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This may be our last chance to label

Santa Margarita



It's odd that when Monsanto was trying to gain acceptance for its products a decade ago, its leaders spoke in favor of labeling. Here's what former Monsanto CEO, Robert Shapiro, had to say in an interview with State of the World Forum:

"One can make a reasonable argument that consumers and citizens have a right to know anything they wish to know. It is they who are choosing these products and it is they who are choosing and judging their governments. So it is almost impossible to make a case that information should be withheld from consumers ... [consumers], in my view [have an] unquestioned right to know anything they wish to know about the products they consume. .... it is not my role, or Monsanto's role, to decide these things. It is society's role to decide those questions after appropriate debate."

To the question, "So you are open to labeling being introduced then?" Shapiro answered: "Yes. Of course."

Now, though, suddenly, they would have us think that adding a bit of ink to a label will cause the sky to fall in. Since speaking the above, they have fought tooth and nail to keep people in the dark. I don't buy it, and neither should you. We have the right to know what's in our food.

If you are an adult that can make up your own mind about what you are eating and feeding to your family, then please vote yes on Proposition 37. This will likely be our last chance to label https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gifexperimental GM food in our diets.

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