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Washington voters decide against labeling GMO's

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Or maybe I should say they let those decide for them who voted against labeling.
Monsanto and other big food corporations won this round by being allowed to spray crops with dangerous pesticides like roundup without this so-called food having to be labeled as GMO in stores.
There is only one way to avoid it: avoiding processed food and some produce unless they are labelled organic and to buy locally grown food from producers that you know.
What many people still don't seem to realize is that the main threat is not necessarily from the modified genes but from the pesticide-resistance that has been bred into these modified genes. I guess as long as the average consumer is not willing to be politically infor med and can easily be swayed by ads not much will change and the majority in this country will continue to eat toxic fake foods. National healthcare will not fix the damage that these people will do to their own health any more than drugs will fix the result of eating sugar-laden foods.
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    There is definitely something wrong with the system. I just read an article that stated much of the food being sold to U.S. consumers would never be allowed to be sold in other countries. Incredible!
    1657 days ago
    Ignorance is bliss!
    1658 days ago
    All we can do is keep on educating people. Don' t give up! It's not OVA yet!
    1658 days ago
  • LOSER05
    I always signed petitions against that... america is NOT america any more emoticon
    1658 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/7/2013 9:37:34 AM
    sorry to see the big Companies win again
    1659 days ago
    I was truly disappointed when I saw on the news that the yes vote was trailing. Education is what is needed but you have to educate people at their level of understanding and most of the population has a grade 6 reading comprehension ability. Which is why they read the news papers or watch news stories. I saw the adds for both sides, and even organic is no guarantee that there is no compromised seeds - the seeds for organic and non organic are from the same source, at least that is what I have been told. Monsanto had to win this with such resistance happening all over Europe and other countries who are retaliating against Monsanto's hold. The processing industry is just as bad - they laden our foods with sugar salt fat - those along with grains we have no business eating is a poison bullet but that is just my humble opinion. I buy organic when ever I can but will local farmers tell me the truth? Dunno ... Only time can tell and modified foods have been out in the market place for over 30 years.. so its nothing new really. emoticon
    1659 days ago
  • JLKL1980
    Makes me want to grow my own garden next year!

    1659 days ago
    If the gap were not so big the chances would be better. Theoretically there is still a tiny chance, we'll have to wait and see.
    While I agree that the primary fault lies with the companies who supported this crazy advertising campaign, advertising can be counteracted with education and every voter has a responsibility to learn about the issues they are voting for from more than just ads. This country (the United States) has much lower voting participation then most developed countries and lower than many developing countries as well. If you don't vote you don't get to decide and can't complain later.
    Too many adults in this country are emotionally immature with their focus only on consumerism, entertainment and immediate gratification. Too many of the rest are so poor that they are fighting just to survive and have no extra energy to devote to these issues.

    1659 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/9/2013 1:27:52 AM
    It's complacency- they don't think anything will hurt them or someone would step in and do something about it. It will be them that do the most complaining in the end but they did nothing to prevent it in the beginning.
    1659 days ago
    There still maybe hope. I just received an email
    from Organic Consumers Association stating
    that it is still to close to call. All ballots are mailed
    in and it may take up to a week to determine the

    They have been very active in this battle as they were
    in California. Six weeks ago 66% of voters were for
    it then as in California, Monsanto and big bio-ag
    put 22 million in to the media markets to confuse
    and scare people from voting for it. They used
    the same tactics in California. The supporters
    were only able to raise about 8 million and did
    not have the resources to counter the slick ad
    campaign designed to mislead people once again.

    Yes, it is frustrating that people are bamboozled
    by the onslaught of sophisticated advertising
    techniques. But our anger should be directed
    and the Corporations like Monsanto and the
    other players not the misled voters.
    1659 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/6/2013 1:12:24 PM
  • ERIN1957
    I will apologize for what I am about to say very rudely...stupid people! OK smart people doing stupid things like not giving a hoot until it is to late, OK back to my first statement, stupid people. What a death wish, slow suicide, wake up people!! Sorry if I offended anyone, but really?!
    1659 days ago
    This tells us how powerful money, and the ads money can buy, really are. Important lesson, but very sad indeed.
    1659 days ago
    Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe people don't want to JUST LABEL IT for God's sake!!!!
    1659 days ago
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