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Ultimately they spent more than $30 for every "No" vote. Three out of four voters who had seen only ads for one side or the other planned to vote in the direction of the ads they had seen. Guess which side had the deep pockets to flood the radio and TV markets making sure their ads were the ones people saw? This just in -- Money can change the outcome of an election.Is this a perfect example of how the more money spent on political ads -- the voters somehow get dumber? No. This is what happens when psychopaths spend millions of dollars lying to voters, and their opposition doesn't have the cash it takes to buy the radio and TV time to counter each and every lie. Psychopaths, because they lie every single goddamn day, at the end of the day, are ahead of the game...The opponents claimed the new labeling laws would raise food prices. Lie.
The opponents claimed the new labeling laws would "cost taxpayer millions." Lie.- Advertisement -
The opponents claimed the new labeling laws would require pet food to be labeled. Lie.
The opponents claimed the new labeling laws would ban GE crops. Lie.
When the bad guys have unimaginably deep pockets, there's no way we can outspend them to refute their lies. For that kind of protection we would need Real Journalists to take our side against the corporatocracy. But in these strange and terrible times ... We seem to be fresh out of Real Journalists. Journalism these days is not on our side.The Seattle Times lied on its editorial page when they endorsed voting "No" on I-522. The editorial said, "For lots of hungry people in the world the existence of such [GE] crop options has meant higher yields and plants with disease and pest resistance."- Advertisement -The truth is genetically engineered crops are more costly to produce. Charles Benbrook, Ph.D, Chief Scientist for The Organic Center, in his study, Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use: The First Thirteen Years, found farmers applied 318 million more pounds of pesticides over the last 13 years as a result of planting genetically engineered seeds. Genetically engineered crop acres required over 26% more pounds of pesticides per acre than acres planted with non-GE crops. How are the poor farmers in third-world countries supposed to buy the millions of pounds of chemicals needed to grow GE crops?The Seattle Times editorial ends by saying, "In the meantime, Washington voters and consumers can serve their best interests by voting No on I-522. Make a much stronger point by buying organic or starting a garden."So if we really care about what's in our food we should patronize organic grocery stores or grow our own food. But if we're wandering through the aisles of our local mega-mart, we don't need to know what's in our food. Yeah ... Corporations are people my friends. Mean, lying, money-grubbing miserable people.Why are these food companies so desperate to conceal from us the ingredients they are putting in our food that they're willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to keep us in the dark about what we're eating? It doesn't take a lot of brain power to figure out if we knew what was in the food -- we wouldn't eat it. So -- they're not going to tell us.As the Monsanto Bandit would say, "Labels -- Labels -- We don' need to show you no steenking labels."
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