Yes on 37 Facebook Contest

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)


WHAT SHOULD I POST?

Speak from your heart about labeling genetically engineered foods. Images work best. Be creative: tell a joke, write a poem, or record a video.

HOW DO I PROMOTE IT?

Encourage your friends to “Like” your post. Boost your visibility and get more likes using the new “Promoted Posts” feature, where you pay Facebook $7 to reach more people.

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GET THE MOST “LIKES” TO WIN

Whoever has accumulated the most “Likes” by 10pm Pacific Sunday October 21, 2012 will win a personal phone call from Robby Kenner, award-winning director of the movie "Food, Inc."

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commented 2013-09-06 09:04:08 -0700 · Flag
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commented 2012-10-23 12:51:24 -0700 · Flag
I have not watched the pro-GMO ads but I know one thing for sure— the millions of dollars donated to put those ads together from Monsanto, Dow, Dupont, Nestle, Coke and Pepsi to the extent of almost 40 million- could have already fed the poor and made them healthy. GMO is simply wrong on so many levels.. just think about it.. they are changing the DNA of your food so that crops can be subjected to more pesticides or have first hand pesticide abilities themselves. It’s all about money. Peoples bills would not go up if organics was subsidized instead of the monoculture corn. MANY countries around the world ban GMOs.
commented 2012-10-22 10:50:40 -0700 · Flag
I want to know and I do know. In addition to “knowing” I want to feed the starving children who benefit from all genetically superior food. I don’t have the $400+ per year I will have to pay for groceries if Prop 37 passes. Why should I support 37 when it is going to mean I cannot afford my children’s clothes if I also intend to feed them (+$400)?!
commented 2012-10-18 14:07:26 -0700 · Flag
Laurie, I’m not sure there will be much of a cost. For example, look how often cereal brands change up their labels now. Something is new on them all the time. A new toy or sports figure. they’ll just need to add the GMO info for the next box order. When you look at how labels are changed all the time, this does seem to be a red herring issue.
commented 2012-10-16 10:16:00 -0700 · Flag
There will not be a prohibitive cost. Someone could literally rubber stamp a package (before it was shipped to the grocery store), and it would then be labeled. Or if the grocery store was handling the packaging for an in-house product, some guy that worked at the grocery store could stamp it before it was put out on shelves.
commented 2012-10-16 00:47:41 -0700 · Flag
Obviously you miss my point. It’s not like there’ll be a little guy running around to all the grocery stores with a rubber stamp. C’mon, reassure me that there won’t be some kind of prohibitive cost, instead of looking down your nose and belittling my concerns.
commented 2012-10-16 00:15:42 -0700 · Flag
Your equating printing a few words on packaging to the increase in the cost of fuel? Hrmmm…..
commented 2012-10-15 23:57:29 -0700 · Flag
Yes. I do. Exactly the same way that fuel costs increase and food cost increase and big business gets bigger and corporations blame their huge profits on new legislation. Yes I do.
commented 2012-10-15 23:07:51 -0700 · Flag
Laurie-

Do you really think it will cost much to add a few words to a package? Given most products have planned package updates already, adding this to an already planned packaging update will cost zero. Don’t buy the argument that it will actually cost something substantial to print a few more words.
commented 2012-10-15 09:39:18 -0700 · Flag
Right now is a very bad time for the extra expense of labeling these products… I feel it should wait, if possible, since the prices will be raised to compensate the expense and us consumers can rarely afford that along with the cost of gas prices adding to food prices already. Think before you vote. And think out of the box, and shop at your local Farmers Market!