It's Spooky Not Knowing What's In Our Food

Udi Lazimy's picture
For many, Halloween is about embracing our more secretive sides and seeing what lurks among the shadows. The one thing I don’t want veiled in mystery, however, is the content of my food. OFRF believes that we have a right to know what’s in our food. Giant agri-corporations, on the other hand, want to keep us all in the dark about whether the food they produce contains ingredients that have been genetically modified. That’s why they are spending tens of millions of dollars to oppose California’s Proposition 37, which would require not only that foods containing GMOs be labeled, but that any such products would no longer be allowed to be labeled as “natural”. 

OFRF stands along side of organic farmers in support of GMO labeling. “People need transparency in order to make good food choices,” says Jeff Larkey, owner of Santa Cruz, CA’s Route 1 Farms. Jeff Evard, owner of LIFE Certified Organic Farm in Bloomington, Indiana concurs. “It would benefit the consumer greatly to have the designation "natural" taken away from producers who choose to use artificial life forms in the production of human foods.”
Randall Hastings, organic grass-fed beef producer in southern Alabama perfectly captures the values shared by so many organic farmers: “I remember what my dad used to say, if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. No matter what we as organic farmers have to go through we have to always make sure we are growing the best we can.”  At OFRF, we stand in support of Prop 37!
Here's the official word on GMO's from our Board of Directors.
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