According to a recent email from the organization, Chef’s Collaborative has teamed with Alice Waters in the fight for Prop 37. Waters has reportedly encouraged celebrity chefs around the country to sign a petition in favor of the proposition – Prop 37 is a California initiative that would require producers to label raw foods containing GMOs.
Waters states over 50 countries worldwide already require purveyors to label GMO ingredients. Waters explicitly calls American “chefs, restaurateurs and people who care about food” to action. She emphasizes the international attention of this bill and long-term affects it will have on American agriculture.
This legislature would require labeling products for sale in California, but optimists hope it becomes a trend across the country. With nearly 100 thousand likes on Facebook and hundreds of followers, Prop 37 is gaining attention and momentum.