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Fight Over Genetically Engineered Crops on Calif. Ballot


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, politics, media, California vote on genetically engineere, Sustainabililty, green, greenliving, greenproducts, eco-friendly, food )

Cal
- 831 days ago - usatoday.com
A high-stakes food fight in California is getting more heated. A proposal to require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients has qualified to appear on the state ballot Nov. 6.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 2:04 am
Thanks for the update.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:32 am
People have a right to know what they are eating. They also have a right to know what the issues are. If the genetic engineers believe that they are saving the world, they should come forward and say why and how,
People are then entitled to choose between yes and no, but also between possibly safer alternative ways to save the world from starvation.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:27 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

John S. (304)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 7:50 am
Thanks, I don't see any problem with labeling what it is.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 8:35 am
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Terry King (109)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 8:46 am
People should also have the right to choose uncontaminated produce. Unfortunately, due to cross pollination and the control of our seed stocks by Monsanto, we no longer have that choice in many cases.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 11:21 am
40 other countries label their GMO- foods - only here is it a major issue that doesn't get resolved. Could it have anything at all to do with the money Congress gets from Monsanto, I wonder?????
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 11:49 am
I want that in Indiana
 

Kim C. (3)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 12:41 pm
I don't want to consume GMO anything. I have the right to know what I am eating. Our labeling laws don't go far enough either. FDA doesn't require GMO's to actually be tested for safety. The EPA should ban them as they are already causing dieasterous results with the insect population. GMO's are killing off the bees. The insect that damage and destroy the crops are developing immunity to GMO's.

The bottom line is "Don't mess with Mother Nature".
 

Debra Van Way (12)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 12:53 pm
Monsanto has been fighting this tooth and nail and every other way. If their crap WAS safe, they would have labeled it from the git-go gladly. They would have advertised it. They have done quite the opposite. Obviously, there are problems with their crap and it isn't good or safe to be fed to anyone or anything. We need to get rid of their "purchased" politicians and " government officials" that have proven they will sell their souls for money. They have been sneaky from the very beginning-that SCREAMS their guilt and underhandedness. Start hurting them by not purchasing processed food. Try to buy as much organic food as you can. Tell your grocery stores you want to see labels on all they sell or you will not purchase from them. If you have space-put in your own organic vegetable beds. Go to farmer's markets. Can or freeze fruit and vegetables. It is easy to do and then YOU know exactly what you are eating and where it came from and how it was actually processed. You are then the one in control-not Monsanto, not their bought and paid for oficials, just YOU.
 

Brian M. (160)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 1:52 pm
GMO foods should be labelled.
 

Jean C. (18)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 2:09 pm
In Connecticut - our Congress and State Senators voted for GMO labeling, but our blankety blankety Governor Malloy shot it down. I wonder who's in his pocket? I will refrain from using every swear word in the book on him, but you get the message... He is not well liked in this state because of this.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:45 pm
I live in California and I will be voting.

GMO's must be labeled! I would prefer that GMO's are banned completely like they are in Europe.

Yep, "you betcha" I am voting on this issue...!

Ty, Cal.
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Edgar Zuim (48)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:46 pm
Thanks.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:47 pm
Cigarettes and alcohol have warning labels. Does it stop people from buying? Nope. What are they afraid of if they do label? Like they are going to be sued or something? What are they really hiding? I bet when the CEOs go home, they slip out of their human costumes and crawl around on the walls and ceilings like the cockroaches they are.
Moo ha ha to all the humanoids...we will poison your planet, and then take over..we have all the time in the world.The winds will carry the seeds and we won't have to do a thing. Moo ha ha, dumb earthlings!
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 6:24 pm
Oh yeah! I'll be voting...now get ready for the big Monsanto SCAMpaign telling us food prices will go up with labeling, blah, blah, and all the rest of their frankensh*t. If big business can win in WI against the people's best interest, they'll be betting that they can do it here in CA too. We know what we are up against and it will be a helluva fight.
 

Dianne Lane (39)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 7:25 pm
I'm not so sure about this! But then I go for all natural foods!
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 7:48 pm
Thanks Cal. Read and noted. I would like to see this passed by the voters in California as it just might start big movement in other states. At least I can hope.
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 7:56 pm
Thanks Cal.....I agree with Jim, I think GMO products should be labeled. But, the smartest thing to do would be to BANNED GMO products. Monsanto doesn't give a s**t what they are selling to people. Just like the government, they don't care, either. Monsanto and the government are working together, there's big money in making people sick or killing them. BANNED Monsanto and the government, they are both worthless!!!!!!!!!!!
 

cathie Buchanan (113)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 9:34 pm
i think this has an excellent chance of passing in california because californians have a love affair with food. californians have been ahead of the game for decades when it comes to eating healthy and wanting to know what it is they are eating. there is no additional cost to labeling. that scare tactic is utter BS. the organic ice cream makers that do not use rbgh in their cows have to put the stupid label that "rbgh is not known to cause ill health effects". idiots that genetically modify the food can put a simple two line label on their products. boo hoo!
 

Lucy Bell (9)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 1:10 am
""This is really an attempt to ban" these foods, says Brandon Castillo". No it's not. If people want to eat genetically engineered foods, they can. Just don't push them down the throats of the people who prefer natural ingredients. We are entitled to that sort of information in order to make our own choices
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:49 am
Thanks Cal. Posted in our group Global Alliance to Ban GMOs
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 5:25 am
Labeling is not good enough. Only a ban of GMO is the right thing.
 

cathie Buchanan (113)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:24 am
true, only a ban is the right thing. there are tens of thousands more food allergies than ever before, and started occurring more frequently when GMOs were put on the market without telling anyone about it. GMOs also contain more sugars since they are grown with chemical fertilizers to get them to grow bigger. and does anyone wonder why diabetes is so out of control? using recombinant dna methods to alter food was never part of the biological plan that enables human bodies to digest food for the nutrients needed. the birds and the bees worked extremely well at pollinating food. now we are having a bee extinction because of the chemicals required to grown GMOs. no more GMOs! bring back the small family farms, stop writing city ordinances that prohibits small animals from being grown in backyards, stop writing city ordinances that prohibits front yards for being used to grow food gardens.
 

Quinton Smith (40)
Friday June 15, 2012, 1:42 pm
GMOs is not food it is a way for big company's to sale chemical fertilizer an GM seeds to farmers "IT IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AN THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY" if you want safe food you better start growing your own. =^..^=
 

Emily Drew (88)
Monday August 13, 2012, 4:14 pm
Noted thank you!
 
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