GMOS are something vegetarians everywhere are all too familiar with. As a vegetarian, I am very hyper aware of the foods I eat, and strive to buy foods that are labeled as GMO free and organic.
Unfortunately, the majority of foods on the market are not labeled as GMO, even if they have in fact been genetically modified. This to me, and too many of my other veg friends is a disgusting, and quite depressing state of affairs. Genetically modified foods are foods that have had extracted genes from viruses, other vegetables and even animals. Can you imagine? The apple you’re eating could very well have been created with an animal gene?
Proposition 37, a proposition that will be on next month’s California ballot, would require simple labeling of GMO foods. Should the proposition pass, consumers could rest assured that they are not eating an apple, that is well, not really an apple.
Although I am not a very political person, when it comes to my health, and the health of others I prepare to set up to the plate. Scientists, and manufacturers of genetically modified seeds and pesticides may think it’s ok to sneak this or that into the food people eat–I, and many others vehemently disagree.
Vote Yes on Proposition 37, your body, and the animals that may end up as byproducts in the fruits and veggies we consume, will thank you.