Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com.
Even If You Are Boycotting the Presidential Election, Vote Yes on Proposition 37
We believe that voting for a third party presidential candidate is a valuable act. Even though California has more than 10% of the American population, California will obviously go to Obama, and so there is no reason for Californians to worry about swaying the election. So we believe that Californians should definitely vote for the third party candidate of their choice.
But even if our California readers aren’t planning on voting in the presidential race, there is a very important reason to go to the polls and vote tomorrow.
We have a right to know if our food has been genetically modified, especially since genetically engineered foods have been linked to obesity, cancer, liver failure, infertility and all sorts of other diseases. Watch brief videos of scientists talking about this issue here and here.
Vote YES on proposition 37, to force the big agrichemical companies like Monsanto and DuPont to label genetically modified foods … so that we as consumers have the CHOICE about what we buy.
Even though past polls have shown Californians overhwhelmingly favor proposition 37, support has been plummeting since Monsanto and the other gmo giants have poured millions into defeating proposition 37 with deceptive advertisements. Indeed, the initiative is now in a dead heat
Why have they been putting so much money into one state ballot? Because a labeling requirement in California would lead to labeling nationwide.
If you live in California, your vote for president won’t really be counted (other than towards matching funds for a third party) … but your vote for proposition 37 will count on a crucial issue for everyone’s health.
Note: Shopping at Whole Foods or other high-end “organic” stores does NOT guarantee that you’ll avoid GMOs: