Has anyone ever been in high school chemistry class, followed what you believed was the procedure exactly, only to have something go horribly awry? To have the experiment produce a completely unintended result?
Experiments go sideways when you don’t have all the information you need to control the outcome.
What if you and your children were the specimens being experimented on?
Every time you eat processed food in this country, you’re being experimented on. How do you feel about that?
Prop 37 in California is a labeling law. That’s it. It will simply alert a consumer to the fact that what they are about to eat contains genetically-modified ingredients, which in this country are primarily corn, soy, and sugar beets. Look at the label, then decide if you want to buy it and eat it. That’s it.
Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, Dow, Dupont, and Syngenta are pouring money into the No on 37 Campaign to flood Californians with the fear that a label will make their grocery bill skyrocket. Other companies that are injecting money into a massive No campaign are Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Kellogg, General Mills, Smuckers, Hormel, ConAgra, and Hershey, among others. Their reasoning? “Consumers just don’t understand.”
They think you’re stupid. They think that you are too stupid to know what’s in your food.
They think that you won’t “understand” that they are in the business of changing the essential nature of a food (DNA) so that they can patent seeds and sell herbicides and pesticides en masse.
The first products with GMO’s were introduced to the market in 1996. In the 16 years since, food allergies and sensitivities have been on the rise. The use of sprayed pesticides and herbicides have increased exponentially. The genes of weeds and insects have fundamentally changed to resist biotechnology’s efforts to kill them and have actually grown stronger – super weeds and super bugs.
These are the companies that brought you Agent Orange and DDT, and told you they were “perfectly safe.”
If you were handed a corn cob and told, “This corn cob’s DNA has been spliced with DNA from another organism to release a poison that made the insect’s stomach explode from the inside, OH, but it’s perfectly safe for you!” Would you eat it? Would you believe the people trying to sell you that corn?
It’s said that, “knowledge is power.” If you aren’t provided with knowledge, you are kept from exerting your power – choosing what to eat. Labeling GMO’s will restore the power of your food choices back to you, where it belongs.
Please vote Yes on Prop 37. You have the power to set a precedent that the whole country can follow. We need you.