These celebs want GMOs labeled
We’ve mentioned the $25 million-plus that a handful of pesticide and processed food companies have poured in to opposing the GMO labeling bill that will be up for vote in California this November. And that opposition is only logical; although Prop 37 technically only applies to California, odds are good that, if it passes, it will have implications for the entire food industry in this country.
Now, we thought we’d highlight a few of the celebrities who have been speaking up for GMO labeling. Have you seen others? Let us know in the comments section below.
YES ON PROP 37 CA. Lots of debate re:the accuracy of latest study but we have the right to ask & to know more re: GMOs! non-gmoreport.com/whatisnon-gmo.…
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) September 24, 2012
Just discussing supporting labeling of genetically engineered food. Every country but US does it? y dont we? Vote yes Prop 37
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) September 25, 2012
— Food Babe (@thefoodbabe) September 4, 2012
— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) September 19, 2012
We deserve to know what is on our food. The fact is we are not being told the truth and there are no laws that demand it. @justlabelit
— Anne Heche (@AnneHeche) September 14, 2012
— Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) August 19, 2012
In an interview on the Rodale website, musician Jack Johnson described his involvement in the cause. Here’s a clip:
Rodale.com: Do you support the Prop 37 Right to Know GMO labeling initiative in California?
Jack Johnson: I definitely think people have the right to know what’s in their food. I just shot a public service announcement for the Just Label It campaign, and I’m definitely behind Prop 37 and the idea that we are what we eat, so we should know what we’re eating. We all have the right to know what’s in our food. When you look at the fact that the European Union has completely banned GMOs, I think we have the right to at least know if we’re eating GMOs.
According to the five-mile-long endorsements page on the pro-labeling California Right to Know website, a group including Roseanne Barr, Chevy Chase, Maroon 5, and Daryl Hannah has also officially signed on with the campaign.
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