PROPOSITION 37 - Key to healthy eating
Proposition 37 - the right to know what's in our food measure on your November 6 ballot - is crucial for all Californians. Why? Because big Ag and the chemical industry, like Monsanto, want to control the marketplace with their genetically modified seed, and the pesticides they peddle.
They don't want you to know whether your food has been genetically modified, because savvy consumers won't buy it. Right now they resort to scare tactics, lawsuits against farmers whom they have contaminated by letting their seed drift onto neighboring farms, and pouring millions into campaigns against pro-environment, pro-proposition 37 candidates.
People in Marin and Sonoma want to know what's in their food. They trust their local family farmers and organic growers. They don't trust Monsanto and its cronies.
CORPORATE INTERESTS TRYING TO INFLUENCE LOCAL ELECTION
They should likewise not trust the smear campaigns being waged by those very corporate interests who are trying to defeat an environmental champion in the Assembly right now.
That champion is Michael Allen, who is endorsed by the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation voters and the Sonoma Conservation Action. These polluting corporate interests want him out and someone in who will do their bidding.
Someone like Marc Levine, who last night in Petaluma refused to endorse Proposition 37. That's like turning your back on apple pie (made with local organic apples) and motherhood. One must ask why.
BE INFORMED - It's your best defense
It's always good to know who supports which candidates, and when corporate factory farms and similar polluting industries (who have been fined for dumping into water supplies and mis-treating their workers) favor one candidate, watch out.
Inform yourself, Knowledge is power. Vote for the person who represents your interests, not the corporate interests.