Tomorrow is election day across the U.S., and the fight to label GMOs in California is nearing its end. Proposition 37 is the first of its kind, a ballot initiative requiring the labeling of GMO foods in the state. Why is that important? Because it means that it was created by people like you and me, and that it was actually voted onto the ballot by the public in an earlier election! It means that this is a law that the people want.
In California, biotech companies and their allies in Big Food are spending more than $1 MILLION per day in an ad campaign to try to sway the public to vote against Prop 37. This is the same public that wants GMOs labeled! In poll after poll, an average of 91% of us think it’s a good idea to label GMOs.
And yet despite this vast majority, the huge amounts of money being poured into the Vote No on Prop 37 campaign have meant that the public is getting a very one-sided look at this proposition. Most of it? Lies. (For a breakdown of the major arguments against Prop 37, along with sound rebuttals, please read Objections to Prop 37? Read This. And, if you’ve got friends and family in California, maybe share it with them, too?)
But first, I think you should see something.
The Video Monsanto Doesn’t Want You To See
Being billed as a video that’s too dangerous for you to see, this two and a half minute spot attempts to concisely make a case against GMOs.
Thoughts? I, for one, thought it very well-edited, and loved how they made the points they chose to make. There is just soooo much that can be said in this discussion, but I think they tried to touch on things that wouldn’t need too much explanation and which would easily put enough doubt in people’s minds about GMOs that they’ll Vote Yes on Prop 37.
Sh*t GMO Companies Say
Are you familiar with this video meme? I’ve watched quite a few and found them hilarious. (If you haven’t seen one, search out a few on YouTube. You’ll get a chuckle.)
This one is just as funny, but with a sharp edge to the humor. Enjoy!
Winners of This Month’s Yes on 37 Giveaways
Now, for the winners!
Vital Choice $500 Gift Certificate — Meredith Ricketts
Ayala’s Herbal Water Grand Prize — Meredith Thompson
Ayala’s Herbal Water 2nd Prize — Martine Bracke
Congratulations! If you won a prize, please contact me with your mailing address and contact information so I can help get your prize to you!
Don’t forget to vote!
If you haven’t taken advantage of early voting, please be sure to go vote tomorrow!