About 90 percent of the corn grown in the U. That means all of those packaged goods containing corn syrup or corn in another form are likely fraught with GMOs.
Prop 37 would inform consumers with labels on genetically modified GMO food. But even more perplexing is the opposition argument equating the GMO initiative with a California public health law that has been on the books for more than twenty five years, known as Prop Prop 65 has a long track record of protecting public health.
Several landmark legal agreements under Prop 65 have directly created comprehensive public health benefits, successfully eliminating cancer and birth defect-causing chemicals from thousands of products our children and families use every day. Under the law, we have also won agreements to protect drinking water statewide from a major source of lead pollutionand eliminated hundreds of thousands of pounds of air pollution across California.
Our legal agreements under Prop 65 with more than jewelry retailers, distributors and suppliers set de facto national standards to eliminate lead hazards from jewelry sold to both children and adults.
Using Prop 65, CEH also eliminated lead risks to children from candies. Yet the state health regulators had little authority to address the problems, other than to request voluntary recalls on the few occasions when candy was tested.
We are now pursuing new Prop 65 actions to end lead threats we recently discovered in plum candies and candied ginger purchased from several retailers. But twenty-five years ago, when Prop 65 was created, scientists did not fully understand the risks of lead poisoning, and many believed that small lead exposures would not cause health problems.
Similarly, since there have been no long-term studies demonstrating that GMO foods are safe, Prop 37 can help protect our children and families while science catches up.
Furthermore, labeling is often required even for foods that are tested for safety when consumers have found the information to be important for informed choice. For example, foods must state on labels when they contain artificial colors and flavors. Unlike GMOs, which can be put into our foods without any safety testing at all, artificial colors and flavors must pass a battery of safety tests before they can be used in food.
But their presence must still be declared on labels. Labeling GMOs is essential so doctors can trace problems, when they occur. Martha Herbert, a pediatric neurologist at Harvard Medical School has stated, Tracing health problems to genetically engineered foods is almost impossible right now, because these foods are not labeled and there is no way to keep track of them.
So there is no scientific basis at this time for saying that these foods are problem-free. Independent doctors and scientists have warned about health and environmental risks from GMO foods, yet our federal regulators have let us down us by allowing these risky new foods to go unlabeled.
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I wonder if back in the day wheat was not as bad as today? like Bible times BC stuff.
Most people think that they are eating pretty healthy. But often, I quickly find out that they are eating lots of "health" foods you should never eat. Failed promises. The promise that genetically modified crops could help feed the world is at least as old as the commercialization of the first transgenic seeds in the mids.