FAQ - Yes on Prop 37

FAQ


When is my ballot due?

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Your ballot must be returned to your county elections office by 8pm on Election Day. You can either mail it in or return it in person. If you mail it in, it is recommended that you drop it in the mail no later than the Wednesday BEFORE the Tuesday election.

 

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What is emergency vote-by-mail?

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During the 6 days before the election - and on Election Day - you may go to the office of your County Elections Official, apply for and vote an emergency vote-by-mail ballot at that office.  Emergency Vote-By-Mail ballots are only issued in person - please contact your County Elections Official to learn more.

 

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Who can vote by mail in California?

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Anyone can vote by mail in California. Whether you are temporarily living out of state, cannot get to the polls on election day or just find it easier to vote from the privacy of your living room, if you are registered to vote then you are allowed to vote by mail. Voting by mail in California is also referred to as early voting or absentee voting.

 

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Where can I pick up a voter registration form?

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You can pick up a voter registration form at your county elections office, local library or U.S. post office.

 

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When will I receive my ballot?

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If you are a permanent Vote by Mail voter, you will likely receive your ballot about three weeks before the election – ballots are typically mailed out by counties 29 days prior to the election.

 

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Where can I find the information for all of the propositions in California for the November 2012 election?

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The California Online Voter Guide is a non-partisan guide that lists all propositions, state and federal candidates for the state of California.  You can learn the facts about Proposition 37 and our simple plan to label foods that contain genetically-engineered ingredients here.

 

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What would happen if this type of contamination were to occur between genetically modified and non-genetically modified organisms?

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If contamination between genetically modified organisms and non-genetically modified organisms were to happen, it could negatively impact the economy for farmers and food companies, as well as the overall market.

 

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What happens when I register to vote in California?

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When the Office of the Registrar of Voters receives your voter registration card, they enter your information, including the image of your signature into their voter database. Then your information is sent to the Secretary of State, which verifies it against the DMV or Social Security records. This comparison normally takes 5 business days. If the comparison is successful, you are eligible to vote!

 

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Who can register to vote in California?

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You can register to vote in California if you are a citizen of the United States, a resident of the state of California, 18 years old or above by Election Day, are not in prison or county jail while serving a state jail sentence above one year and are not found to be mentally incompetent in a court of law. 

 

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How do I find my polling place?

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You can find your polling location by clicking here.

 

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What documents do I need to have to be able to register to vote?

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To register to vote in California, you will need either your California driver license or identification number - if you have one - or the last four digits of your social security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, the state will assign you a unique identification number.

 

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What countries currently require GMO labeling?

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More than 40 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India, Russia, Japan, Spain and the UK, require genetically engineered foods to be labeled. The United States is one of the only developed nations that does not require food producers to make consumers aware of genetically modified food.

 

The goal of the Right to Know measure is to make California the first state to require such labeling with the hope that all other states in the US will follow in allowing this important information to be made freely available to consumers.

 

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When did genetically modified foods hit the consumer market?

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The commercial sale of genetically modified foods began in 1994.

 

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I’ve heard that some genetically engineered foods contain the herbicide Roundup. Is this true?

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Roundup is a weed-killer produced by Monsanto. Monsanto has produced genetically engineered seeds that are resistant to Roundup, called Roundup Ready crops. This means that more of the herbicide can be sprayed onto the crops prior to harvest. But, as expert Malcom Kane noted, “One does not need to be an activist or overtly anti-GM to point out that herbicide-resistant crops come at the price of containing significant chemical residues of the active chemical in the commercial weed-killer.”

 

Roundup contains POEA (polyethoxylated tallow amine), which is known for its toxicity in wildlife. 

 

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What is the accepted daily intake (ADI) of glyphosate?

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In the EU and the US, the ADI is set at the highest dose at which no negative effects are found, and then dividing that number by 100. The current ADI for glyphosate is .3mg per kg of body weight per day. But some studies on rats have shown that there is no safe level of glyphosate and that even the lowest dose produced a toxic effect.

 

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How are Genetically Modified Organisms engineered?

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The technology is often called “genetic engineering”. It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another and also between non-related species.

 

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What kind of information do I need to put on the voter registration form?

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You need to fill out the form with your name, birth date, birthplace, address where you currently live, party preference, and your California Drivers License number, California ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. Then you must sign the form.

 

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Isn’t genetic modification a predictable practice?

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According to studies, genetically engineering organisms is done through a relatively “crude and imprecise” technique that could lead to the alterations in the functioning of the natural genes. 

 

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What are the environmental impacts of GMOs?

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Studies have shown that GMO crops contribute to the rising use of pesticides. Many of the herbicides involved in genetically modified organisms can have a negative impact on the environment. This includes causing harm to birds, bees and other insects as well as soil organisms and marine ecosystems. 

 

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Where would the GMO label be found on the food product? Would it be easy to find?

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The GMO label would be found on either the front or the back of the food product in a place that would be easy for the consumer to locate. In cases of items such as fish or produce that are not pre-packaged, grocery stores would post that information next to the product.

 

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What is a GMO?

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Genetically Engineered Foods/ GMOs are food or animal products that have their DNA altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria.

 

The World Health Organization defines GMOs as genetically modified organisms that have had their genetic material (DNA) altered in a way that does not naturally occur.

 

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What does GMO stand for?

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GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. These are plant or meat products that have had their DNA artificially altered by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. These genetic alterations occur in a laboratory and are not found in nature. This technology is also called “gene technology,” “recombinant DNA technology,” or “genetic engineering.”

 

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What foods are genetically modified?

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In the United States, there are currently nine genetically engineered crops on the market: corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, sugar beets, alfalfa, Hawaiian papaya, zucchini, and yellow crookneck squash. These ingredients appear in countless foods and consumer products – but because labeling for GMOS is not currently required, it’s usually not clear which products contain GMOs and which do not. 

 

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Who put California’s Right to Know measure on the ballot? How did the movement get started?

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California’s Right to Know was inspired by a belief that consumers should be given the necessary tools to make informed food purchases. Thousands of volunteers took to the streets to gather signatures for this measure, many of them moms and grandmothers who are demanding to know what’s in the food they eat and feed their families. Nearly one million Californians signed the petition to get this on the ballot for the election on November 6, 2012.

 

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Who opposes the Right to Know ballot measure?

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Chemical and agribusiness corporations with a vested interest in producing GMOs have already spent millions of dollars lobbying the government to keep genetically engineered foods unlabeled, even though labeling these foods is standard in most of the industrialized world. 

 

The main opposition is “Stop Costly Food Labeling,” a front group backed by two trade groups based in Washington D.C. These groups are the Biotechnology Industry Organization and Grocery Manufacturers Association, which are funded by corporations like Monsanto, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Kraft and other large food manufacturers that routinely market genetically engineered foods as “natural.”

 

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Are genetically engineered foods safe for kids to eat?

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It is unclear whether GMOs are safe to eat for either children or adults. While the science is still inconclusive, many people believe that genetically modified foods may cause food allergies in children. Many foods that contain GMOs are currently labeled as natural products - but they have been engineered and contain genetic material from viruses, bacteria, or other plants and animals. 

 

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Why should we support labeling GMOs?

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Some people agree with scientists who are concerned about the long-term health effects of GMOs, while others are not concerned. But almost everyone agrees we should have the right to know before we eat foods containing GMOs and certainly before we feed these foods to our families.

 

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Would the Right to Know initiative cause food prices to increase?

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Studies have shown that the Right to Know measure will not cause an increase in food prices. By adding just a few words to the food label at no extra cost to the food producer, Right to Know will enable Californians to be more informed consumers and be empowered to make better decisions about the food that they purchase.

 

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Will Right to Know cost California taxpayers money?

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No, California’s Right to Know ballot measure will not raise food prices. The measure simply requires that foods produced through genetic engineering must disclose this fact on food packaging or labels. Companies have 18 months to change their labels – a time frame companies typically use to change their labels anyway – so the measure is not intended to impose extra costs on food companies. 

 

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After I send in my voter registration form, how do I figure out where to vote?

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County election officials will send a sample ballot that will instruct you where to vote. Or, you can call your county election office to inquire.

 

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What is it important for Californians to know if they are purchasing made through genetic engineering?

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All California consumers should have the right to make an informed decision about the food they purchase for themselves and their families. Without GMO labeling, it is almost impossible to tell whether food has been genetically engineered. This widespread lack of information is what the Right to Know ballot measure aims to change. 

 

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Are genetically modified foods tested to determine if they could cause allergic reactions?

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There is no thorough testing done on genetically modified foods with regard to “allergenicity.” Additionally, genetic engineering alters food’s DNA, which can create new proteins that cause allergies.

 

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What percent of American voters support labels for genetically engineered foods?

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Polls have shown that 91% of voters nationwide support GMO labeling. 81% “strongly favor” a proposal that would require genetically modified foods to be identified on the label. The public clearly believes that they have the right to know what is in the food that they are eating.

 

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When can I vote on the Right to Know measure?

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You can vote for the Right to Know ballot measure during the November 6, 2012 election. For more information about registering to vote, please visit the California Secretary of State website.

 

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Are GMO foods regulated for safety?

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In the United States, genetically engineered foods are not strictly monitored. Monsanto has said that “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.” On the other hand, the FDA has said, “Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety.”

Footnote: US Food and Drug Administration. Statement of policy: Foods derived from new plant varieties. FDA Federal Register. 29 May 1992; 57(104): 229.

 

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What will happen if the Right to Know ballot initiative is passed?

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If passed, California’s Right to Know initiative would allow California’s consumers to make more informed choices by requiring that foods produced through genetic engineering sold in retail outlets (like grocery stores) be labeled. In addition to this disclosure, genetically engineered foods would be prohibited from being advertised as “natural.”

 

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How can I cook without GMOs?

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Eat GMO-free! There are plenty of GMO-free recipes out there - here are a few of our favorites:


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Are GMOs contributing to the rise in obesity?

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While the rise of GMOs in our food has corresponded with a sharp uptick in childhood obesity, there is not conclusive proof as to whether they are contributing to the epidemic or not. The science is just not clear, which is why we want clear and simple labels so California families can make informed decisions for themselves. 

 


Are there any regulations currently in place to monitor GMO foods? What is the FDA currently doing to protect consumers from harmful GMOs?

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Many experts believe that current GMO testing standards are inadequate and that there is no way to be sure that GMOs are safe for human consumption. GMO safety testing is left in the hands of the very companies that use genetically engineered ingredients, rather than the FDA or another government agency. 

 

The lack of adequate safety testing and research is why requiring labels on genetically modified foods is so important.

 

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Can genetically modified crops and non-genetically modified crops be grown together?

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Not safely. There is a significant risk that genetically engineered crops can contaminate natural crops and organic crops. 

 

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What foods are GMO-free?

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e following is a list of companies who do not use genetically engineered ingredients in their products:

 

Dairy

Alta Dena Organics

Butterworks Farm

Harmony Hills Dairy

Horizon Organic

Kirkland Organic

Lactaid Organic (organic only)

Morningland Dairy

Nancy’s Organic Dairy

Natural by Nature

Noris Organic

Oregon Ice Cream Company

(Alden’s, Julie’s)

Organic Valley Dairy

Pacific Village

Radiance Dairy

Rogue Creamery

Safeway Organic Brand

Seven Stars Farm

Straus Family Creamery

Stremick's Heritage organic

Stonyfield Farm

Trader Joe's (organic line)

Wallaby

Whole Foods organic line

Wisconsin Organics

Woodstock Farms

Alpenrose Dairy

Beecher’s butter

Berkeley Farms

Bravo Farms cheese

Clover Stornetta Farms

Cowgirl creamery

Eberhard

Fred Meyer / Mountain Dairy

Joseph Farms Cheese

Mallories

Market of Choice

Oregon Gourmet cheese

Rogue Creamery

Rose Valley butter

Sunshine Dairy Foods

Tillamook Cheese

Trader Joe's store brand

Umpqua

Western Family

Wilcox Family Farms

Willamette Valley cheese

Yami

Chippewa Valley Cheese

Erivan Dairy Yogurt

Promised Land Dairy

Westby Cooperative Creamery

Blythedale Farm Cheese

Crescent Creamery

Derle Farms (milk with “no rBST” label only)

Erivan Dairy Yogurt

Farmland Dairies

Oakhurst Dairy

Trader Joe's store brand

Wilcox Dairy (rBST-free dairy line only)

 

Alternative Dairy Products

Belsoy

EdenSoy

Imagine Foods/Soy Dream

Nancy’s Cultured Soy

Organic Valley Soy

Pacific Soy

Silk

Soy Delicious

Sun Soy

Stonyfield Farm O’Soy

Tofutti

Trader Joe’s brand

VitaSoy/Nasoya

WestSoy

WholeSoy

Yves The Good Slice

Zen Don

 

 

Baby Food and Formula

Baby’s Only (certified organic products)

Earth’s Best

Gerber products

HAPPYBABY

Mom Made Meals

Organic Baby

Plum Organics

Tastybaby

 

Baked Goods

Alvarado Street Bakery

Arrowhead Mills (organic line)

Bakery on Main

Berlin Natural Bakery

Bob’s Red Mill (organic line)

Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods

Dr Oetker Organics

Eden

French Meadow

Natural Ovens Bakery (organic line)

Nature’s Path

Rudi's Organic Bakery

Rumford Baking Powder

Safeway O brand (organic)

Trader Joe's brand

 

Cereal and Bars

Ambrosial Granola

Barbara’s (organic line)

Cascadian Farms

Eden

EnviroKidz

Golden Temple

Grandy Oats

Health Valley (organic line)

Lundberg® Purely Organic

Rice Cereal

Nature’s Path

Nonuttin'

Omega Smart Bars

Peace Cereal Organic

Ruth's

Safeway O brand (organic)

Simple Sweets

Sunridge Farms

Trader Joe's brand

Whole Foods 365

 

 

Chocolate

Chocolove

Endangered Species Chocolate

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

Kopali Organics

Lindt Chocolate

Newman’s Own

Nonuttin'

Woodstock Farms (organic)

 

Candy

Jelly Belly

Pure Fun Confections

Reed’s Crystallized Ginger

candy (certified organic)

St. Claire Organic

Sunridge Farms

 

 

Energy Bars

Clif Bar

Divine Foods

Genisoy Bars

GoodOnYa Bar

Lara Bar

Luna Bar

Macrobars

MacroLife Naturals

Mojo (Clif Bar)

Nature’s Path

Nutiva

Odwalla

Organic Food Bar

Optimum Energy Bar

Organic Food Bar

Ruth's

Weil by Nature’s Path Organic

Z Bars (Clif Bar)

 

Grains and Pasta

Amy's

Annie's

Bob's Red Mill, organic line

Casbah (Hain-Celestial)

Dr. McDougall's Right Foods

Eden certified organic grains

Fantastic Foods

Field Day

Ian's Natural Foods

Kamut

Lotus Foods

Lundberg Family Farms

Organic Planet

Rising Moon

Seeds of Change (organic meals)

Sensations

Sunridge Farms

Trader Joe's store brand

Vita-Spelt pasta

Whole Foods 365

 

Juices and Sodas

After the Fall organic juices

Big Island Organics

Blue Sky

Cascadian Farm

Crofters Organic

Eden

Odwalla

Quinoa Gold

R.W. Knudsen organic juices and spritzers (Smucker’s)

Santa Cruz Organic (Smucker’s)

Sea20 Organic Energy Drink

Teeccino Herbal Caffe

Walnut Acres Organic Juices

 

 

Canned Foods

Amy’s

Annie’s

Eden

ShariAnn’s certified organic beans

Trader Joe's store brands

Westbrae certified organic beans

Whole Foods 365

Woodstock Farms

Yves Veggie Cuisine (Hain Celestial)

 

Soups and Sauces

Amy’s

Annie’s

Eden

Emerald Valley Kitchen

Fantastic Foods

Field Day

Green Mountain Gringo

Hain

Health Valley / Westbrae

Imagine Natural

Muir Glen Organic

Rising Moon

ShariAnn’s Organics

Seeds of Change

Trader Joe’s store brands

(Trader Joe’s, Trader Jose’s,

Trader Giotto’s)

Walnut Acres

Whole Foods 365

 

Frozen Foods

A.C. LaRocco

Amy’s Kitchen

Cascadian Farms Organic frozen meals and vegetables

Cedarlane

Helen’s Kitchen

Ian’s Natural Foods

Linda McCartney frozen meals

Mom Made Meals

Morningstar Farms (organic line only)

Rising Moon

The Simple Soyman

Trader Joe's store brands

Woodstock Farms

 

Dressings, Oils and Spreads

Annie’s

Bountiful Bean

Bragg’s liquid amino

Carrington Farms Flax Seed

Crofter's Organic

Drew’s salad dressing

Eden

Emerald Cove

Emperor’s Kitchen

Emerald Valley Kitchen

Field Day

Follow Your Heart

Harvest Moon Mushrooms

I.M. Health SoyNut Butters

Ian’s Natural Foods

Krazy Ketchup

Maranatha Nut Butters

Miso Master

Muir Glen organic

tomato ketchup

Nasoya

Newmans Own Organic

Ruth’s

The Simple Soyman

Spectrum oils and dressings

SushiSonic Asian Condiments

Trader Joe's store brands

Tropical Traditions

Vegan by Nature Buttery Spreads

Vigoa Cuisine

Whole Foods 365

Wholemato

Woodstock Farms

 

Cookies, Chips and Snacks

Barbara’s (organic line)

Bearitos/Little Bear Organics

(Hain Celestial)

Earthly Treats

Eco-Planet

Eden

Field Day

FritoLay Lay's Naturals potato chips (“Naturals” potato chips ONLY)

Garden of Eatin’

Grandy Oats

Hain Pure Snax/Hain Pure Foods

Health Valley

Ian's Natural Foods

Kettle Foods

Kopali Organics

Late July Organic Snacks

Mary's Gone Crackers

Namaste Foods

Nature’s Path Organic

Newman’s Own Organics & Newman’s Own (except salad dressing)

Peeled Snacks

Plum Organics Tots

Revolution Foods

Tasty Brand

Ruth’s

Simple Sweets

Sunridge Farms

Safeway O organic brand

Trader Joe's store brand

Woodstock Farms (organic)

 

Sweeteners

C&H Pure Cane Sugar

Brer Rabbit molasses

Eden

Florida Crystals (organic, natural and demerara)

Grandma's Best Molasses

Sweet Cloud

Tropical Traditions

Trader Joe's brand (Pure cane sugar, raw sugar, brown sugar, organic sugars)

Wholesome Sweetners (organic sugars, molasses, blue agave syrups, Organic Zero)

Woodstock Farms (organic)

 

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Where can I find out which food producers do or do not use GMOs in their products?

A:

The Center for Food Safety publishes a list of common genetically modified and non-genetically modified products that can serve as a helpful purchasing guide. However, until all genetically modified food products have labels, it will be impossible to be fully aware of the content of what you and your family are eating. 

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


I am a college student living on or near campus, rather than at home. Can I register to vote with my college residence address?

A:

Like all eligible citizens, any college student may register to vote using either their college residence address or family residence. California law allows college students to establish legal residence where they attend school if they chose to do so.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


Can I trust foods labeled “organic”? Are these foods sometimes genetically engineered?

A:

USDA Certified Organic products do not contain genetically modified ingredients. However, products that are labeled “natural” or “all-natural” are not necessarily GMO-free. This is why the Right to Know measure is so important – it would eliminate consumer confusion and allow Californians to clearly recognize which products truly have not been genetically engineered.


Do genetically modified crops really have a higher yield?

A:

Studies have found that, at best, crops that have been genetically engineered provide the same yields as non-genetically modified crops. 

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


Do I have to join a political party in order to vote?

A:

No, not necessarily. On the voter registration form, you will be asked to choose a political party. You may choose one of the parties listed, or you can select “No Party Preference,” which means you do not wish to be affiliated with any political party. If you leave this field blank, you will be assigned to “No Party Preference” and will be considered an “Independent Voter.”


Can GMOs make me sick?

A:

There are no conclusive scientific studies proving that genetically engineered foods are safe to eat, and no long-term human health studies have been conducted.  A growing body of science links GMOs to an increase in food allergies and other health risks. Inconclusive science makes it even more important that we label foods that include GMOs so consumers can make their own decisions. 

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


Do I have to vote for every race on the ballot?

A:

No, you are not required to vote for every race on the ballot. But it is, of course, highly recommended. And we hope you will vote YES on Proposition 37 and JOIN us today to support our campaign to guarantee we have the Right to Know What’s in our Food!

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


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published this page 2012-09-11 18:28:44 -0700