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Old 07-10-2012, 06:44 AM
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Support the California GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative

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California is poised to be the first state with mandatory GMO labeling laws through the 2012 California Ballot Initiative process. Polls show support to get this initiative on the ballot & voted in. Over 80% of those polled supported mandatory labeling.
A win for the California Initiative would be a huge blow to biotech and a huge victory for food activists. Monsanto and their minions have billions invested in GMOs and they are willing to spend millions to defeat this initiative. California is the 8th largest economy in the world. Labeling laws in CA will affect packaging and ingredient decisions nation-wide. The bill has been carefully written to ensure that it will not increase costs to consumers or producers
http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm

http://organicconsumersfund.org/label/

Are you willing to support the California GMO labeling ballot initiative?
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:42 AM
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Awesome!
Nothing wrong with knowing what's in your food.
 
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“In 1992 the Food and Drug Administration decided that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the functional equivalent of conventional foods. They arrived at this decision without testing GMOs for allergenicity, toxicity, anti-biotic resistance and functional characteristics. As a result hundreds of millions of acres of GMO crops were planted in America without the knowledge or consent of the American people: no safety testing and no long term health studies.

“The FDA has received over a million comments from citizens demanding labeling of GMOs. Ninety percent of Americans agree. So, why no labeling? I’ll give you one reason: The influence and the corruption of the political process by Monsanto. Monsanto has been a prime mover in GMO technology, a multi-million dollar GMO lobby here and a major political contributor.

“There is a chance that Monsanto’s grip will be broken in California where a GMO labeling initiative is on the ballot. And here in Congress, my legislation HR 3553 will provide for a national labeling law. Americans have a right to know if their food is genetically engineered. It’s time for labeling and for people to know how their food is being produced.”
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YouTube censors 'Organic Spies' video exposing Whole Foods employees lying about GMOs

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I once thought Whole Foods was a great place to shop, and I used to look forward to finding a Whole Foods store in every city I visited. Now when I see "Whole Foods" I think to myself, "Poison Foods" and I have images of those cancer tumors in the rats just pop into my head. I will never shop at Whole Foods again unless and until this corporation honestly labels GMOs or stops selling them altogether.

Two days ago, a group calling itself "Organic Spies" released a shocking video exposing the "GMO lies" at Whole Foods. The retailer sells masses of Monsanto's genetically modified corn, it turns out, and its employees blatantly lie to customers while claiming Whole Foods sells no GMOs at all! YouTube is now playing along with this lie by censoring the "Organic Spies" video, which happened earlier today.

On YouTube, you can watch videos of people having their teeth knocked out, animals being brutally shot by hunters, and even sexually explicit "soft porn." But you absolutely cannot be allowed to watch a video exposing the truth that Whole Foods sells a massive amount of GMOs at its stores.

That video, featuring hidden camera footage from the "Organic Spies" investigative group, was recently pulled (censored) by YouTube, most likely after complaints from Whole Foods itself.

Any attempt to view the video now results in a message from YouTube: "This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube's Terms of Service."

In other words, it told the truth.
http://www.naturalnews.com/037410_Or...red_video.html

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YouTube censors 'Organic Spies' video exposing Whole Foods employees lying about GMOs

Do you think that Google decision was justified?
I think that Google gets a "pass" far too often.
People seem to forget that it's just another corporation, with one motive in mind... profit.
 
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I think that Google gets a "pass" far too often.
People seem to forget that it's just another corporation, with one motive in mind... profit.
I fully agree with you Zap, and we can see similarities on how Google handle DMCA, they are the judge and enforcer, and when things are obvious that the infringer fake counter notices, they hide behind the laws.
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With GMO foods more prevalent and more unpopular than ever, even "organic"-oriented grocery chains have been scrambling to spin the sad truth that genetically-modified ingredients have saturated the market and infiltrated virtually all food brands.

Such is the case with Whole Foods, leader in the organic products market, who've made billions advertising their stores as all 'natural,' wholesome and containing 'nothing artificial ever.'
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In a bizarre development on the fight for Proposition 37 (the GMO labeling initiative) in California, the "No on 37" campaign, funded by Monsanto and other agribusiness giants, has been forced to pull one of its own television ads.
http://www.naturalnews.com/037440_Pr...niversity.html
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Interesting article to read!

Why Do Supporters of Genetically Engineered Foods Insist on Organics for Their Own Families?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...nic-foods.aspx
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California GMO measure may fail after food industry fights back

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Major food and seed companies appear to be on the verge of defeating a California ballot initiative that, if passed on Tuesday, would create the first labeling requirement for genetically modified foods in the United States.

In a campaign reminiscent of this summer's successful fight against a proposed tobacco tax in California, opposition funded by Monsanto Co, DuPont, PepsiCo Inc and others unleashed waves of TV and radio advertisements against Proposition 37 and managed to turn the tide of public opinion.

Four weeks ago, the labeling initiative was supported by more than two-thirds of Californians who said they intended to vote on November 6, according to a poll from the California Business Roundtable and Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy. On Tuesday, their latest poll showed support had plummeted to 39 percent, while opposition had surged to almost 51 percent.

The swing in sentiment in the final weeks was predicted by pollsters, based on the power of a $46 million "No on 37" campaign, one of the best-funded for a California ballot measure fight. The ads claim the "badly written" initiative would increase the average family's grocery bills by $400 annually and hobble California farmers. Opponents also take aim at what they call "special interest exemptions" for restaurant food and products from animals fed with grain containing genetically modified organisms, popularly known as GMOs.

Backers of the labeling initiative say consumers have the right to know what is in the food they eat. They dispute opponents' cost projections and say labeling would not be burdensome to families or businesses.

They could still prevail on Tuesday if the polling turns out to be wrong, or if a last minute push by grassroots supporters takes root.

Many processed foods sold in the United States are made at least in part with corn, soybeans or other crops that have been genetically modified - crossed with DNA from other species to do things like make them resistant to insects or weed killer.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49689668...s-environment/

I hope people will vote for Proposition 37, there are a lot of disinformation from the GMO corporations, people need to stand for consumers informations and GMO risks information.
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So... It looks like Prop 37 was defeated. Monsanto wins! Yay! NOT!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...n-gm-labelling

The people were hoodwinked.

One of the main point of opposition to labelling GMO foods was that your grocery bill was going to increase.
But this hasn't happened in Europe where they already label GMO foods. Food prices don't rise because of GMO labelling.
And I find it odd that the folks who create the food we buy are against the prices on that food rising.
Hmmmmm. Monsanto doesn't want the price of their products to rise and that's why they're against Prop 37.
You'll have to excuse me. My bullsh1tometer just went crazy!
 
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So... It looks like Prop 37 was defeated. Monsanto wins! Yay! NOT!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...n-gm-labelling

The people were hoodwinked.

One of the main point of opposition to labelling GMO foods was that your grocery bill was going to increase.
But this hasn't happened in Europe where they already label GMO foods. Food prices don't rise because of GMO labelling.
And I find it odd that the folks who create the food we buy are against the prices on that food rising.
Hmmmmm. Monsanto doesn't want the price of their products to rise and that's why they're against Prop 37.
You'll have to excuse me. My bullsh1tometer just went crazy!
If it was only that...Monsanto-funded 'No on 37' campaign fabricates FDA quote, engages in criminal misconduct.

http://www.naturalnews.com/037699_Mo..._No_on_37.html
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