Also check out this great post by Zack on DailyKos.
“I did, for one (and obviously millions of others). Why? I would love to see a reasonable change to labeling that requires GMO ingredients identified as such, but this legislation was not it. This bill was awful and would not have accomplished a useful change in labeling. Yes, it is actually reasonable to assume most foods in this country contain at least one GMO ingredient. That does not automatically make the food unhealthy or unsafe in any way. I hope we can get legislation that would allow people to make an informed choice, rather than this one that would have required a label on just about everything, with no indication of what ingredient(s) was GMO.”
Now this person also claims they did not see any ads about No on Prop 37 “I didn’t watch any ads, my opinion is based on reading the text of the proposition. I felt it was horribly flawed and had provisions making it really hard to fix.” Was this person well informed or did they not understand the language of the bill? Thoughts?
PEOPLE THAT I KNOW WHO VOTED EARLY SAID THEY VOTED NO ON PROP 37. I WAS SHOCKED THEN I READ THE BALLET AND REALIZED THE WORDING WAS TOO SCARY FOR THEM. WHY DOES IT COST A MILLION DOLLARS? THIS FREAKS PEOPLE OUT LIKE RIGHT AWAY. WE HAVE NOT LOST ANYTHING. ALL WE NEED TO TO DO IS KEEP EXPOSING EVIL FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS. AND THAT’S IT. IT IS NOT DIFICULT TO FIGHT EVIL WE DO NOT HAVE TO. THEY AUTOMATICALLY DESTROY THEMSELVES. ALL WE NEED TO DO IS EXPOSE THEIR SECRETS MORE AND MORE. NO MORE PATENTS, NO MORE BUILDING BUNKERS, COLLECTING SEEDS, PLAYING FOOTSIE WITH THE GOVERNMENT, FDA, AND LOBBYISTS. YOU ARE RIGHT ON. WE WILL NOT STOP.
What I think we need to do now is form an online campaign to somehow educate people (and it’s going to cost more money) by identifying EVER food that has GMO in it and listing them on a website of “foods to avoid”. If we can reduce their sales, it will affect their revenues.
Another path is to petition the retailers that are selling them such as Whole Foods (which supposedly prides themselves on organic foods) and list them as well as a “violater”.
Lastly, if you have the ability to become independent from these treacherous foods by growing your own vegetables, there are safe and organic seeds available, although, not inexpensively.
This is a sad day for many of us. I was certain that 37 would pass by a good margin but it’s difficult to fight true evil that has the resources.
I am just crossing my fingers for you in CA …we all are….that this sets a precedent. Wishing you lots of success.
Max, the U.S. government demands “free trade” not “fair trade.” There is a big difference. The former puts the power and the profits into the hands of the corporations. Fair trade empowers living human beings and allows them to enjoy the benefits of their labor while acting as stewards for the environment.
We in California have worked so hard, first to get this initiative on the ballot (at which time MonSatan began the assault) and next to get it passed into law. I have been praying that Californians will see through the lies that have been saturating the airwaves.
Please, world: pray, meditate, send spiritual thoughts—-whatever you do to effect positive outcomes in your life. We are all in this battle together…
It says that Mitt Romney was the one responsible for changing Monsanto from a chemical based company to a “Agricultural” based company. He worked with Monsanto to change their image after nearly going bankrupt due to all the money they had to pay out due to dumping, agent orange and lots of other issues.
All this time I thought you were missing out on a big audience on Google Plus, and finally found your page under “California” not “CA.” I have been sharing your information here: http://gplus.to/environmentalissuesimpact
Please don’t blame the U.S…. as I stated, Monsanto, Dow and Bayer (based in Germany) are under the direct influence of the globalist elite. Americans have nothing to do with this even though Monsanto and Dow (both very evil corporations) are in the U.S.
These 2 corporations alone are responsible for the creation of GMO technologies ONLY because they are influenced by extremely wealthy and corrupt people that want to run the world….. a.k.a., New world Order.
As for waiting “until the scientific evidence is in about GE products and then proceed within the four corners of the peoplesâ rights under the law,” I’m afraid you will be waiting until you turn to stone. As long as Monsanto holds the patent rights to the GM seeds, no independent scientific research can be conducted re: harm to human health, since Monsanto will not release the ‘parent’ seeds to the researchers. As for the rest of us, we will take matters into our own hands, vote YES on 37 tomorrow, and finally start knowing what is in our food – this IS what Prop. 37 is all about.
PS: to Nicotine van Niekerk: at least i hope you are getting paid well to spread your MISinformation around. Please wake up!