Debunking Myths About Prop 37

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As of October 27, 2012, about $41.3 million had been donated to the "No on 37" campaign effort. The top five donors are Monsanto with $7,115,237, E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. with $4,900,000, Pepsico, Inc. with $2,145,400, DOW Agrisciences with $2,000,000, and Bayer Cropscience with $2,000,000.

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They’re working hard to scare consumers away from voting yes on the measure. Here’s a reminder of what Prop 37 will actually do:

-Require labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if the food is made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways.
-Prohibit labeling or advertising such food as "natural."
-Exempt from this requirement foods that are "certified organic; unintentionally produced with genetically engineered material; made from animals fed or injected with genetically engineered material but not genetically engineered themselves; processed with or containing only small amounts of genetically engineered ingredients; administered for treatment of medical conditions; sold for immediate consumption such as in a restaurant; or alcoholic beverages."

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Tags: California | Genetically Modified Food | Genetic Engineering

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