Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
August 15th, Colle, a farmers market community, acknowledges an article published on Fox News, regarding the plight of organic farmers living in California who are attempting to get Prop 37 passed. Prop 37 is a proposed law that will make labeling on genetically modified food mandatory.
According to the article, Steve Sprinkel has spent the last 26 years working as an organic farmer. As an organic farmer, Sprinkel has noticed that foods that have been genetically altered are not often labeled as such, which means several people do not know exactly what they’re consuming. In addition, on behalf of numerous other organic farmers who support the passing of Prop 37, Sprinkel explains that, “many of them are unconvinced about the Food and Drug Administration’s claims that genetically modified foods are safe.”
The Fox News article expresses Sprinkel’s belief that, “labeling gives people the knowledge of what they’re consuming and therefore people will be capable of making their own decisions about what they eat.” As a farmers market community, Colle offers support for the organic farmers of California. Colle is an online destination which features an online directory of organic farmers and virtual farmers markets. In addition, it is Colle’s intention to be a major part of the organic movement while generating sustainable farming.
According to the article, “over a million people in California signed the petition to get the measure on the 2012 ballot.” This fact suggests that Prop 37 isn’t only important to organic farmers, but also to numerous people across the state and labeling for genetically altered foods could be a possibility in the future.
Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers, and all consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of creating more sustainable farming and consumerism.