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No on Prop 37's Mailer

by: Jill Richardson

Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 13:02:49 PM PDT

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Today I received a mailer from the No on Prop 37 campaign. They are a corporate funded front group that is peddling faulty information about how Prop 37 (the CA ballot initiative to require labeling GMOs) will raise food prices. I wrote about why their calculations on food prices increasing is wrong here.

Photos of the mailer are below. They feature quotes from the cleverly named corporate front group, the American Council on Science and Health and a conservative, anti-government regulation, pro-GMO ideologue who was quietly fired during the early part of the Clinton administration for that reason, Henry I. Miller.

Jill Richardson :: No on Prop 37's Mailer
The front of the mailer has a a large picture that I didn't think was too noteworthy.

Here's the back of the mailer:

Here's the middle of the mailer:

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Just a thought (4.00 / 1)
Based on this table, perhaps they'd prefer we require labels on ALL food, not just grocery store products?

"I can understand someone from Iowa promoting corn and soy, but we are not feeding the world, we are feeding animals and soft drink companies." - Jim Goodman

This is a classic example (4.00 / 2)
Of the "throw everything you have against the wall and some of it will stick" theory of debate.

Interesting how the Goliath food industry is terrified of the David organic food movement

I can't find any FDA statement (4.00 / 2)
about proposition 37. I also noticed their paragraph allegedly from the FDA has three double quotes.

Beyond that... (4.00 / 3)
...I'm also pretty sure it's probably illegal to use the official FDA logo on a partisan political mailer, as if they've endorsed their message.

And if it isn't, then when I run for Philadelphia City Council in 2015, I'm absolutely going to cut and paste something like "Vote... for... J... ay" on my mailers, and use the logo of every official agency I can find.

We can all play this game. ;)

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