News from Organic Consumers –
The giant food (GMO) producers want to stop the new California ‘honest label’ law!
Kellogg’s (Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms); General Mills (Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar); Dean Foods (Horizon, Silk, White Wave); Smucker’s (R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic); Coca-Cola (Honest Tea, Odwalla); Safeway (“O” Organics); Kraft (Boca Burgers and Back to Nature); Con-Agra (Orville Redenbacher’s Organic, Hunt’s Organic, Lightlife); and PepsiCo (Naked Juice, Tostito’s Organic, Tropicana Organic).
California’s Prop 37 will not only require labels on genetically engineered foods, but will also ban the fraudulent (and highly profitable) industry practice of marketing GMO-tainted foods as “natural.” Big Biotech and Big Food corporations already have dumped $25 million dollars into defeating Prop 37. The “Yes on 37″ campaign has raised only $3 million so far, in part because most of the wealthy organic elite (Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Stonyfield, etc.) are still sitting on the sidelines. . . . ( more + take-action option)
ALSO – From Our Tiny Earth: An Open Letter to Monsanto
In reference to Prop 37, You claim that the labeling of Genetically Modified foods is misleading. You claim that there is “No scientific justification for special labeling.” In your article, “Taking a Stand”, you make a lot of claims to the safety of genetically modified foods, but you show absolutely zero evidence. I have the following evidence, now show me yours. If this isn’t enough, I’ll gladly get you more. . . ” [lists sources]