Quantcast
Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

Help Support EcoWatch

Celebrity-Studded Video Says Yes to GE Food Labeling

GMO
Celebrity-Studded Video Says Yes to GE Food Labeling

Food & Water Watch

What do Danny DeVito, Bill Maher, Dave Matthews and Jillian Michaels have in common?

They all support California Prop 37 and want you to like and tweet this post to share their video.

Hopefully you already realize that genetically modified (GE) ingredients are in the majority of food sold in grocery stores across the country and, because there are no labels required, we have no idea when we’re eating them. Nutrition labeling tells us the amount of calories, fat and sugar we’re consuming, shouldn’t we also know if we’re eating GE food?

It’s a simple idea, but unfortunately giant agribusiness companies like Monsanto are afraid that if people had the choice, they might decide to avoid GE foods, hurting their corporate profits. Which is why they are spending millions of dollars to air ads full of scare tactics and misinformation across California. We don’t have that kind of money, but we do have people power on our side. And, with the release of this celebrity-studded video, we now have star power on our side too.

Ten popular celebrities lent their voice and support for this video, but now they need your help to spread their simple message of support for Prop 37 all across California and the rest of the U.S. as this vote is precedent setting for the entire country. So, like and tweet this post to do your part.

Visit EcoWatch’s GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM page for more related news on this topic.

 

In an ad released by Republican Voters Against Trump, former coronavirus task force member Olivia Troye roasted the president for his response. Republican Voters Against Trump / YouTube

Yet another former Trump administration staffer has come out with an endorsement for former Vice President Joe Biden, this time in response to President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More Show Less

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

Climate Group

Every September for the past 11 years, non-profit the Climate Group has hosted Climate Week NYC, a chance for business, government, activist and community leaders to come together and discuss solutions to the climate crisis.

Read More Show Less

Trending

A field of sunflowers near the Mehrum coal-fired power station, wind turbines and high-voltage lines in the Peine district of Germany on Aug. 3, 2020. Julian Stratenschulte / picture alliance via Getty Images

By Elliot Douglas

The coronavirus pandemic has altered economic priorities for governments around the world. But as wildfires tear up the west coast of the United States and Europe reels after one of its hottest summers on record, tackling climate change remains at the forefront of economic policy.

Read More Show Less
Monarch butterflies in Mexico's Oyamel forest in Michoacan, Mexico after migrating from Canada. Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images

By D. André Green II

One of nature's epic events is underway: Monarch butterflies' fall migration. Departing from all across the United States and Canada, the butterflies travel up to 2,500 miles to cluster at the same locations in Mexico or along the Pacific Coast where their great-grandparents spent the previous winter.

Read More Show Less
The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony on Sept. 17 introduced ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners, each intended to make people "laugh then think." Improbable Research / YouTube

The annual Ig Nobel prizes were awarded Thursday by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research for scientific experiments that seem somewhat absurd, but are also thought-provoking. This was the 30th year the awards have been presented, but the first time they were not presented at Harvard University. Instead, they were delivered in a 75-minute pre-recorded ceremony.

Read More Show Less

Support Ecowatch