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by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Do you have the right to know what’s in your food? Hollywood says yes.

In a new PSA the stars came out to ask the public to vote yes on prop 37, a ballot initiative in California that will make it so companies have to label whether or not their foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Danny Devito, Dave Mathews, Emily Dechanel, Bill Maher, John Cho, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, KaDee Strickland and Kristin Bauer van Straten use some reverse psychology to say that you don’t need to know what goes into your food. So what that China, Japan, Europe and other countries require foods with GMOs to be labeled. In America, we can’t handle that kind of information so best to let the companies worry about our health and for us just to trust them. Sounds like a good health plan, right? Yeah. Not so much.

Check out the PSA below and if you live in California, think about the importance of food labeling when you head to the ballot in November.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Kathleen Tammaro

    I am so happy to see celebrities step up and get into this battle. In an age when farmers are feeding arsenic to chickens, I am amazed that people oppose Prop 37. I have studied the GMO issue very carefully. In fact, I eat 100% organic now to avoid insecticides, herbicides, GMOs, and hexane-extracted oils. In addition to GMO labeling, I sincerely hope that it will soon be mandated that food manufacturers must list everything toxic that is sprayed on crops or fed to animals. If you feed chickens arsenic, that is an ingredient. It should be listed. If you douse your soy with Roundup, that’s an ingredient. List it. People value their health and they want to know what is in their food. Prop 37 should pass.

  • Jenny

    This is a good start, but would have been more helpful if they explained that, contrary to what Monsanto would have us believe, labeling GMO’s will NOT cause our grocery bills to go up. Glaring omission! The other side is spending a lot of money to put these falsehoods out there, it’s important to address them.