Thursday, October 3, 2013
Vote YES I522 To Force Genetically Modified/Engineered Products To Be Labeled
I-522 UPDATE $17.1 Million Worth of Lies
How many lies will $17.1 million buy? Enough to sink another GMO labeling initiative?
Opponents of I-522, Washington State’s initiative to require mandatory labeling of GMOs, hope so. They’re banking on their ability to broadcast enough lies, often enough, to enough voters, to defeat I-522.
And if they do, the GMO labeling movement might not recover.
In 15 short days, Washington State voters will begin mailing in their ballots. In 33 days – on November 5 - it will all be over.
That’s all the time we have left to raise enough money to reach every voter in Washington State.
Our opponents are desperate. And filthy rich. A dangerous combination.
Their lies are familiar to us. But maybe not so to millions of voters who are hearing about GMOs for the first time.
Who are “they”? The NO on I-522 campaign is funded by Monsanto. Dow. Dupont. Bayer. BASF. And the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). The GMA has kicked in $7.2 million on behalf of food companies like Pepsi, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Kraft and others – cowardly companies that are funneling their donations through the GMA to avoid the kind of bad publicity that came raining down on them last year, when they publicly donated to defeat a GMO labeling initiative in California.
Who are “we”? We are moms who want better food choices for our families. We are students. And grandparents. We are republicans, democrats, independents. We are blue-collar and white-collar workers. We are old. We are young.
We are fed up with letting Monsanto, the giant GMA lobbying group, the FDA and the USDA poison our food. And trample our rights.
We are the GMO labeling movement. And it’s up to us to win this key battle.
Still not sure why GMO is destroying the environment and your health? Check out this page or thousands of others that reveal how many countries around the world have banned it completely and the GM, or GE companies DEPEND on the US as their only suckers who still buy their garbage. Products afraid of labeling their ingredients? Why do they have to deceive?
Please share the word with all Washington Voters!