No on Prop. 37: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - Los Angeles Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily

 No on Prop. 37: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - Los Angeles Times, Santa Rosa Press
  Democrat, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Victorville
                       Daily Press Urge No on Prop. 37

33 daily newspapers oppose Prop. 37.

PR Newswire

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent editorials, five
more California newspapers urged voters to reject Proposition 37 on the
November ballot. The overwhelming majority of daily newspapers from across
California have opposed Prop. 37. Read all No on Prop. 37 editorials here.

Read the complete editorials in the Los Angeles Times, Santa Rosa Press
Democrat, San Bernardino Sun, Victorville Daily Press, and Inland Valley Daily

Los Angeles Times, No on Proposition 37, 10/4/12

  o...the initiative to require labeling of those ingredients is sloppily
  o...a paperwork mandate that could make it hard for mom-and-pop groceries
    to stay in business.
  o...lawsuits brought by members of the public who suspect grocers of
    selling unlabeled food, a messy and potentially expensive way to bring
    about compliance.
  o...there is no rationale for singling out genetic engineering.

Victorville Daily Press, Proposition 37 is unnecessary, 10/4/12

  oIf Prop. 37 passes, lawsuits will abound.
  o...what it will really do is raise the price of food.
  oThe American Medical Association and the World Health Organization have
    said that "genetically modified organism" foods have been grown, harvested
    and consumed all over the world in vast quantities, with no discernible
    ill effects on the health of said consumers.
  oProp. 37 is unnecessary. no.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, PD Editorial: No on 37: Label this one
over-regulation, 10/2/12

  o"In short, the state doesn't need it, families can't afford it, and the
    science simply doesn't warrant it."
  o"It's intent seems to be to scare people, pure and simple..."
  o"The danger here is that GE "warning" labels eventually will become so
    ubiquitous as to be meaningless. It will become like Proposition 65,
    California's toxic labeling law, passed in 1986, where the only people it
    really benefits are lawyers and litigants."
  o"Proposition 37, as written, creates more problems than solutions. We
    encourage a no vote."

San Bernardino Sun, No on Prop. 37: More information is good, but rampant
litigation isn't, 10/1/12

  o"The most concerning aspect of Prop. 37 is its method of "enforcement." It
    allows every member of the public to become an enforcer, dropping lawsuits
    if they only suspect noncompliance but have no evidence."
  o"We urge a "no" vote."

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, No on Prop. 37: More information is good, but
rampant litigation isn't, 10/1/12

  o"It has language similar to that of the anti-toxic chemical initiative
    Proposition 65 and Americans with Disabilities Act which encourages
    lawsuit abuse of small business."
  o"...Prop. 37 is not the answer. Vote no."

Newspapers Endorsing No on Prop. 37:

  oLos Angeles Times
  oSan Francisco Chronicle
  oSacramento Bee
  oLA Daily News
  oU-T San Diego
  oOakland Tribune
  oContra Costa Times
  oOrange County Register
  oSanta Rosa Press Democrat
  oRiverside Press Enterprise
  oLong Beach Press Telegram
  oTorrance Daily Breeze
  oSan Gabriel Valley Tribune
  oPasadena Star News
  oWhittier Daily News
  oSan Bernardino Sun
  oInland Valley Daily Bulletin
  oFresno Bee
  oMerced Sun-Star
  oModesto Bee
  oRedding Record Searchlight
  oWoodland Daily Democrat
  oBakersfield Californian
  oVentura County Star
  oCarmel Pine Cone
  oEast County Times
  oWest County Times
  oSan Ramon Valley Times
  oTri Valley Times
  oFremont Argus
  oHayward Daily Review
  oPalm Springs Desert Sun
  oVictorville Daily Press

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.

Paid for by No on 37: Coalition Against the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme,
sponsored by Farmers, Food Producers, and Grocers. Major funding by Monsanto
Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
and more than 40 food company members. For a full list of donors visit 1-800-331-0850 -

SOURCE No on Prop. 37

Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 1-800-331-0850,
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