It was when we started Clover Creek Family Farm that I learned firsthand the unifying effect of food.
Through our Community Supported Agriculture program we delivered farm fresh produce to over 90 households in Lake County for 10 years. These included people from all walks of life, the very religious to the not at all, the political right to the political left, the well to do and the barely making it, even to the communards and the survivalists.
The commonality was food, in this case, locally grown organic fruits and vegetables.
Prop 37, which will be on the ballot this November, is about food and labeling. It is not about good or bad, but just about transparency in labeling.
It is about you and me, our neighbors, our co-workers and our children all having the right to know what we are eating.
The opposition to Prop 37 has already collected more than $25 million in an attempt to keep us in the dark.
Let’s come together, and remember that we, the people, not the corporations, eat the food, and that we have the right to know if it is genetically engineered.
Vote yes on proposition 37 for the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Annelle Durham lives in Upper Lake, Calif.
written by Tim, September 19, 2012
written by rural_gal, September 11, 2012