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"Frankenfood" GMO Labels Rejected By Washington State Voters!!??

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Before the votes were in yesterday, I read that if Washington voters beat down the likes of Monsanto in requiring GMO labels, it would have opened the door making it easier for other states to follow.

But they didn't. Just like we in CA didn't. What is it with us when we are blatantly being poisoned? Are we that apathetic or believe the commercials with false information?

I usually don't get on soap boxes and try to say "live and let live." In this case, our food definitely IS life or death. Very disappointed.

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    This is so sad. Money talks and people follow. Where I live it's very hard to find organic food.
    1688 days ago
    It's very sad that the original strong support for this measure was eroded by a successful ad campaign financed by big corporations. I'm sorry the voters were persuaded. In my state (Oregon) our legislature passed a budget in a special session that INCLUDED a bill that prohibits local jurisdictions from requiring GMO labeling. Governor states it is because any regulation should be from the state. But the state legislature won't require labeling.
    1688 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    The truth is that most people really don't care. If they did, we wouldn't have an obesity epidemic in this country. Dr. Mercola has so many articles on how bad the GMO food is for us.
    1689 days ago
    Above many people on Spark you should understand why I eat the way I do. It takes great restraint not to say many things to many people regarding what I know and what you just stated.


    And, we can't be bought out.

    'Nuf said!

    1689 days ago
    Maybe the voters are using their buying habits to choose what they eat. I know that I will do that.
    1689 days ago
    Money speaks. Monsanto has a lot of money to get their message across.
    1689 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    1689 days ago
    I'm amazed the voters don't vote labelling in. GRRRRR! Unbelievable.

    What is wrong with having more information about our food!
    1689 days ago
    I really don't understand the GMO issue. Does it apply to fruits and veggies and meat, or just processed foods?
    1689 days ago
    I responded before to this but my answers gets kicked off the spark system - Stupidity Really !
    1689 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/6/2013 10:24:53 AM
    Yea, that is sad. Whatever people feel about food, you'd think everyone would want more information on the labels.

    If they don't want to know, they don't have to look at the labels, but information is always a good thing.

    I do think things are changing, but too slowly.
    1689 days ago
    I didn't realize that all the votes were in, and results had been posted. Very disappointed.
    1689 days ago
  • TINY67
    1689 days ago
    How sad, what a real let down!
    1689 days ago
  • EMILY0724
    If I lived there, I'd vote!!! I guess Tennessee is apathetic on this issue. It never comes up. Sad.
    1690 days ago
    So sad to hear this. I suppose many of the voters believe "Ignorance is Bliss." Eventually, one of our states will require GMO labels. And once that happens... it'll be the beginning of the end for Frankenfoods.
    1690 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Here in New England there has been support. And I have been finding "Non-GMO" labels on products. Change happens slowly, but it does happen. There is so much more organic available than there was 10 years ago.
    1690 days ago
    GMO and similar programs increase profits at the cost of our health.

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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    1690 days ago
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