Once again the corporate money seems to buy I-522 elections - Cockroaches will always find a way.
However, in the land of for the profit, it seems like Washington I-522 is going to lose, since the big money out of the state has been spending crazily to defeat Yes on 522. Most of the money on ‘No on 522’ campaign has been spent by giant biotech and chemical companies including Grocery Manufacturers Association (who illegally has been hiding the identity of its donors), Monsanto and DuPont. Yes on 522 could only raise $7.9 million, mostly from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, organic food companies, organic consumers and small donations of people.
Last year, the same giant biotech and chemical companies donated $46 million to defeat ‘Yes on 37’ in California. This year, in a very costly campaign, the biotech and chemical companies spent $23 million to defeat ‘Yes on 522’. Keep in mind that California has a population of 40 million people, whereas the population in Washington is just about 7 million. So, biotech companies have spent 3 times as much in Washington (per head of population) to defeat “yes on 522’ compared to what they spent in California.
One would think that in an honest and transparent political system, one side of the opposition cannot spend 20 times more to buy votes and influence the election in favor of corporations who are mainly responsible for polluting our air, water and food supply.
Chemical and biotech companies are like a nest of cockroaches that will always find a way to survive:
Chemical and biotech companies are turning into a nest of cockroaches that will always find a way to survive, even when the public hate Frankenfoods and their toxic products are causing a wide range of diseases including cancer.
We all have seen all kinds of dirty tricks and obscene strategies that these toxic producing companies have employed to defeat ‘Yes on 522’ or ‘Prop 37’. The economic inequality and poverty rate are growing in American, so is the rate of income gain for top oligarchies who own this country. Statistic shows that just in the last 3 years of economic recovery, 95% of the income gain has gone directly to the top 1%.
The poorer people are, the more likely they are to be manipulated, brain washed and controlled. As a matter of fact, in the last few years, every item that consumers want to buy including food has gone up drastically in price, while the income gain for the bottom 99% has not changed as a result of a chaotic economy and disintegrating monetary system and a power-mad government dominated by demagogues and sociopaths.
Many families cannot afford to buy healthy and nutritious foods that are free of toxic chemicals of these giant corporations who mainly control our food supply. The immoral and deceptive ads of ‘No on 522’ has been scaring people by telling them that putting a label on toxic GMO foods will increase food prices. Not to mention that these companies are wheeling and dealing behind the curtains and have spent billions of dollars to bribe the members of Congress and corporate media to vote on their favor. Click here to find more about 71 members of US congress (from both Republican and Democratic parties) who were paid by Monsanto to vote against GMO labeling bill.
On the other hand, biotech and chemical companies donate millions of dollars to our schools, research centers and laboratories and they don’t necessarily have to tell scientists to write research papers on their favor. All they need to do is to attack, demonize, bribe or threaten to cut or defund the scientific projects if the messages of scientists aren’t aligned with the message of Biotech Corporate PR.
In fact, Dr Arpad Pusztai, one of the leading scientists was given 3 million dollar research grant to test GMO safety. He found some disturbing result that GM engineering foods were actually unsafe causing pre-cancer cell growth, digestive tracts and damage to liver and immune system. Few days after the GMO results were out, Dr Arpad Pusztai gets fired, he is threatened with lawsuit and his reputation was destroyed. http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Monsanto-GMO-military-government-cyber-warfare.php
Many other independent scientists who have come forward and published studies that have linked GMOs to infertility, cancer, inflammation and organ failure have been attacked, demonized and threatened with lawsuit. The finding of the Australian scientist, Dr Judy Carman about the health risks of GMOs are under constant attack and hackers regularly target Dr Carman’s web pages where she publishes her findings and studies. One of the recent findings of Dr Judy Carman was severe stomach inflammation in pigs that were fed with Monsanto’s GM corn. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/GMO-severe-stomach-inflammation-pigs-and-war-on-journalism.php
Despite all these findings and studies, Monsanto, PepsiCo, Nestle, Coca Cola and DuPont’s corporate PR lavishly spent millions of dollars on TV ads to convince an average consumer that GMOs are perfectly safe and their toxic poisons do not cause cancer. In fact, they falsely have convinced consumers that adding a label will increase food prices.
Forget about suing them, Monsanto has sued thousands of farmers simply because their toxic GMOs are contaminating the organic and non-GMO crops, yet they blame the farmers for the cross-contamination and force farmers to pay for Monsanto’s biotech fees.
All these insidious methods and cunning corporate tactics aren’t just history; it’s what these companies do, have been doing and continue to do. Because biotech and chemical companies are like a nest of cockroaches and they will find a way to survive.
PepsiCo and Coca Cola that use GMO High fructose corn syrup (subsidized by your tax dollars) in their toxic drinks have each donated $1.5 million to defeat ‘Yes on 522’. The junk food industry uses manipulative tactics to market junk foods to your kids. As a matter of fact, junk food corporations donated $7.2 million to kill ‘Yes on 522’. Here is the list of them: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/biotech-food-companies-spending-heavily-to-defeat-GMO-labeling-in-Washington.php#GMO
These are the same corporations who put up brightly colored ads at kid’s eye level in convenience stores. They hire gorgeous twenty-somethings to frequent popular venues and seduce young adults into attending lavish corporate-sponsored parties. In fact, Energy Drink companies have been using this technique for a long time. Click here to find more about the 14 year old Anais Fournier who died in 2012 after consuming energy drinks. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/toxic-ingredients-in-energy-drinks.php
A while ago, these energy drink companies had to appear in front of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and explain their deceptive and immoral marketing tactics to kids and young teenagers. But they found all kinds of excuses to deny any responsibility with the death of a young teenager. Cockroaches will always find a way. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/energy-drinks-health-risks.php
The CEO of the biggest FrankenFood Company, Monsanto calls you an ‘elitist’ for wanting to know what’s in your food. However, only and only organic food is served in Monsanto’s own canteen. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Monsantos-CEO-calls-GMO-activists-elitist.php
How on God’s name these toxic foods and drinks are legal and being advertised to young kids and teenager on regular basis?
The junk food industry spends about $10-$12 billion a year marketing food directly to your children. About $2 billion is spent on ads promoting high-calorie junk foods with little or no nutritional value. They coming up with more and more effective ways to bypass parents and reach kids as young as 4 years old.
Four major infant formulas have high considerable amount of GMO soy in them without a label. These toxic chemicals and foods are deadly carcinogens that damage every single organ in the body. Forget about labeling, why DON’T WE SIMPLY BAN them? 30 other countries have.
As a matter of fact, biotech and chemical companies spend more money to sell and advertise their products to the consumers than performing long-term scientific research about the safety of their products.
While GMO corn is subsidized by your tax dollars, organic farmers and food producers have to pay expensive fees to FDA for organic certification. To your surprise, many organic farms have been raided in the last few years, including the one in Texas. A mother of two babies (a 22-month old and a 2-week old) was handcuffed by heavily armed police officers for selling organic foods, free of chemicals and toxins while Frankenfood companies poison everything you eat. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Texas-SWAT-team-raids-organic-farm.php Back in 2011, you might remember FDA’s gun raid in rawsome store in CA. The footage shows how FDA poured down all the fresh products and raw milk of rawsome co-op down the drain: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/aspartame-dairy-FDA-petition.php#FDA
But cockroaches will always find a way.
Giant Frankenfood and junk food companies are the largest advertisers using marketing media and manipulative tactics such as "patriotism", “liberty” or “freedom” to sell their poisons. Because it’s a free country, because freedom of choice is an American ideal, the whole thing is worth killing people with foods high in GMOs, white crappy sugar and artificial preservative and additives subsidized by your tax dollars.
How can any company, especially one with such a conscience no less, knowingly manufacture a product that poison its consumers? And more importantly, make that product look cool and hip and sexy and fun, so they can get children. How can anyone defend a company that would do such a thing and how could any society tolerate what they do?
There is no conscience at giant Frankenfood and junk food companies. There is no conscience in Washington, which has been bought and paid for by this industry. In fact, President Obama who came to power with the slogan of change and promised food transparency and GMO labeling, appointed Monsanto and DuPont’s key people in position of USDA and FDSA. Not to mention that the so called ‘leader of the free world’ has been number one lobbyist of Frankenfood and junk food companies. http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Monsanto-lobbyist-Barrack-Obama.php
So, conscience has to come from you. If GMO labeling regulation is to happen, it has to come from consumers. People are eating these toxic hidden poisons day after day after day and are dying and dying and dying and the giant Frankenfoods and junk food industry keep getting richer and richer. Last year alone, they made billions of dollars on pure profits and spend some of it to hide their poisons in our food supply. How can that be? How on earth we do tolerate that?