Californians: We Should All Be Embarrassed.

published November 2012

It is definitely a sad day to be a Californian.  Prop 37 has NOT passed this November 2012 election.

I think we have really hit a new low when it comes to the “if I can’t see it, it’s not happening” mentality.  Perhaps my fellow Californians think that if they ignorantly consume genetically modified foods nothing will happen – after all everyone knows that it is only when you knowingly consume GMOs that the trouble starts.

To think that people would want to give their children toxic genetically mutated foods that cause infertility, cancer and death is beyond me.

Mike Adams in his article ‘Proposition 37 appears to have failed in California, but GMO labeling awareness achieves victory‘ states,
The GMO labeling ballot measure, which would have required food companies to label the GM content of foods, was defeated with the use of over $45 million in fraudulent advertising and dirty tricks funded by Monsanto, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, General Mills, DuPont, Bayer and other food and pesticide companies.

Over the last month, this cabal of deceptive companies has funneled money into a campaign of criminal fraud which, among other crimes, fabricated a fake FDA quote and sent out mailers that fraudulently used the FDA seal. A criminal complaint has already been filed with the FBI.

The “No on 37″ campaign also used fabricated front groups and impersonated a police organization (among others) to send out yet more fake mailers to voters, claiming that the police oppose GMO labeling. That fraudulent claim, of course, is entirely false. [Please click here to read the full article for a great overview of the devastating GMO labeling defeat].

BallotPedia has a superb breakdown which shows exactly who supported the labeling initiative and who gave enormous donations to suppress it from happening.  I think the results will surprise no one with half a brain:

Donors:

Total campaign cash
as of November 3, 2012

Support:

$8,700,000

Opposition:

$45,600,000

Joseph Mercola was one of the main financial supporters of Proposition 37. He is an osteopath who lives in suburban Chicago. According to Mercola, “Your health care, your food supply, everything you need to live a healthy life is now being taken away and controlled by a massive industrial complex and corrupt government.”

These are the $50,000 and over donors to the “yes” campaign as of 11/3/12:
(Support these companies!  They care about your health and well being)

Donor

Amount

Organic Consumers Fund

$1,334,865

Mercola Health Resources

$1,115,000

Kent Whealy

$1,000,000

Nature’s Path Foods

$660,709

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

$566,438

Mark Squire/Stillonger Trust

$440,000

Wehah Farm (Lundberg Family Farms)

$251,500

Ali Partovi

$219,113

Amy’s Kitchen

$200,000

Great Foods of America

$177,000

Alex Bogusky

$100,000

Clif Bar & Co.

$100,000

Cropp Cooperative (Organic Valley)

$100,000

Annie’s, Inc.

$50,000

Michael S. Funk

$50,000

Nutiva

$50,000

 It is important to note that Wholefoods did not donate anything to the “Yes on 37 initiative”.  They claim that is it there corporate policy not to donate to political initiatives & that instead they inform their employees how to then in turn inform their customers about GMOs.  Well, I for one have decided it is my corporate policy NOT to shop at hypocritical stores which jump on the band wagon but have no bucks to back up their claims of health promotion.

As of November 3, 2012, about $45.6 million had been donated to the “No on 37″ campaign effort

These are the $100,000 and over donors to the “no” campaign as of 11/3/12:
(These Companies DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU AT ALL.  If they did they would not have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to NOT tell you what poisons you are eating. VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY & LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE AWARE OF THEIR DISGUSTING ACTIONS)

Donor

Amount

Monsanto

$8,112,867

E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.

$5,400,000

Pepsico, Inc.

$2,145,400

Grocery Manufacturers Association

$2,002,000

DOW Agrisciences

$2,000,000

Bayer Cropscience

$2,000,000

BASF Plant Science

$2,000,000

Syngenta Corporation

$2,000,000

Kraft Foods Global

$1,950,500

Coca-Cola North America

$1,700,500

Nestle USA

$1,315,600

Conagra Foods

$1,176,700

General Mills

$1,135,300

Kellogg Company

$790,000

Smithfield Foods

$683,900

Del Monte Foods

$674,100

Campbell’s Soup

$500,000

Heinz Foods

$500,000

Hershey Company

$493,900

The J.M. Smucker Company

$485,000

Bimbo Bakeries

$422,900

Ocean Spray Cranberries

$387,100

Mars Food North America

$376,650

Council for Biotechnology Information

$375,000

Hormel Foods

$374,300

Unilever

$372,100

Bumble Bee Foods

$368,500

Sara Lee

$343,600

Kraft Food Group

$304,500

Pinnacle Foods

$266,100

Dean Foods Company

$253,950

Biotechnology Industry Organization

$252,000

Bunge North America

$248,600

McCormick & Company

$248,200

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

$237,664

Abbott Nutrition

$234,500

Cargill, Inc.

$226,846

Rich Products Corporation

$225,537

Flowers Foods

$182,000

Dole Packaged Foods

$171,261

Knouse Foods Cooperative

$164,731

Other food companies who contributed to the “no” campaign (but with checks of less than $150,000) included Sunny Delight Beverages, McCain Foods, Tree Top, Idahoan Foods, Richelieu Foods, Land O’Lakes, Hillshire Brands, Morton Salt, Clorox, Goya de Puerto Rico, Sargento and Godiva Chocolatier.

There is not much more to say accept the below companies owe every Californian who voted “No” on GMO labeling a HUGE thank you.  These multi-billion dollar, toxin-slanging, greedy & DISGUSTING companies love Californians right? RIGHT?
WAKE UP!

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Additional Prop 37 & GMO Labeling Links:

If you happen to still care about what you are putting down you and your children’s throats please check out this FABULOUS website which lists the companies who support the use of NON GMO INGREDIENTS:
The NON GMO Project – Verified Products ListWe encourage you to support the brands and products below in recognition of their laudable commitment to ensuring the sustained availability of non-GMO options, and their belief that consumers deserve an informed choice.
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