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THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!

Prop 37 - Label GMOs Education & Volunteer Meeting In Ocean Beach

  • When Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market ,
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Community, Culinary, Health, Lectures
  • Cost Free
Graphic logo for Right To Know GMO - Label Genetically Engineered Foods. Courtesy of California Right To Know.

Above: Graphic logo for Right To Know GMO - Label Genetically Engineered Foods. Courtesy of California Right To Know.

Learn more about Genetically Engineered Organisms (GMOs) and how Proposition 37 will require labeling of foods that contain GMOs. Join our grassroots citizen's movement working for greater transparency and honesty in our food supply.

Learn how you can help by participating in organized events to educate San Diego County voters about Genetically Engineered food ingredients so they can make an informed vote about Prop 37 on the November 6 ballot.

Visit www.CARightToKnow.org or email Sarah at sjsedgwick808@gmail.com for more information.

Location: Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market 4765 Voltaire St San Diego, CA 92107 (Google Maps)

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DaleProp37 | September 29, 2012 at 1:13 p.m. ― 1 year, 6 months ago

Nearly 50 countries require labels on Genetically Engineered food (GMOs), and many of these also have severe restrictions or bans against GMO food production or sale. The U.S. and Canada are two of the only developed nations in the world without GMO labeling.

PROPOSITION 37 (The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act) is a common sense initiative that would require non exempt foods and beverages sold in California retail stores to be labeled if they are produced with Genetic Engineering or contain Genetically Engineered ingredients. The initiative simply requires that a notation be added either on the front or back package stating that the food is "Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering", or "May be Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering". For whole foods that are not packaged, such as sweet corn or fresh fish, store shelves would be required to post a sign or label stating the phrase "Genetically Engineered". In addition to this disclosure, Genetically Engineered foods would be prohibited from being advertised as ‘Natural’. This makes sense since Genetically Engineered food by definition of their creators is not natural.

Packaged foods already have labels showing nutrition, allergy information and other facts consumers want to know. Contrary to the misrepresentation of corporate opponents, PROP 37 is easy to comply with and does not create new bureaucracies, force manufactures to change ingredients or ban the use of genetic engineering.

The most common Genetically Engineered crops are Corn, Soy, Canola, Sugar Beets, Cotton, Hawaiian Papaya, Alfalfa, and Squash (zucchini and yellow). However GMOs are also processed into common food ingredients such as: Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins and Yeast Products.

PROPOSITION 37 will make it easier for consumers to know if the food they buy contains GMOs without having to make sense of a long list of unfamiliar ingredients.

The founder of PROP 37, a Grandmother from Chico, is joined by thousands of Californian citizens fighting for honesty and transparency in our food labeling. Unlike the multinational chemical and junk food manufactures who oppose PROP 37 because they fear loss of profits from the rejection of their never proven safe GMOs, we have nothing to financially gain or loose by the outcome of PROP 37. We fight for the belief that we have the right to know what’s in the food we’re eating and feeding to our families and that we all deserve to make a fully informed choice.

Read the proposed law and learn more about Genetically Engineered Food and PROP 37at http://carighttoknow.org

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