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Yes on 37 Facebook Contest

SHOW US YOUR WITS! Round 2 of the Prop 37 Facebook Contest.

Thank you to all who entered last week’s contest! We’re tallying results and will announce the winner soon. This week’s contest has lightly different rules.

Lend us your voice, post something creative (images work best), get your friends to “Like” it, and win a phone call with the director of Food, Inc, plus a social shout out.  

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NEW RULES: HOW DO I ENTER?

  • Post a status update including the words “Yes on 37 Contest Entry” (as shown)How_to_post.jpg
  • Optional: add a creative image or video
  • Set the post to “Public”
  • Get friends to “Like” your post
  • Bonus: get more likes with the new “Promoted Posts” option (see below)



Big Tobacco Shills trying to stop gmo labeling in California

APPETITE FOR PROFIT, by Michele Simon, August 13, 2012

The food industry really hates it when you compare them to Big Tobacco. They try to deny the negative association by claiming that food is different than tobacco. Of course that’s true, but why are the same consultants that have worked for the tobacco industry now shilling for Big Food, opposing the ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing GMO ingredients?

Hiring Secret Consultants for the Dirty Work

The latest financial filings in California for the “No on 37: Coalition Against the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme” – reveal a $7,500 payment to the Sacramento-based political consulting firm, MB Public Affairs. Here is how the Los Angeles Times described the firm last year: 

MB Public Affairs is headed by Mark Bogetich, a garrulous operative known to his friends as “Bogey,” who has helped a number of Republican candidates neutralize their opponents. In recent years, MB Public Affairs has worked for Altria, once known as the Phillip Morris Cos. …

 


Big Food girds for California GMO fight

REUTERS, by Lisa Baertlein and Carey Gillam, August 17, 2012

After two decades fighting to force U.S. food companies to tell consumers when their products are made with genetically modified organisms, activists in California have mounted what is potentially their most promising offensive to date.

In November, voters in the nation's most populous state will decide whether to require labels on food and drinks containing so-called GMOs, or ingredients that come from plants whose DNA has been manipulated by scientists. 


California Gene-Altered Food Campaigns Draw $4.3 Million

BLOOMBERG NEWS, by James Nash, August 2, 2012

A campaign to make California the first state to require labeling of genetically modified foods has raised $2.3 million in donations, compared with $2 million collected by opponents, state records show.

Mercola.com LLC, a closely held distributor of vitamins and nutrition products based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, donated $800,000 to back the November ballot initiative as of July 27, according to data posted on the Secretary of State’s website. Major contributors to the campaign against the measure include PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) (PEP), the world’s largest snack-food maker, Nestle SA (NESN)’s Nestle USA and Coca-Cola Co. (KO) (KO), records show.