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Massive Attack on GMO Labeling Proposal in California

The decision to label genetically engineered foods will be put into the hands of voters. This coordinated effort has brought millions of consumers together from around the world, but some are wondering why some of the largest businesses that support labeling remain on the sideline.

With Monsanto leading the funding for opposition with $4.2M already contributed, funding for support of Prop 37 is provided by consumer associations and organic companies. (20)

The biotech industry is definitely running scared; Monsanto is leading the charge contributing $4.2 billion, and you can bet more is on the way in an attempt to buy votes with propaganda against the initiative.

Please contribute to the Organic Consumers Fund to ensure that Americans will finally have the basic right to know what’s in their food.

I urge you to get involved and help in any way you can. Be assured that what happens in California will affect the remainder of the U.S. states, so please support this important state initiative, even if you do not live there!

  • Join the CA RightToKnow campaign, and tell everyone you know in California to vote YES on Proposition 37.
  • Whether you live in California or not, please donate money to this historic effort, either through the Organic Consumers Fund.
  • Talk to organic producers and stores and ask them to actively support the California Ballot. It may be the only chance we have to label genetically engineered foods.

 

References
(1)  US Veteran Dispatch November 1990
(2) Sierra Club October 1994
(3) Organic Consumers Association
(4) Source Watch Aspartame
(5) GreenAnswers.com June 14, 2012
(6) Juneau Empires June 29, 2012
(7) GMWatch.com August 17, 2012
(8) Whybiotech.com Biotech Basics Activity Book (PDF)
(9) Washington Post January 1, 2002 (archives)
(10)  International Journal of Communication 4 (2010), 955—976
(11)  GM Watch August 5, 2012
(12)  Sourcewatch.org Monsanto Notable Quotes
(13)  Nature Biotechnology 21, 852 – 854 (2003)
(14) Wikileaks
(15)  Wikipedia, Contents of the United States diplomatic cables leak
(16) Wikileaks
(17) See ref 15
(18)  Union of Concerned Scientists
(19)  Huffington Post August 14, 2012
(20)  MapLight CA Prop. 37 – GMO Labeling: Funding Update August 16, 2012

 

 

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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10:39AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thank you Dr. Mercola, for Sharing this!

8:27PM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

We have a two party system bought and paid for by corporations. For all the feigned differences and opposition, the two capitalist parties are united by a single corporate agenda. Much of that agenda has been dictated by Monsanto and other GMO corporations. We need to demand a complete ban on GMO. Getting that ban may require system change by voting out the Monsanto drones presently in office. We need a political party with a clear position against GMO, a party that isn't for sale to the highest bidders: that party is the Green Party of the United States.

4:26PM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Monsanto is destruction, killers it is more evil than the devil itself Problem is what I want to write would take 13 boxes. So by now if anyone who has read this and researched it thinks GMO are safe its too late for you. We must stop this, personally if GMO's are not labeled in a couple years I'm moving to Europe because I want to live not die, its a matter of life and death in my opinion. I Love my country but I fear my government.....PERIOD!

9:51AM PDT on May 29, 2013

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7:11AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:35PM PDT on May 15, 2013

To the Tune of Officer Krupke (Westside Story)

ACTION:

Dear Dr. Mercola,
You gotta understand.
Your potions are just cola
Your quackery's out of hand
Your patients are all junkies
For Holistics, should be banned.
Holy, Moses ! You're a scheister upon the land !

ACTION AND JETS:

Oh, Dr. Mercola, we're very upset
You gives us magic tonics in place of what we should get.
We ain't no dummies, it's really understood.
Deep down, you know they're no good !

ACTION:

They're no good !

ALL:

They're no good, they're no good
They are no damn good !
They never do anywhere near what they should !
They should put a halt, to your Himalyan salt!
Cause, deep down, you know it's no good !

10:27PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thank you!

2:17PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

In November California voters will consider Proposition 37 to establish if they wish to require labeling of food products containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).
Monsanto provides most GMO seeds which include Roundup Ready (RR) soy, corn, canola, sugar beets and more. Many RR crops are genetically engineered to survive insects and spraying with Roundup herbicide during weed abatement efforts.
Monsanto asserts that GMO laden food requires no labeling because ‘they have not been proven to be harmful’. Industry insiders, the FDA, EPA .et al remain so infused with employees from each other’s organizations that consumer safeguards are severely compromised. Example: The FDA recruited Michael Taylor, a Monsanto attorney, to manage the creation of its GMO policy, a policy in effect today that empowers biotechnology companies to establish if their GMOs are nontoxic. Taylor then departed the FDA to become Monsanto’s vice president.

Since the introduction of GMOs in the 1990s rates of autism, allergies, obesity, cancer and assorted health issues have soared. There is no definitive proof indicting GMOs; nevertheless the biotechnology industry is circumventing labeling that would facilitate the necessary research. Why? Is there a stench here reminiscent of tobacco companies?

Independent research and case studies raise alarms worldwide. Many RR GMO crops have genes inserted into their DNA structure that manufactures an insect-killing toxin known as B

5:17AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Boo on GMO's and Monsanto...Yes to labeling so we can make healthy choices!!!

7:23AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

$$$$$ rules the world.....

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