by Stacy Malkan/ Yes on 37 / October 15, 2012
The world’s largest pesticide companies are spending One Million Dollars a Day to confuse California voters about Proposition 37 — a simple label that will give us the right to know what’s in our food.
A Million a Day in TV ads can buy lots of confusion, but it can’t buy facts.
Here are the facts about Prop 37:
- No cost to consumers: Adding a few words to labels costs nothing. Labeling didn’t raise costs in 50 other countries and won’t raise costs here. It won’t add red tape or bureaucracy either, and the only independent study on Prop 37 confirms these facts. Read the Truth about Cost.
- No incentives for lawsuits: With no incentives for lawyers to sue, the opposition’s stories about “shakedown lawsuits” make no sense whatsoever. Prop 37 is straightforward and easy for businesses to follow; there will be no need for lawsuits. Companies will label for genetic engineering just like they label calories and fat. Retailers have special protections under the law. Read the Truth about Lawsuits.
- Exemptions are common sense: Prop 37 exempts products that have no ingredient labels, such as restaurant food and alcohol. But it will cover meat from genetically engineered animals. The opposition is trying to confuse voters about exemptions — and to do it, they are running ads featuring a fringe radical scientist who think nuclear radiation is good for our health — all because they don’t want to label genetically engineered foods. Read the Truth about Exemptions.
- California farmers are FOR Prop 37: Thousands of California farmers, all the leading businesses in the natural and sustainable food sector, and all the leading labor groups — United Farm Workers, United Food and Commercial Workers, and California Labor Federation — are saying YES ON 37.
Stand with the leading HEALTH, FAITH, LABOR and CONSUMER groups. Stand up against the PESTICIDE COMPANIES that are trying to buy your vote! VOTE YES ON 37
Meeting Thursday Oct 18th at People’s for Volunteers For Prop 37
Work to “get genetically engineered foods” labeled in California. Meet upstairs in dining room. For more info : firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Thursday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Additional date(s): Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market, 4765 Voltaire Street, San Diego, 92107