If Your Products are Safe, Label Them!
Here is a sure way to secure the health of the future generations: vote with your wallet!
The major food manufacturers headed by Monsanto spent $45 million and narrowly defeated the citizen-driven initiative to disclose what is in your food. They won at the ballot box (I still can hardly believe the ignorance it took to vote this down), but the real choice is at the grocery store checkout.
Californias Label GMO proposition failed at the polls, 46.9% to 53.1%. Monsanto and Friends massively outspent the Label GMO (the yes side), but they still ran into significant grassroots support for full GMO disclosure on food labelswith four million Californians voting in favor of the proposal.
Heres an irony for you: the Big Food industry claimed that the proposition would increase food costs. This was proven untrue, yet they were willing to spend $45 million to keep foods from being labeled. It just has to be that Monsanto and Friends are terrified of the American people learning whats in the food they feed their children. I wonder what kind of mind set it takes to get up in the morning, kiss your children, and go to work selling stuff that threatens our existence as species?
I think it is a good thing that this campaign brought genetically engineered foods up as a topic of state and national conversations. Despite the oppositions fear-based propaganda and personal attacks on integrative physicians, the truth is still going to win out. This issue has the same moral values as the Big Tobacco, or Big Sugar, or Big Land Mines is trying to shove down your throat please stay asleep, trust us, everything is fine. You have no interest in these droids
Until the issue becomes so big that everyone will demand that the GMOs be disclosed, there's something that you can do: stop buying products made by the companies that fought against your right to have your food clearly labeled! Take a close look at every box of cereal, can of soup, bar of chocolate, or bottle of soda. Not that YOU would eat any of this, right?
These are the heroes that fought against your right to have your food clearly labeled:
- Campbell Soup
- Del Monte
- General Mills
- Land O Lakes
- Sara Lee
- and some others
More interesting will be checking out the names of brands they own brands you'd never expect to be associated with the pro-GMO camp.
Please don't let these companies get away with blocking your freedom of choice!
See our full list of companies and brands that donated to defeat Prop 37, and please encourage others to sign our pledge to keep your kitchen free of GMOs!