Kenyan farmer to California voters: Your vote on Prop 37 will impact me

| October 19, 2012 |
When the United States votes on November 6, many Kenyans will want to see if Americans will re-elect President Obama, with whom we share a kinship through his Kenyan father. Yet there’s another election that matters even more to us–not just as Kenyans, but as Africans who live on a hungry continent, where food insecurity poses a daily threat. Nobody outside California can vote on Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that would require labels for many types of food that contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients. If it passes, however, Proposition 37 will hurt global efforts to improve food production through modern technology.

When the United States votes on November 6, many Kenyans will want to see if Americans will re-elect President Obama, with whom we share a kinship through his Kenyan father. Yet there’s another election that matters even more to us–not just as Kenyans, but as Africans who live on a hungry continent, where food insecurity poses a daily threat. Nobody outside California can vote on Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that would require labels for many types of food that contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients. If it passes, however, Proposition 37 will hurt global efforts to improve food production through modern technology.

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