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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

NEW AD: "Because food is love, food is life, food is family," VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 37.



VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 37 because we all have the right to know what's in our food. Learn more at: http://www.CARightToKnow.org

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Because food is love

Food is life

Food is family

We all have the right to know what's in our food.

That's why the California Nurses Association, consumer groups and thousands of others say Yes to 37.

Pesticide companies like Monsanto and Dow shouldn't be able to hide that they are genetically engineering our food.

61 other countries already have the right to know -- shouldn't we?

Prop. 37. Simple. Clear. Doesn't Cost a Dime.

Yes on 37. The right to know what's in our food

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Reply NEW AD: "Because food is love, food is life, food is family," VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 37. (Original post)
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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. RECENT PSA: Celebrities Say Vote Yes on GMO Labeling with Prop 37

http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/10/09/watch-stars-ask-public-to-vote-yes-gmo-labeling-with-prop-37/


WATCH: Stars Say Vote Yes on GMO Labeling with Prop 37

by Ali Berman October 9, 2012






Do you have the right to know whatís in your food? Hollywood says yes.

In a new PSA the stars came out to ask the public to vote yes on prop 37, a ballot initiative in California that will make it so companies have to label whether or not their foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Danny Devito, Dave Mathews, Emily Dechanel, Bill Maher, John Cho, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, KaDee Strickland and Kristin Bauer van Straten use some reverse psychology to say that you donít need to know what goes into your food. So what that China, Japan, Europe and other countries require foods with GMOs to be labeled. In America, we canít handle that kind of information so best to let the companies worry about our health and for us just to trust them. Sounds like a good health plan, right? Yeah. Not so much.

Check out the PSA and if you live in California, think about the importance of food labeling when you head to the ballot in November.

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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:46 PM

2. DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG - Food Fight: Debating Prop 37, Californiaís Landmark Initiative to Label GMO Food

http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2012/10/24?autostart=true

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPTS AT LINK


PART 1 - Food Fight: Debating Prop 37, Californiaís Landmark Initiative to Label GMO Food
On Election Day, California voters will decide on Proposition 37, which would make their state the first in the nation to require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The California Department of Public Health would be responsible for labeling everything from baby formula and instant coffee, to granola, canned soups and soy milk. Many major corporations, including Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Pepsi and Coke, are spending millions fighting the measure, which stands to impact labeling practices across the country. We host a debate on Prop 37 with two guests: Stacy Malkan, a longtime advocate for environmental health and spokesperson for the Yes on 37 California Right to Know campaign, and David Zilberman, professor of agricultural and resource economics at University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Center for Sustainable Resource Development.


PART 2 - Michael Pollan: Californiaís Prop 37 Fight to Label GMOs Could Galvanize Growing U.S. Food Movement
As California voters prepare to vote on whether to label GMOs in food, we go to Berkeley to discuss Prop 37 and its implications for the broader food system with journalist and best-selling author Michael Pollan. Among the nationís leading writers and thinkers on food and food policy, Pollan is the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Journalism. Heís written several books about food, including "The Botany of Desire," "The Omnivoreís Dilemma," "In Defense of Food: An Eaterís Manifesto," "Food Rules: An Eaterís Manual," and the forthcoming "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation."


PART 3 - Michael Pollan: From GMOs to NYCís Soda Ban, Local Efforts Challenge Agri-Giantsí National Control
From Californiaís Proposition 37 initiative to New York Cityís soda ban, journalist and best-selling author Michael Pollan argues that local efforts hold the key to challenging the agricultural industryís stranglehold over national food policy. With companies like Monsanto influencing Congress and state legislatures, Pollan warns the United States risks falling into a "two-class food system," where only those who can afford to live outside the industrial food system can access healthy ways to eat. Among the nationís leading writers and thinkers on food and food policy, Pollan is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Journalism and author of several best-selling books, including "In Defense of Food: An Eaterís Manifesto."



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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:32 AM

3. k&r - "food is love" - thanks for posting that! nt

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:22 PM

4. Does this mean YES on 37?

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Response to mackerel (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 07:16 PM

5. Yes, absolutely.

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