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Check out this morning's debate on KPFA on the morning show with Brian Edwards-Tiekert. Hear all about who is behind the No on 37 campaign, the arguments they are using to keep consumers in the dark about genetic engineering, and how little sense they make! Yes on 37 California Right to Know media director Stacy Malkan takes on Jamie Johansson representing the No side. Who do you think won this one? We'd love to hear your thoughts! As always, feedback welcome to help us sharpen our game.
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For press inquiries, contact Stacy Malkan at email@example.com or 510-848-5701.
By Stacy Malkan
This November, Californians will vote on a question that affects all of us – do we have the right to know what’s in our food? A huge majority of people across the political spectrum are saying yes, we do; and they want to know specifically if their food has been genetically engineered in a lab.
“In a country seemingly dominated by partisan polarization on everything from the cause of hurricanes to the state of the economy, it’s hard to find issues, outside of motherhood and apple pie, that can muster over 90 percent support,” respected national pollster Mark Mellman wrote in the Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill.
In a recent survey, he found one. “Voters express almost unanimous support for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods,” Mellman wrote.
FOOD SAFETY NEWS, by James Andrews, July 11, 2012
California's Office of the Secretary of State announced on Monday that the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative, will appear on voter ballots as Proposition 37 for the November 6 elections.
If passed, Prop. 37 would make California the first state in the U.S. to require labeling of most foods made with genetically modified organisms -- those given specific changes to their DNA through genetic engineering techniques.
June 15, 2012
Do we have the right to know what's in our food?
In an era of political polarization, Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: about 90 percent in both parties tell pollsters they want to know if they're eating genetically modified food. Listen in on a debate with Amy Harmon of New York Times, Stacy Malkan of California Right to Know campaign and biotech representative Jamie Johansson.
Click here to watch KCRW's coverage.
USA TODAY, by Elizabeth Weise, June 12, 2012
A high-stakes food fight in California is getting more heated. A proposal to require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients has qualified to appear on the state ballot Nov. 6.
That puts California on the front line of a national fight over genetically engineered crops. Such crops have had their DNA artificially altered by genes from other plants, animals, viruses or bacteria, says Stacy Malkan, a spokeswoman for the California Right to Know group, which launched the ballot measure.