Choices in the Wake of Oregon Voting
Oregon had a voting contest that was hotter than the governor race Tuesday. With nearly 70% of voters turning out (awesome turn out – kudos Oregon!) to vote, the GMO labeling initiative was white hot.
And defeated. Critics bemoan the use of ‘big ag’ and millions of dollars that made people vote differently. Some blame “evil Monsanto” and much like the wake of California and Washington, the talk is the same. And that’s why it failed. After Washington I took a look here at how the measure got defeated in both states. Many of those things are still true here, and in Colorado where GMO labeling was soundly defeated. So now folks are looking for what state next to set a precedent and ignoring the obvious change needed. Well, not all are. On the Organic & Non GMO Report Facebook page some folks are getting it! What a breath of fresh air these folks are!
Tony A. Cicciarelli To look at it a different way – 1/2 the people in Oregon now believe that GMO’s are a problem and will probably avoid purchasing them. The message is spreading. Voting with your dollars will always prevail!Debbie Gunn So much passion in these comments. ..we really need to focus on what we CAN do and go forwardNancy Poznak Everyone can vote with the ‘feet’ and their ‘wallets.’ What we DO and what we BUY cast far more votes than any we cast on voting day.ScienceLab Guy We just have to use our common sense, wits and persevere on our own. We can do it despite the labelling. In fact, we are beyond labelling now with the GNO verified campaign gaining momentum.