Do you have family or friends living in California? If yes, I need two minutes of your time.
On Election Day, California voters will vote on a ballot initiative - Proposition 37 - that would require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. For me and my family, this will be the most important vote I cast this year.
California would be the first state to enact a GMO labeling law, setting the stage for nationwide change. In fact, noted food activist and author Michael Pollan wrote in a recent issue of The New York Times Magazine, “California’s Proposition 37…has the potential…to change the politics of food not just in California but nationally too.”
The polls are tight. Can you help the Environmental Working Group reach out to your friends and family in California and let them know how important this vote is? All you have to do is:
Forward this email to your friends.
Ask them to sign EWG’s pledge to vote “YES!” on Proposition 37 using this link: http://www.ewg.org/prop37.
Post the pledge to your Facebook wall and tweet it.
Remind them that early voting has already started!
The pesticide companies that genetically engineer our food and the big processed food companies that sell these products are spending millions to kill Prop 37. They’ll do whatever it takes to win - including running misleading attack ads that media fact checkers have already debunked.
The scientific debate about the effects of genetically engineered foods on our health is likely to continue for a long time. EWG believes much more research is needed to answer questions that should have been resolved before genetically engineered food was allowed to permeate the food supply. Meanwhile, we have a right to know if food has been genetically engineered before we buy it.
Don’t forget - please forward this email to your friends and family in California and spread the word to vote “YES!” on Proposition 37.
Working together, we can get genetically engineered foods labeled nationwide.