Proposed California ballot initiative aligns GMO opponents with anti-vaxxers

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Backers of an initiative that would ban genetically engineered food, plants and animals and over 300 listed substances from being used or released into the environment have received authorization to begin gathering signatures, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced.

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Cheriel Jensen

The initiative would prohibit treatment of water with fluoride or chlorine, regulate vaccine ingredients and eliminate vaccination as a prerequisite for attendance at schools and daycare facilities.

What proponent Cheriel Jensen has dubbed the “California Clean Environment Initiative” would also create the California Clean Environment Authority that would regulate environmental activities, modify projects having pollution and radiation impacts, and test and approve substances before they can be introduced in California.

Jensen said … she was prompted to write the initiative because she believes cancer, autism and other diseases are linked to exposure to toxic chemicals, genetically modified organisms or radiation.

Read full, original post: New Ballot Initiative Would Ban GMO Food, End Vaccination Requirements

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