LA Times Says Proposition 37 “Likely To Pass”
Today, a new L.A. Times poll shows Proposition 37 winning by more than a 2-to-1 margin among registered California voters. 61% of those polled support the initiative for labeling of genetically engineered foods, while only 25% oppose it.
“There has always been a huge outpouring of grassroots support for Proposition 37 and the right to know what’s in our food,” said Gary Ruskin, campaign manager for Yes on 37. “Despite the pesticide industry’s best efforts to confuse and mislead, Californians are standing strong for the right to know what they are eating and feeding their families."
“Today’s poll is consistent with all previous national and state polling,” said Tom Fendley, political director of Yes on 37. “All polls have shown overwhelming public support for the labeling of genetically engineered foods.”
As noted in today’s L.A. Times article, however, Proposition 37 opponents have only just begun their onslaught of TV and radio ads aimed at confusing voters. The opposition, led by pesticide giants Monsanto and DuPont, has raised more than $32 million.
“Monsanto, DuPont, and Coca-Cola do not want Californians to know what’s really in their food and drinks, because they fear consumers will turn away from their genetically engineered ingredients and pesticides that go with them,” Ruskin said. “Their upcoming avalanche of attack ads will try to scare voters into believing food costs will go up if Proposition 37 passes, using bogus figures from bogus ‘studies’ funded by their own campaign.”
For more information about California Right to Know – Yes on Proposition 37, please see: www.CaRightToKnow.org.