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Zack Kaldveer is the Assistant Media Director for the Organic Consumers Association.
Zack served as the Assistant Media Director for California's Prop 37 campaign (labeling of genetically modified foods) and was the former Communications Director of the Consumer Federation of California and Editor of the California Progress Report. Zack has also worked as an advocate, writer, and strategist on a diverse range of local, statewide, and national issues including environmental, social and economic justice, education reform, privacy rights, election integrity, corporate accountability, peace and nuclear non-proliferation, and human rights.
Zack received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at San Diego in Communications, and a Master's Degree from San Diego State University, also in Communications.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 8, 2012 CA Prop 37: Tobacco/DDT Advocate Henry Miller and the Dubious Scientific Credibility of Labeling Opponents
The No on Prop 37 campaign's first tv ad was pulled due its "top scientist" - Henry Miler - misrepresenting himself and the university he works for in it. Miller's record as a corporate shill posing as a credible scientist includes global warming denying (for Exxon), DDT/Tobacco advocacy (for Phillip M), privatizing some of the FDA's over-site functions, and claiming some Fukushima radiation victims may benefit from it.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 16, 2012 Prop 37 Solution to Walmart's Untested, Unlabeled, Toxin Spliced Corn
The article details Walmart's decision to mass market Monsanto's Bt Toxin corn. A toxin that acts as a pesticide INSIDE the corn that disintegrates the stomach linings of insects. No long-term studies have been done on how it may effect people and no labeling is currently required - as California's Prop 37 would if passed. Many scientists disagree with Monsanto and Walmart's claim the product is safe.