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|Alfalfa (first planting 2011)||Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop)||Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011)|
|Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011)||Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)||Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011)|
|Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010)||Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 25,000 acres)||Animal products (milk, meat, eggs, honey, etc.) because of contamination in feed|
Common ingredients derived from these ubiquitous GM crops, which are added to the majority of U.S. processed foods, include:5
|Amino Acids||Aspartame||Ascorbic Acid||Sodium Ascorbate|
|Vitamin C||Citric Acid||Sodium Citrate||Ethanol|
|Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”)||High-Fructose Corn Syrup||Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein||Lactic Acid|
|Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)||Xanthan Gum||Vitamins||Yeast Products|
Time is Running Out to Help Support GM Labeling With Proposition 37
Currently, a major problem facing Americans is forced ignorance. Even though many are undoubtedly concerned about the environment and the future of their children, they can’t opt to avoid GM foods even if they want to, simply because the U.S. refuses to label them.
This must change – and California stands poised to decide the fate of Proposition 37, which would require genetically engineered foods to be identified on the label, on November 6.
Although many organic consumers and natural health activists already understand the importance of Proposition 37, it cannot be overemphasized that winning the battle over Prop 37 is perhaps the most important food fight Americans – not just Californians – have faced so far. But in order to win this fight for the right to know what’s in our food, we need your help, as the biotech industry is spending tens of millions of dollars for their propaganda.
Please remember, the ONLY reason they’re spending this amount of cash to “inform” you in this debate is because they want to PREVENT you from ever knowing that the foods you buy contain genetically engineered ingredients – and this includes trusted organic and all-natural brands! Ask yourself WHY?
Could it be because dozens of studies have now provided scientific evidence that GE foods cause severe health problems, including multiple organ damage and massive cancerous tumors in the first-ever lifetime feeding study?
The failure or success of this ballot initiative is wholly dependent on your support and funding! There are no major industry pockets funding this endeavor. In order to have a chance against the deep pockets of Big Biotech and transnational food corporations, it needs donations from average citizens.
So please, I strongly encourage you to make a donation to this cause. You can also contact EVERY person you know that lives in California and encourage them to view some of these videos and get educated on the issues so they can avoid succumbing to the propaganda, as Monsanto and company are paying tens of millions of dollars to deceive the voters in California.
We need EVERY vote we can to win in November.
The election is just over ONE week away.
It’s important to realize that getting this law passed in California would have the same overall effect as a national law, as large companies are not likely going to label their products as genetically engineered when sold in California (the 8th largest economy in the world), but not when sold in other states. Doing so would be a costly PR disaster. So please, I urge you to get involved and help in any way you can, regardless of what state you live in.
- Whether you live in California or not, please donate money to this historic effort, through the Organic Consumers Fund.
- If you live in California and want to get involved, please contact CARightToKnow.org. They will go through all volunteer requests to put you into a position that is suitable for you, based on your stated interests and location.
- No matter where you live, please help spread the word in your personal networks, on Facebook, and Twitter. For help with the messaging, please see CARightToKnow.org.
- Talk to organic producers and stores and ask them to actively support the California Ballot. It may be the only chance we have to label genetically engineered foods.
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