Chefs rally nationwide to support GMO labeling, Proposition 37
As the groundswell of support among the general public continues to grow for Proposition 37, the effort to require labeling of genetically modified foods in California, a group of food experts has joined the ranks of backers: Chefs.
More than 700 chefs and professional foodies, “from prominent names like David Bouley to up-and-comers like the chef Bryant Terry of Oakland,” have lent their voice to supporters of the measure, saying – as all of us who support the effort have said – it is time the public learned all there is to know regarding GM foods.
To the chefs and foodies, it’s not just the right thing to do, it’s about protecting the integrity of the foods they prepare and we eat.
“We’re talking about the provenance of food, and there’s nothing more important to chefs like me,” Alice Waters, the founder of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., and legendary proponent of locally grown foods, told The New York Times. “We need to know where our food comes from and how it’s produced, who produces it. That’s the bedrock of what we do.”