It looks like the battle for GMO labeling is really heating up in California! Why is this important? If the residents of California can persuade their legislators to pass a bill to get food packers and processors to label food containing GMOs, then legislators in other states are much more likely to follow suit. All the "Right to Know" bill does is give consumers the right to choose whether to purchase and eat GMO foods or not. It does not affect farmers, it does not affect food producers, it just adds a label like a K does for kosher food. It's not hard.
Monsanto is fighting back, saying that this is ridiculous legislation, because "to require labels on virtually all processed foods as possibly containing GMOs, because of widespread use of genetically modified soy, corn, canola, cotton, sugar beet and alfalfa seed, amounts to meaningless disclosure." That's right, folks, virtually all processed food that we can buy at the grocery store is made from genetically engineered ingredients.
Read this post from the Organic Consumers Association. We need to know how Monsanto is arguing against this legislation so we can be ready to talk to our own representatives. I've copied it for you under the Fair Use Agreement: