Monsanto’s Losing Battle Against GMO Labeling
We have power in our purchases to affect the market and politics. We just need to use it. …
Whoa! Did you see that? No one seems to notice yet that we’re winning the battle against genetically modified foods!
Over the last few years voters in Colorado, Washington State, Oregon and California created unsuccessful ballot initiatives to mandate labeling of GMOs. The Big Grocery and Big Chemical lobbies outspent the grassroots by tens of millions of dollars, were unconstrained by either the truth or ethics, and showed up on the winning side of each election. That left us on the losing side.
We mistakenly thought we’d lost the battle and the GMO lobby mistakenly thought they’d won. But we didn’t, and they didn’t. It’s a sure bet that the Monsanto knows it, too, although they fight on.
Two things happened during the elections.
One, the referendums, the endless pro-GMO commercials, and the enormous sums spent…
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