You may have heard a lot about Proposition 37 lately — the measure to label genetically engineered (GE) foods California. Monsanto and other pesticide and agribusiness giants have injected million to wage a deceptive ad campaign that is inundating our TV, radio, and internet. At issue is the fundamental right to know what’s in our food. PSR-LA supports Yes on 37 because we absolutely have a right to know what’s in our food.

Sign our pledge to Vote Yes on 37 today! Also, join us at LA City Hall this Wednesday, October 24th — more information below.

Proposition 37 is a straightforward ballot initiative. It would simply require that food sold in California grocery stores be labeled if it contains genetically engineered ingredients. We already have food labels showing nutrition, allergy information and other facts that consumers want to know. This measure simply adds information telling us if food is modified in a laboratory by adding DNA from other plants, animals, bacteria, or viruses. We have a right to know and choose for ourselves whether we want to gamble with our health by eating GE foods that have been inadequately studied and have not been proven safe.

  1. Please join us this Wednesday, October 24 at LA City Hall for Food Day and the LA City Council’s vote on a resolution to support Prop 37!
    8:30 AM – Rally outside the main entrance at LA City Hall, 200 North Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
    9:00 AM – Food Day event with special guest speakers. City Hall Rotunda (3rd floor)
    9:30 AM –  Yes on 37 Press Conference on the steps of LA City Hall, N. Main St. Entrance
    10:00 AM – 12:00 – City Council will vote on the proposition in Council Chambers, Room 340
    *Contact Ana Mascareñas if you plan to attend: (213) 689-9170, amascarenas@psr-la.org.
  2. Call your Councilmember: If you can’t make it to City Hall in-person this Wednesday, please call your City Council member today. You can find your council member on the LA City Council website and use this short sample script: “Hi, my name is _________and I’m calling to urge your support for the Yes on 37 resolution. We have a right to know what’s in the food we eat. Will you be supporting the Yes on 37 resolution?”

Stay tuned for more updates on Prop 37 and discussions on food, pesticides, and our health. Together, we have the power of the grassroots to get this message out and empower our community to make the best food decisions for the health of their families!

Don’t forget to sign our pledge to vote Yes on 37.

For more information contact Ana Mascareñas at (213) 689-9170, amascarenas@psr-la.org.