Wow—that was fast! Petitions work, and we have many more issues to attend to. We must stand united and tell the powers-that-were that WE control our planet and everything that goes on.
Acquiescence is silent approval, and we don’t approve of many things so keep up the good work, people, and take back our planet!
Here’s the update from The Organic Consumers Association dated September 8th:
Victory! Dr. Weil Quits Grocery Manufacturers Association
Thanks to you, the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) membership roster is a little shorter today.
Weil Lifestyle, the company founded by heath guru Dr. Andrew Weil, cut its ties with the GMA after 24,623 of you signed our petition pointing out the hypocrisy of telling customers and followers that GMOs should be labeled, while paying dues to the largest contributor to the campaign (NO on 522) to defeat GMO labeling in Washington State.
In a blog post this past week, Dr. Weil wrote:
“You might have seen that the Organic Consumers Association has called attention to the policy of the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) against mandatory GMO labeling on foods. While Weil Lifestyle has been a general member of GMA, we are not aligned on the labeling issue. Therefore, we have ended our membership.”
The GMA, which donated $2.2 million last year to defeat a GMO labeling initiative in California (Proposition 37), has contributed another $2.2 million so far this year to defeat I-522.
So, who’s next? Safeway? Starbucks? Target? Let’s keep the pressure on these big-name brands. Maybe they’ll follow Dr. Weil’s lead?
HERE’S THE UPDATE ON I522, the labeling initiative in Washington State that will get the vote this fall. You can help with that, too.
Show Some Solidarity: 50k New Endorsers in One Week!
There are five of them. Monsanto. Bayer. DuPont. Dow. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). Mega-Million dollar corporate overlords spending millions to defeat I-522, Washington State’s GMO labeling initiative.
How many of us are there? Let’s show them.
Monday, September 9, marks the first day of YES on 522 National Solidarity Week. To show your solidarity with voters in Washington, you can visit the YES on 522 website and endorse the campaign. The goal? 50,000 endorsers in one week.
After you’ve endorsed, join the YES on 522 National Solidarity Week kick-off event, a Twitter rally, on September 9 at 7 p.m.-8 p.m. PST (10 p.m.-11 p.m. EST). Join in the twitter conversation to draw awareness to I-522. And win free prizes!
We can’t say it often enough. We all have a stake in I-522. This is a must-win battle. Let’s send this message to Monsanto: We may not all be able to cast a ballot in Washington State, but we are standing in solidarity for a win on November 5.
Sample tweet: Support labeling #GMOs in WA State!