No More Fake News
November 12, 2013
Here’s a question for you. During the campaign for prop 37 in
California, and the campaign for Prop 522 in the state of Washington,
the ballot measures to label GMO food, did you see political ads like
My name is… I’m a researcher with a long track record. I study
what’s in your food. I know that Monsanto, the company that puts genes
in your food and sells a toxic herbicide called Roundup, which is also
in your food, wants Prop 522 to fail. They don’t want you to know
what’s in your food. I’m willing to debate Monsanto anytime, anywhere.
Their GMOs and their Roundup are toxic, unhealthy. Vote Yes on 522, so
you don’t have to eat Monsanto.”
No, you didn’t see an ad like that.
So why did Prop 522 go down to defeat?
What’s that? Oh, it was those big bad food corporations that donated
$22 million to shoot it down. That’s why. I mean, who could have seen
that coming? What a shock. Who could have predicted it? Whine,
whine, complain, complain.
What did Yes on 522 leaders think was going to happen? Did they think
the bad guys were going to reach into their wallets and pull out a few
thousand bucks and leave it at that?
And on Democracy Now, David Bronner, who donated the most $$ to Yes
on 522, intimated the big-money effort to defeat 522 “was the
Republicans.” Wow. That’s the answer?