No on 37 Campaign Ads are Ludicrous
Pet food is their best defense? We're scratching our heads about this print ad from the No on Prop 37 campaign, which showed up yesterday in the Monterey Herald. This guy looks as confused as the opposition. The ad is not very compelling, but it is -- this may not surprise you -- incorrect.
Yes that slab of steak would in fact be labeled under Proposition 37, if the steak came from a cow that was genetically engineered. Same goes for milk or cheese that came from a genetically engineered cow; it would be labeled, despite the opposition's full-color charts claiming otherwise (they seem to have lots of time to make charts over there).
Cows have not yet been genetically engineered, but the first genetically engineered animal in the human food supply -- a salmon mixed with the genes of an eel to make it grow twice as fast -- may be heading to stores soon, but we won't know it unless we pass Proposition 37.
As for pet food, they may have gotten us there. While the initiative clearly states that it is about genetically engineered food for humans, pet food is not specifically exempted. But now that you mention it, we have a right to know what's in our pet's food too.
Onward, and remember: you can't believe everything you see on TV!
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