Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Lessons from the No on Prop 37 Vote. | Underground Wellness:
We gave it a shot.
For over a year, hundreds — if not thousands — of brave, passionate organizers and volunteers stepped into the ring with Goliath.
They gathered the requisite signatures, secured a spot on the ballot, and spread the word to any voter who would listen.
Then last night, with our collective fingers and toes crossed, we waited, hoping that a majority of Californians valued their right to know.
Apparently 55% of my State’s populace doesn’t mind being part of our nationwide food experiment.
The people have spoken. And this time they chose to consume genetically-modified foods.
I can’t say that I was surprised by the result. Certainly disappointed, but not surprised.
While I voted Yes, on passing prop 37, it is apparent we cannot legislate food choices. There needs to be more education so the public really understands the dangers of GM foods. We can still vote with our dollars, however and choose not to purchase GM foods. Buy organic! Know that our farm animals are being fed GM grains so look for beef that has been totally grass fed (no grain finishing). Also, most bottled foods as in salad dressings and condiments have GM ingredients. Most pre-packaged foods (cookies, crackers, chips, soups, frozen dinners, etc) have GM ingredients. You have to read labels and inform yourself at the store. Be more careful and buy organic. If those who voted no on prop 37 want to eat that shit let them. You don't have to.
Posted by JOlmsted at 8:54 AM