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Hey California: Vote Yes On 37?

Yes on Prop 37

Yes.

This proposition would require food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.
That’s it. This is only about labeling food.

Here’s why I am voting yes on Proposition 37.

1. I don’t know enough about GMO foods. You don’t either.
2. You are what you eat.
3. Imagine purchasing food without a list of ingredients. This is a turning point, folks.
4. Again, all this proposition does is make it so food is properly labeled. Honestly, this should have happened long ago.

Direct from the Official Voter Information Guide:

A YES vote on this measure means: Genetically engineered foods sold in California would have to be specifically labeled as being genetically engineered.

It’s really that simple. Yes on 37.

CARightToKnow.org

UPDATE 11/7/12: Well, it looks like Big Food won this round by scaring everybody into thinking this would lead to higher food prices. Prop 37 was defeated 53% to 47%.

Too bad. If this line of reasoning made sense we would never see the words “New look — Same great taste!” slapped across package design. Labeling products simply would not have been an expensive undertaking.

However, GMO foods are not going away anytime soon. It’s a pretty good bet this consumer rights issue isn’t going away anytime soon either. Stay tuned.

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November 2, 2012   1 Comment

Happy Halloween!

Whimsical Halloween Owl Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Adorable Halloween Decor by Burton & Burton

Happy Halloween! I mean, Who-lloween! I mean Hoot-lloween!

Hey, we believe in proper grammar around here, so it must be these guys saying it: Whimsical Halloween Owl Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Adorable Halloween Decor by Burton & Burton. I bet they can at least say “trick or treat” correctly. Be safe out there!

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October 31, 2012   No Comments

What Is It?

What is it?

It may look pretty ‘sharp,’ but what is it?

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October 25, 2012   No Comments

Alphabet Fridge Magnets

SODIAL- Funky Fun Colorful Magnetic Letters A-Z Wooden Fridge Magnets Kid toys Education

Whoa! That is some kinda word up there! Spell it out and it says “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.” There’s only one way I know how to pronounce that: ab-ca-def-gi-jeckle-mi-nop-kwer-stoov-wix-iz!

If you are interested in getting this most remarkable word ever seen for your refrigerator, luckily it does come in magnet form. However, be aware, for some reason these
Alphabet Fridge Magnets come as individual letters. (It must be because it is too long to fit on the refrigerator door as one word!)

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October 23, 2012   1 Comment

Wine Veils Keep Bugs Out Of Your Wine

Wine Veil 4 Stems, The Blend | 101-105, #5203

Where do they come from? Those little pesky bugs that appear out of thin air the moment a bottle of wine is opened. It’s like they have a little wine radar and come flying in from miles around as soon as a cork is popped.

The Wine Veils say no more!

The wine accessory simply drapes over a filled wine glass (or an empty one for that matter, if for some reason one was so inclined) and four small silver charms hold it in place. The cover acts as a bug guard, leaving the poor little critters sober and left out in the cold.

And the bugs? Well, they can just go back to being invisible — and hopefully stay that way!

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October 19, 2012   No Comments

Vegetabrella Shines When It Rains

Tokyo Noble Vegetabrella

Nothing brightens up a meal like a fresh salad. The same could be said for rainy days… as long as you have a Vegetabrella on hand. From their Facebook page:

The Vegetabrella is an umbrella that looks like a Romaine lettuce. It was designed by Yurie Mano and is produced by Tokyo Noble – a company specialized in the production of umbrellas. Each Vegetabrella is handmade by Tokyo artisans.

Now come on how cool is that? As in cool and crisp like the salad veggie you know always wanted to impersonate!

You can pick one up here if you are from Japan, and you can get the Vegetabrella here if you are not.

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October 17, 2012   No Comments