voteWe lost another one up in Washington State.

As RT.com explains, “The citizens of Washington State have voted against a bill that would have required the labeling of genetically altered foods, according to preliminary ballot results.”

Why did we lose?  “Supporters of the bill were severely outgunned in the campaign  faced by corporate opposition from the likes of Monsanto, Pepsi  and Nestle. The multinationals invested a total of $22 million in convincing  the state’s constituents they should vote against the mandatory  labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients.”

“The legislation’s advocates could do little to compete with the  multinationals, raising only $8.4 million.”

If we start a scorecard, we did win one earlier: “Connecticut made history this June by becoming the first state to  require the labeling of foods that had been genetically  altered.”

But then we lost in Connecticut ” In 2012 a similar bill was struck  down in California after a $45 million campaign by Monsanto and  its cohorts.”

Record: 1-2

We must do better,


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