With only a week to go before what promises to be an historic and incredibly divisive election, the fate of Prop 37 will, for better or for worse, impact the health of ourselves and that of our children for generations to come – whether or not you happen to live in California.
Monsanto and other large corporations opposed to Prop 37 have pulled out all the stops to defeat the measure and have, not surprisingly, stooped to blows below the belt with downright false and fabricated statements from the FDA regarding GM Foods
10 Irrefutable Scientific Reasons Why GM Foods MUST be Labeled1) Scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences reported between 2005 and 2006 that female rats fed Roundup Ready-tolerant GM soy produced excessive numbers of severely stunted pups with more than half of the litter dying within three weeks, and the surviving pups completely sterile. (Source)
2) In 2005, scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Canberra, Australia reported that a harmless protein in beans (alpha-amylase inhibitor 1) transferred to peas caused inflammation in the lungs of mice and provoked sensitivities to other proteins in the diet (Ho MW. Transgenic pea that made mice ill. Science in Society 29, 28-29, 2006).