100+ Chefs support Prop37/GMO labeling

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Alice Waters, restaurateur, author, owner of Chez Panisse, has called on her fellow chefs nationwide to join her in supporting California’s Proposition 37 – The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act – which requires clear labels letting consumers know if foods are genetically engineered. More than 100 chefs have joined Waters’ call for support and have endorsed the petition.

The Chefs’ Petition in Support of Prop 37 states:

“As chefs, we are on the frontlines of feeding America and we have an
enormous stake in ensuring transparency in our food system. It is our
duty to nourish our guests, both in body and soul. However, we can’t
prepare the best food we know how when information about the
ingredients we purchase is hidden from us with labels that are missing
basic facts. This includes foods that are genetically engineered or
contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

While Proposition 37 does not require restaurants to label their food
as genetically engineered, it provides chefs the ability to knowingly
source ingredients made without GMOs”.

What do you think?

Posted by Lauren Grelle

11/02/2012