The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, who was sued by Washington State’s Attorney General for hiding their campaign contributions has cut a check for another 3 million dollars. This brings the total contribution to No to over 21 million. These corporations are fighting hard to keep consumers in the dark. Desperate to win, they are blitzing the airwaves, trying to confuse consumers, convincing them that the GMO labelling measure isn’t strong enough. But Initiative Yes on 522 to label GMOs complies with international labelling laws. It’s also endorsed by Consumer’s Reports who have meticulously studied the matter (as Consumer Reports tends to) and say that costs wont increase for putting 5 words on the ingredients panel.
Who will succeed? It’s up to each and every one of us. Please support Yes on 522 so they can continue to run ads. Make calls, donate to the campaign if you are able. Send your happy vibes, post on FB your support. We need to win this for the rights of consumers all over North America.
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Is LA going to follow in BC’s Footsteps and declare itself GMO free? Given that the urban vote was overwhelmingly for labelling, it is just a matter of time! My brother Arjan, who is this morning teaching city kids about organic gardening has great faith in the urban gardening revolution. LA councillors Koretz and O’Farrell are presenting a motion to LA council this morning. They are also giving a press conference beforehand. Speakers include Nisha Vida, whom I met in LA last month. (See post: GMO OMG LA Premiere.) Please click on the link below to know more about LA GMO Free and read the press release.
I’m so excited about this! This is hot on the heels of Washington’s impending vote to label GMOs (Vote YES on 522) and the encouraging news from Kauai and Hawaii whose councils have voted just this week to restrict and declare pesticide use in GMO production. Mahalo to Hawaii. I see the positive vibes travel through the waters, waves and droplets. They carry hope and tropical sunshine. They carry the gentle Hawaii breeze, the thunderous force of 100 foot waves, the hopes and dreams of a better world.