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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.

In her recent letter, posted online at http://www.carighttoknow.org/chefs, Waters urged her colleagues and friends to stand together as chefs, restaurateurs, and people who care about food to support Proposition 37, stating:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On November 6th, the future of food is at stake at the ballot box. California’s Proposition 37 – The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act – requires clear labels letting consumers know if foods are genetically engineered. Over 50 countries worldwide label genetically engineered food already.

Carlo Petrini, founder and president of Slow Food International, was in our state recently, and he kept saying that this is our moment to do something really important for everyone on this planet—that people are watching from around the world to see how we respond. And I agree with him.

I think this is the moment when we need to stand together as chefs, restaurateurs, and people who care about food to support Proposition 37. Whether or not you live or vote in California, please tell your friends, donate to the campaign right now, sign the petition below, and add your voice to this critical movement.

With hopefulness, 

Alice Waters

Sign the petition here! http://www.carighttoknow.org/chefs

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commented 2012-10-23 09:02:11 -0700 · Flag
We in FL care and want this right too! Siggy, the Ex Farmer’s Wife
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