Tuesday, November 13, 2012


**UPDATE - 11/14/2012** The good news is in: ALL VOTES ON PROP 37 WILL BE COUNTED. The counties of California have until December 7 to report the vote and Secretary of State Debra Bowen has until December 14 to certify the vote.

Every vote cast on Prop 37 will be honored. The results will be published once they're in - fingers crossed!


Proposition 37 was on the ballot in California during last week’s election, calling for a mandate to label genetically engineered food.  The prop was endorsed by most of the major health, labor and environmental groups in California, including the California Democratic PartyWhole Foods Market, MoveOn and Food Democracy Now!, just to name a few. 

According to polls, Prop 37 was likely to pass up until just a couple of weeks prior to the election. Monsanto spearheaded an anti-Prop 37 campaign, funneling millions of dollars into deceptive ads aimed at convincing the public that the proposition was poorly written and discouraging their support of it.  For a briefing on the evils of Monsanto, check out Millions Against Monsanto on the Organic Consumers site

Here’s where the controversy comes in. The released ballot measure results state that only 46.9% voted yes, while 53.1% voted no, thereby defeating Prop 37. However, according to the investigative journalist Jon Rappoport, over a million votes on Prop 37 have gone uncounted to date.  

Here’s how you can make a difference: sign the petition for the Secretary of State of California, Debra Bowen, to insist that ALL the votes cast on Prop 37 be counted

Read more on the fight for Proposition 37 here.

Protect your right to know.


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