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The San Francisco Tesla Society
presents a free presentation featuring
The Push for Mandatory GMO Food Labeling in California"
Sunday, September 9, 2012
1 - 5 p.m. at the
TechShop - San Francisco
926 Howard Street (near 5th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
828 scientists from 84 countries sent an
open letter to all governments 12
years ago calling for the immediate suspension of all environmental releases of
GM crops and products, both commercially and in open field trials.
have documented harmful effects of GMO foods. The FDA has declared that
GMO's are safe despite disturbing warnings from its own scientists.
GMO food labeling is currently mandatory
in 40 countries including China. An estimated
70% of all food in the United States contains GMO's or traces of GMO's.
By contrast, less that 5% of foods in Europe contain GMO's. GMO foods have
been rejected by European consumers since 1997 when European GMO food
labeling became mandatory. Big ag companies may fear the same rejection by
U.S consumers if GMO labeling becomes mandatory here.
The California Right to Know -
Proposition 37 campaign to label genetically engineered foods in California
is a true a grassroots movement started by a persistent grandmother in
Chico. Millions of Californians have come together to stand united on this
issue to fight against
big pesticide and ag-biotech
companies. If passed, Proposition 37 will require that foods sold in California containing
genetically modified organisms will have to be labeled as "GMO" foods..
California consumers will have the information necessary to make a more informed
choice for the foods they want to purchase. Opponents claim that GMO foods
are perfectly safe
and that GMO labeling will
increase food costs.
Rachel Pachivas is the Northern California Field
Coordinator for the Prop 37
California Right To Know