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Three Major Endorsements for 'Yes on 37' Right to Know GMO Campaign

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Sacramento - The California "Yes on 37" Right to Know campaign received three major endorsements yesterday, including the California Labor Federation and two high ranking leaders in the U.S. Senate.

Digital Journal reported on July 25 on the "Yes to 37" Right to Know campaign, formed to organize one million more voters for Prop 37 in the November ballots.

Yesterday, the Yes on 37 Right to Know Campaign garnered three major endorsements. This includes the 2.1 million member strong California Labor Legislation, and two high ranking leaders in their respective legislative bodies, namely Senator Barbara Boxer and State Senator Mark Leno.

Proposition 37 comes up on the November ballot, and if approved by voters, would require labeling of genetically engineered foods. These foods would contain plant or animal products that have had their DNA artificially altered by inserting genes from other animals, plants, bacteria or viruses, in ways that do not occur in nature.

Senator Boxer said yesterday, "California consumers have the right to know if their food has been genetically engineered. This basic information should be available for consumers on the label the way it is in nearly 50 other countries around the world."

State Senator Mark Leno said, "The people of California want to know what's in their food." "More than half the people in the world live in countries that already require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Californians deserve to have this information too." 

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