Yes on 37

Companies should label food products if they contain GMOs

It’s simple, really: A company should not be allowed to label a food product “natural” if it contains genetically modified organisms.

This is why Californians should lead the way—again—and vote yes on Proposition 37, the Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative, which would require notice on foods made with plants or animals that have been genetically altered.

The law would also stop companies from calling food “natural” if it isn’t.

More and more Americans are eating healthier. And they want to know what exactly is in the food that they put into their bodies.

Yes, Prop. 37 allows for certain exemptions that, in time, could be exploited by businesses trying to sidestep labeling. But at the end of the day, people should know what’s in their food.

Companies such as Monsanto, General Mills, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company and others shouldn’t hide ingredients from consumers. But those companies and dozens more have donated some $25 million to the No on 37 effort (see “Who’s who of Prop. 37” by Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia, SN&R Green Days, page 15). This is not to mention Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Markets, who haven’t donated to the yes or no side—but should weigh in on the debate, since a huge chunk of their profits comes from the natural-foods industry.

SN&R encourages them and voters to join the yes-on-37 team.