I normally don’t go on a political rant, but when something comes up that is important to the nation’s health, it warrants discussion. This November I am urging voters in the great state of California to get out and VOTE! Why you ask? Proposition 37, the initiative that would require the labeling of food that is bio-engineered or commonly known as foods containing GMO’s (genetically modified organisms).
I recently posted a question to my Facebook followers asking who knew that most of the corn in the United States is a biotech product that releases its own pesticide. A significant percentage responded with “I didn’t know that”. If you read that last line and said “What the heck is he talking about?” I urge you to do a Google search for “Monsanto”, “GMO Corn”, or “Corn Danger”. See what you find. You can also search for “GMO soybeans” and other foods as well. You could spend hours reading about the crap that is in our food supply and how it affects our health.
The scary thing is that most people don’t know about this. Proposition 37 can change that. If you were eating manufactured food, or feeding it to your family, wouldn’t you want to know? Do you think you have the right to? I certainly do. I wish this initiative passed years ago. It would have saved me years of research of finding which foods to avoid and which ones are truly natural food products.
You might by thinking, “I don’t live California, how does this affect me?” Well, California is one of the biggest economies in the world and unlike Las Vegas, often what happens there does not stay there. Often laws that are passed in California have a ripple effect that can seen across the nation. It for this reason that awareness and support for Prop 37 is necessary.
If you are from California, know someone that is, or are a proponent of eating real and organic food, I would urge you to share and get the word out. November is not far away.
Here a couple of websites where you can find out how to support Proposition 37 and your right to know if you are eating GMO food products: