Originally posted by ShadeWolf
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
That's exactly what Romney supporters are saying. According to extremists on both topics the vote of the people doesn't matter, what they think is "right" is all that should be taken into account.
Several food manufacturers, including Monsanto, Coke, Pepsi, and Kraft Foods (amongst others) threw their considerable weight behind ads to defeat the proposition, ponying up an impressive $45 million+ for the cause (Monsanto alone contributed more than $8 million). Supporters of the GMO labeling initiative, on the other hand, only came up with funds totaling less than $9 million.
Support for Prop. 37 was, at first, widespread but had plummeted as election day approached. A California Business Roundtable/Pepperdine U. poll on Sept. 27 revealed that 66.9 percent of voters supported Prop. 37. The same poll taken on Oct. 11 had 48.3 percent of voters backing the initiative and only 39.1 percent as of Oct. 30.
Nearly every newspaper editorial board in the state came out against Prop 37, not on the grounds of the merit of labeling, but, rather, that the bill was poorly written.
are you joking ?
Originally posted by ShadeWolf
So they're taking illegal action against a measure that was put to vote and failed. How exactly is this different from Republicans loudly whining about Obama winning? "We didn't get our way, so we're just going to do what we want anyways!" How childish.
Originally posted by jude11
Well, if this isn't taking it to the streets (or grocery shelves) I don't know what is.
If California isn't going to stand and deliver, then it has to be done in one way or the other. Peaceful resistance is what most agree with and what is more peaceful than a sticker?
I know there's going to be flack from this movement but it will send a message to many and at least someone is doing something about the criminals in our food chain.
Activists and concerned citizens around the world have had enough with corrupt corporations censoring their right to know what’s in their food, and frankly they’re beyond upset. And if the government will not side with the 90 plus percentage of consumers who are in favor of GMO labeling, then they’re going to do it themselves. Read more: naturalsociety.com...
With a lack of real GMO labeling thanks to dirty tricks by pro-GMO groups like No on 37, grassroots initiatives are the only methods of alerting the public to what they are putting into their mouths. Pro-GMO campaigns have impersonated and illegally used the FDA seal, posed as phony cop and democrat groups, and poured more than $45 million into keeping consumers into the dark.Now, citizens are fighting back through peaceful grassroots initiatives. As a picture from one Treehugger blog shows, consumers are honestly labeling processed foods across the shelves of international grocers:
So, grab a few stickers, make them yourselves if you have to...and go nuts! Get the kiddies involved because what kid doesn't like grocery stores, stickers and permission to stick things on other things...
Remember: "A Sticker a Day Makes the Bad Guys Go Away!" (or something like that)
Oh..BTW...Monsanto...YOU WILL LOSE!
Campaign Website: labelityourself.org...
The Label It Yourself (#LIY) campaign empowers people to make educated decisions about what is in their food, without waiting for government or corporations to do it for them.
edit on 15-11-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)