No surprise Yes on 37 Using Flawed Study to Promote Flawed Measure
Sacramento, CA – Below is a statement from Kathy Fairbanks, spokeswoman, No on 37 Coalition, in response to the questionable study released today alleging rat tumors from eating GE corn.
“This study appears to be questionable at best. Not surprisingly, it’s being used to promote deeply-flawed Prop. 37.
“The fact is the overwhelming majority of respected scientific and medical groups, including National Academy of Sciences and World Health Organization, among others, have deemed GE foods safe.
“Moreover, Prop 37 is more than just about labeling. Prop. 37 is about increasing California families’ grocery bills by $350-$400 more a year. It’s about shakedown lawsuits, special interest loopholes and more state bureaucracy and taxpayer costs. That’s why family farmers, scientists, doctors, business, taxpayer, community groups and others oppose Prop. 37.”
“Finally, after just a cursory review, unbiased scientists have called into question the study’s controls, its data, and its findings. Additional problems will likely be found as they have time to comb through it more carefully. This is not the first time this researcher’s biased work has been thoroughly debunked by respected scientists.”
Link to comments from scientists and researchers worldwide questioning today’s study.
Link to quotes from from scientists opposed to Prop. 37
About Prop. 37
Proposition 37 would ban the sale of tens of thousands of perfectly-safe, common grocery products only in California unless they are specially repackaged, relabeled or made with higher cost ingredients. Prop 37 is a deceptive, deeply flawed food labeling scheme that would add more government bureaucracy and taxpayer costs, create new frivolous lawsuits, and increase food costs by billions — without providing any health or safety benefits. That’s why Prop 37 is opposed by a broad coalition of family farmers, scientists, doctors, business, labor, taxpayers and consumers.