The Latest News: who is the man in that vote NO ad?
October 4, 2012
Dear Citizen for Health,
You Have The Right To Know What's In Your Food!
For the past 20 years, Americans have been denied their right to know what’s in their food. On November 6th, 2012, that’s going to change...
California has historically been a benchmark for how policy develops nationwide - basically, what happens in California eventually happens across the country - so we hope to be working soon in support of Right to Know policy in your state. For now, stay ahead of the curve - stay informed, and share what you know with anyone you can - information is power!
It's the final stretch on the campaign trail toward passage of California's Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act - and things just keep getting more interesting....
The latest news: Monsanto knows that the public doesn't trust them when it comes to public health, the environment, and supporting family farmers. That's why you won't hear too many public comments coming directly from Monsanto in opposition to Prop 37. But their $7 million contribution to the No on 37 campaign has resulted in several messengers shilling on their behalf.
UC Davis Professor Kent Bradford has become one of Monsanto's most prolific messengers in opposition to Prop 37. He writes newspaper editorials, testifies before legislative committees, and is always ready with a quote for the media. Bradford also is the director of the UC-Davis Seed Biotechnology Center. Who sits on the Center's Advisory Council? Monsanto, of course.
Monsanto's relationship with Bradford and UC-Davis doesn't stop there, as Michele Simon writes.
Remember the notice at a Monsanto staff canteen stating the decision "to remove, as far as practicable, GM soya and maize from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the above steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve." According to Tony Coombes, the company's spokesperson, "Yes, this is the case, and it is because we believe in choice."
Have you seen any of our opponent's TV ads? Brutal.
The No on 37 campaign is blanketing the airwaves with lies and distortions. These ads are designed to confuse voters and steer them away from the irresistible, powerful notion that we have the right to know what’s in our food.
On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the No campaign was forced to pull one of their ads off the air after they misrepresented Stanford University.
Still, a befuddled Miller appears on TV stations across the state every hour of every day – claiming Prop 37 is confusing. But Miller is confused about a lot of things – he also says cigarettes are not harmful and, in the wake of the nuclear disaster in Japan, claimed that low levels of nuclear radiation may be beneficial to our health. Yes, that Henry Miller.
On Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle exposed misleading statements in the No on 37 ads. Yes on 37 In The News
They note, for example, that our opponent's claim that Prop 37 will lead to higher food costs "is based on the opposition's own study; there is no independent data that corroborate that estimate." Whoops!
$35 million can buy them the airwaves, but it can't buy them the facts. Help us spread the word that our opponent's ads are riddled with lies and distortions.
Yes on Prop 37 · Paid for by Yes on 37 For Your Right to Know if Your Food Has Been Genetically Engineered - Supported by Consumer Advocates Makers of Organic Products and California Farmers, Major funding by Mercola Health Resources LLC and Organic Consumers Fund. 5940 College Ave, Suite F , Oakland, CA 94618, United States
Thanks Syxforex for this post.
I sent it off to Jeffrey Smith's Institute for Responsible Technology and my contact person. Who knows, they might put it out in a bulk email for the campaign. That would be great!!!!
Great link and thanks again,
Last edited by Rachel; October 8th, 2012 at 04:29 PM.
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