24 Oct '12, 1am

Do you know what's on your plate? Learn more about #Prop37 and the GMO debate: via @Healthy_Child

By Margie Kelly, Communications Manager One of the biggest issues on a state ballot this fall is California’s Proposition 37 , which would require clear labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are plant or meat products that have had their DNA altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses or bacteria. GMOs were introduced to foods in the early 1990s, only 18 years ago. The Yes on 37 Campaign, which supports the ballot measure, calls it a “common sense” measure that will “help consumers make informed choices about the foods they eat.” More than 60 countries around the world already require GMO labeling, including many Europe countries, along with Japan, Russia, and China. The No on 37 Campaign calls the ballot measure “deeply flawed” scheme that would increase food costs without any health or safety benefits. Monsanto and...

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