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Answer to Question: Why is Prop 37 Written The Way It Is?


Most of the criticisms that have been leveled against Proposition 37, the Genetically Engineered Food labeling bill, have had to do with the issue that the bill would favor special interests, in this case special food industries, because some types of foods would have to be labeled and some would not. What the critics of Prop. 37 don’t want people to know is that the bill had to be written the way it currently is because of the new proposition bylaws that say that only one issue is allowed to be in a bill; so changing existing labels counts as one issue, and adding labels to things that don’t currently have labels, such as meat and produce, counts as another issue.

The critics—in this case the mouthpieces for the biotech industry and the global elite powers behind them, who want to enfeeble the human race so we won’t be healthy enough to overthrow our super-tyrannical overlords—claim that it makes no sense why some foods should have to be labeled and others would not. Here’s the fact that the critics of Prop. 37 do not want to tell people: A few years ago the protocols were changed in California, and many other states, for how propositions are able to be written and brought forward. Before these changes, people only needed to get twenty-five thousand signatures to quality an initiative measure for the ballot; and now with the new rules, signature gatherers need to get a whopping one million signatures. This rule change alone guts out the entire initiative process by creating increased grassroots apathy, because it tires out the small minority of activists that are inclined to hit the pavement with petitions. This virtually eliminates true grassroots campaigns from the process. Therefore, only the causes with lots of money behind them have any chance of qualifying for the ballot. Fortunately, in this case with Prop. 37, due to the fact that a lot of organic food companies have quite a bit of money, and the fact that there is a lot of enthusiasm for GMO labeling, there was enough money to pay the signature gatherers to get the million signatures.

Unfortunately, the people behind Prop. 37, are not the best strategists with how they convey their message with flyers and advertising. Since the critics are focusing on the fact that it is not fair to label some products and not label others, the Prop. 37 campaign should have first and foremost on their flyers immediately explained to people that this was the best way this bill could have been written given the current proposition bylaw constraints. This way they could have been educating people why there will need to be another GMO labeling proposition in the future that will require animal products that were fed GM food to be labeled, and probably another proposition that will require GM produce to be labeled. Also, by focusing on the terrible proposition bylaws, the people behind Prop. 37 could have been simultaneously educating people about why the proposition bylaws need to be revised to become sane once again. In reiteration, the important information at hand to impress upon voters is that it is very important to Vote YES on Prop. 37, because it is the best bill possible right now To Get Genetically Modified Food Labeled. To learn about the dangers of genetically modified foods, go to www.geneticroulettemovie.com, where the movie is available for viewing at no cost through the election.