Food Labeling – Proposition 37 – and Monsanto

Just a month ago, Prop 37 which institudes food labeling in California, had 68% in favor and it was winning by a landslide. Obviously, people want to know what’s in their food – it does not matter if the stuff in their food is actually dangerous or benign.

We want to know!

Monsanto and their supporters have raised $40 million to defeat Prop 37, and it’s working. Only 48% of  the population is now in favor. Well-designed propaganda, on Facebook, online, in flyers and on television is misleading and confusing the people.

Since the bill is not perfect, and some hotdogs require labeling and others don’t, they claim we should not have this requirement.

Nonsense, all of it!

We want to know what’s in our food!


Danger on your Dinner Plate

Here is an excellent article that shows what happens when you privatize an industry that really SHOULD be government regulated. We all hate the FDA, blame it for making things difficult for drug companies, industry and farmers. I can see why we feel that way. Then I read this about private inspection companies and anecdotal results.

Ridiculous Argument Against California Prop 37

California Prop 37 implements food labeling if the product contains genetically engineered components or ingredients.

I am a scientific-minded person and I am a business person. This proposition has nothing to do with whether the products themselves are safe or healthy. It’s about labeling them.

This argument, straight out of the California Voter Information Guide, implies that the products are safe. It’s not about the products!

It also implies that we need scientific justification for labeling. No, we don’t.

I am a consumer, and I want to know what’s in my food, so I can make my own buying decisions more effectively. You can’t tell me that it’s going  to cost all this money to put labels on food.

IT’S A STAMP! Let’s put it on.