6 Million Against our Right to Know

Press Release:

E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO. $4,900,000
PEPSICO, INC. $2,145,400
NESTLE USA, INC. $1,315,600
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