Posted by Dave on October 5, 2012
You might think that because 90 percent of Americans want genetically engineered foods labeled that corporations and our government would respect the wishes of the American people. But of course, only here in America, you'd be wrong.
Despite already labeling GMOs in 50 other countries around the world, the coalition of chemical, junk food and biotech companies are flooding the airwaves in California with lies to mislead voters about Yes on 37, the simple ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods.
Leading the charge against your right to know what's in your food is biotech seed and chemical giant Monsanto that believes that any lie is OK to tell as long as they can keep Americans in the dark about what they're buying and feeding their families. What do they have to hide?
With your help we can expose their lies to California voters.
As Food Democracy Now! reported last week, the opposition has raised more than $34 million dollars to unleash a flood of lies and their deceptive ads have already started this week.
Unfortunately, reports from Bay area viewers have confirmed that during the first Presidential debate the opposition ran an ad featuring a pro-biotech "scientist" from Stanford University to misrepresent the facts about Prop 37. The Stanford "scientist" in question is no everyday scientist, but biotech ideologue Henry I. Miller of the radical right-wing Hoover Institute. In what seems to be no coincidence, Henry I. Miller also happens to be the founding director of the FDA's Office of Biotechnology, which he ran from 1989 to 1994.
For the past 20 years Americans have been kept in the dark because of a politically engineered loophole that former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor - now back at the FDA as Food Safety Czar - and biotech "scientist" Henry I. Miller helped implement despite the continued objections of other FDA scientists.
Now, once again, Monsanto is using Miller and his affiliation with Stanford University as a front man for their lies to California voters. This is an outrage!
Monsanto has already funneled $7.1 million dollars to defeat California’s Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods. Monsanto has only one goal – denying you the Right to Know what’s in your food - and they're willing to tell any lie to get it done.
Already, Monsanto, DuPont, Coke, Pepsi and Nestle's deceptive and misleading ads are running on the air in California. The problem is, the opposition knows that lying and deception works. After all, they did it for decades, whether it was covering up the harm to human health with cigarettes, Agent Orange or DDT.
With your help, we will win in November.
I think we deserve this right, don't you? Please join us in defeating this biotech Goliath and make GMO labeling a reality with me today. Time is running short.
Thank you for contributing what you can today - Together we can win!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Action! Team
P.S. All money raised for this campaign will go through Food Democracy Action!, a 501(c)4 allied organization of Food Democracy Now!, focused on grassroots lobbying and legislative action. Donations are not tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!
1. “Meet the Scientific “Experts” Claiming GMO Foods are Safe”, Appetite for Profit, September 12, 2012
2. “ ‘Safe’ Levels of Round-Up Weedkiller and GM Corn Found to Cause Tumours and Multiple Organ Damage”, Sustainable Food Trust, September 19, 2012