Ron R

commented on Narrow Loss; Movement Victory! 2012-11-07 22:06:40 -0800 · Flag
Just thinking. Since Monsanto has been pro-labeling in the past my guess is that what they are doing with all this anti-labeling stuff is … stall & delay.

Why? I think they are trying as hard as they can to get at least some of their GM garbage in as many products as possible. For example one can find high fructose corn syrup and soybean oil in many, many products. They are speeding this so that when another labeling campaign comes along most every product will have GM ingredients in them. Then labeling would be worthless.

commented on News 2012-11-07 07:53:31 -0800 · Flag
Like most people I’m a bit suspicious that in an election which had a strong democratic showing the only initiative that failed by this margin is Prop 37. Hopefully someone is checking on if the vote was hacked.

Still, even if it was legitimate I think that the right to know, natural and organic food industry can take solace in the fact that now A LOT MORE people are now aware of the GMOs issue. I believe that healthy foods will only grow as a result of the Prop 37 campaign.

One last thing that needs to be said, much thanks and appreciation to Stacy Makan and especially to Ronnie Cummins who has fought so long and hard all these years to inform people what the big agrochemical giants are doing to our food and thus to our health. If there is a heaven I’m sure you’ll be there.

Ron

commented on Latest example of campaign that "won't be dicated by fact checkers"; documented deceptions of No on 37 campaign 2012-11-07 07:49:06 -0800 · Flag
Like most people I’m a bit suspicious that in an election which had a strong democratic showing the only initiative that failed by this margin is Prop 37. Hopefully someone is checking on if the vote was hacked. I certainly wouldn’t put it past Monsanto knowing their disgustingly scandalous history.

Still, even if it was legitimate I think that the Right to Know, natural and organic food industry can take solace in the fact that now A LOT MORE people are now aware of the GMOs issue. I believe that clean, healthy foods will only grow as a result of the Prop 37 campaign.

One last thing that needs to be said, much thanks and appreciation to Stacy Makan and especially to Ronnie Cummins who has fought so long and hard all these years to inform people what the big agrochemical giants are doing to our food and thus to our health. If there is a heaven I’m sure you’ll be there.

Ron

commented on Scientists For The Win! 2012-11-03 22:49:23 -0700 · Flag
Here is the initial warning:

“Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer
The website you are visiting appears to contain malware. Malware is malicious software that may harm your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Your computer can be infected just by browsing to a site with malware, without any further action on your part.

For detailed information about problems found on this site, or a portion of this site, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for www.organicconsumers.org.

Ignore Warning Go Back"

Maybe someone doesn’t want voters going to organic’s main website for information before the election…

commented on Statement about Bogus Economic Analysis of GMO Labeling Costs 2012-10-25 22:43:05 -0700 · Flag
Please make known to people that Monsanto was FOR labeling before they were against it!

http://tinyurl.com/d2wqjvq

Some quotes for you:

“One can make a reasonable argument that consumers and citizens have a right to know anything they wish to know. It is they who are choosing these products and it is they who are choosing and judging their governments. So it is almost impossible to make a case that information should be withheld from consumers…. consumers’, in my view [have an] unquestioned, right to know anything they wish to know about the products they consume…. it is not my role, or Monsanto’s role, to decide these things. It is society’s role to decide those questions after appropriate debate” To the question “So you are open to labeling being introduced then?” Shapiro answered: “Yes. Of course” -Robert Shapiro, Monsanto CEO

“Recently you may have noticed a label appearing on some of the food in your supermarket. This is to inform you about the use of biotechnology in food. Monsanto fully supports UK food manufacturers and retailers in their introduction of these labels. We believe you should be aware of all the facts before making a purchase”. -Advertisement in the UK

“Monsanto fully supports the right of people in grocery stores to make informed choices about what they purchase.” -Monsanto website.

So the question is, why is it they suddenly don’t want us to know? What are they trying to hide?

For more quotes and sources go to the above link.

commented on The Ride to Know: Join us from San Francisco to Sacramento 2012-10-25 22:19:16 -0700 · Flag
Please make known to people that Monsanto was FOR labeling before they were against it!

http://tinyurl.com/d2wqjvq

Some quotes for you:

“One can make a reasonable argument that consumers and citizens have a right to know anything they wish to know. It is they who are choosing these products and it is they who are choosing and judging their governments. So it is almost impossible to make a case that information should be withheld from consumers…. consumers’, in my view [have an] unquestioned, right to know anything they wish to know about the products they consume…. it is not my role, or Monsanto’s role, to decide these things. It is society’s role to decide those questions after appropriate debate” To the question “So you are open to labeling being introduced then?” Shapiro answered: “Yes. Of course” -Robert Shapiro, Monsanto CEO

“Recently you may have noticed a label appearing on some of the food in your supermarket. This is to inform you about the use of biotechnology in food. Monsanto fully supports UK food manufacturers and retailers in their introduction of these labels. We believe you should be aware of all the facts before making a purchase”. -advertisement in the UK

“Monsanto fully supports the right of people in grocery stores to make informed choices about what they purchase” monsanto website.

So the question is, why do they suddenly don’t want us to know? What are they trying to hide?

For more quotes go to the above link.

commented on Volunteer 2012-10-27 11:19:05 -0700 · Flag
I sent off a volunteer email to pass out flyers in front of stores but have received no reply. I am in San Luis Obispo County.


commented on Pollan Speaks Out on Prop 37 2012-10-12 09:00:53 -0700 · Flag
Here is another quote from Monsanto pro-labeling. This one uttered by then Monsanto President Robert Shapiro in an interview with State of the World Forum.

“One can make a reasonable argument that consumers and citizens have a right to know anything they wish to know. It is they who are choosing these products and it is they who are choosing and judging their governments. So it is almost impossible to make a case that information should be withheld from consumers…. consumers’, in my view [have an] unquestioned, right to know anything they wish to know about the products they consume…. it is not my role, or Monsanto’s role, to decide these things. It is society’s role to decide those questions after appropriate debate” To the question “So you are open to labeling being introduced then?” Shapiro answered: “Yes. Of course”
http://worldforum98.percepticon.com/technology/article_shapiro.html

And another:

“Monsanto fully supports the right of people in grocery stores to make informed choices about what they purchase”
http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto/layout/media/03/07-03-03.asp

And yet another:

“There’s a total misperception that we’re against labeling” – Gary Barton, Monsanto spokesman
http://www.foxbghsuit.com/wp02.htm

So Monsanto, why are you against labeling now?

commented on Facts 2012-10-25 22:26:47 -0700 · Flag
Please make known to people that Monsanto was FOR labeling before they were against it!

http://tinyurl.com/d2wqjvq

Some quotes for you:

“One can make a reasonable argument that consumers and citizens have a right to know anything they wish to know. It is they who are choosing these products and it is they who are choosing and judging their governments. So it is almost impossible to make a case that information should be withheld from consumers…. consumers’, in my view [have an] unquestioned, right to know anything they wish to know about the products they consume…. it is not my role, or Monsanto’s role, to decide these things. It is society’s role to decide those questions after appropriate debate” To the question “So you are open to labeling being introduced then?” Shapiro answered: “Yes. Of course” -Robert Shapiro, Monsanto CEO

“Recently you may have noticed a label appearing on some of the food in your supermarket. This is to inform you about the use of biotechnology in food. Monsanto fully supports UK food manufacturers and retailers in their introduction of these labels. We believe you should be aware of all the facts before making a purchase”. -Advertisement in the UK

“Monsanto fully supports the right of people in grocery stores to make informed choices about what they purchase.” -Monsanto website.

So the question is, why is it that they suddenly don’t want us to know? What are they trying to hide?

For more quotes go to the above link.