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Considering that Oct. 1, Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech and Big Food gang have been pounding the California airwaves with practically $ 36 million worth of boldface lies and twisted truths.
Their aim? Misinform and confuse California voters into believing they’d be better off not realizing what pesticide-makers are hiding in their foods, than they would be if food suppliers had to label genetically modified foods.
The ads are getting an influence. After enjoying a 26-point lead for the past six months, the YES on 37 campaign has dropped 19 points in the polls.
But the YES team is fighting back, calling out the lies. And the liars. They’ve already forced the opposition to pull its 1st Television ad and re-shoot it after exposing the ad’s dubious spokesperson, Henry Miller, for misrepresenting himself and Stanford University.
Miller, a lengthy-time front man for Large Tobacco and Big Oil, doesn’t have an ounce of credibility. Neither do the people operating behind him. No sooner had the Stanford University kerfuffle simmered down, than the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accused the campaign of misleading voters by falsely stating, in the Official Voter Data Manual, that the Academy opposes Prop 37. In reality, the Academy has not taken an official position on the initiative.
The American Medical Association and the World Well being Organization/United Nations also called out the NO campaign for misrepresenting their statements and positions on Prop 37.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg.