It ain’t over until Monsanto sings! Sure, biotech thought they could beat us with their heavily funded anti-labeling campaigns, and with their lawsuits in Hawaii and Vermont. But while biotech thought it would sway the public in Oregon with millions spent on anti GMO labeling campaigns, the Oregon Measure 92 initiative is headed for a recount with the results too close to call after over 13000 ballots were contested.
“On Thursday afternoon the Oregon Secretary State’s office showed the measure failing by just 1,484 votes. That’s well within the threshold of about 3,000 votes that triggers an automatic recount.”
The mere 1484 recount difference has significantly narrowed the margin on Monsanto, Dow and Syngenta’s expensive campaign to try to sway voters away from the GMO label. I guess over $22 million in negative ads still won’t buy you a public who wants to know what is in their food.
It is the grassroots efforts – not Big Ag millions – once again to find all the ballots needing clarification that will make the difference in this campaign to label foods which so much damage to the environment and potentially so much bodily harm – not Big Ag millions. That, if nothing else, is heartening.
Just a couple weeks ago, Oregon Secretary of State’s office reported that that there were 13,000 contested ballots outstanding that we now have a chance to chase down to find out how the voter intended to vote.
As of Monday, November 10 at 5:00 pm, according to the Secretary of State, the unofficial results of Measure 92 were:
No: 741,165 (50.22%)
Yes: 734,531 (49.78%)
Now, things are really coming down to the wire.
OregonRighttoKnow.org is reporting that Measure 92 is too close to call. Over 6000 people used a tool on Facebook to help get the contested ballot holders to clarify their ballots in the first 12 hours of it being available, so it is clear that the public wants their food labeled.
Even if the YES to label wins, you can bet Monsanto and the GMA will sue Oregon just as they have in Vermont and Hawaii, but at least they will have to launch multiple lawsuits at once. If we keep adding the pressure, at some point they have to surrender. Keep it up!
9 thoughts on “Oregon Measure 92 to Label GMOs Headed for INTENSE Recount”
Computers decide the vote, it’s all manufactured.
I truly believe that the voting in Oregon were rigged in favour of Monsanto Syngenta, Dow and their Monster friends.
I know that the citizens of Oregon cannot be that naiive or stupid to vote in favour of NOT voting for GMO labeling!
Shopping and Eating Fast Food has become synonymous with the American Lifestyle.
Even more disturbing is the general census that Americans are not as bright as once upon a time. U.S. Comedians, celebrities, citizens, politicians, educators, and the media, have all referenced this fact in astonishment. Many can’t find the U.S. on a map, know where Iraq is, or who the U.S. secretary is or does. Some here, and around the world have gone so far as to suggest that U.S.A. now more appropriately symbolizes Utterly Stupid Americans.
While other countries around the world just cut to the chase and all out BAN GMO’s and GLYPHOSATE, the U.S. mindlessly, and endlessly pursues the Just Label It version.
The introduction of GMO’s into the mainstream food chain, got it’s birth from Glyphosate, the need to be Round-up Resistant. Glyphosate is the feet that GMO’s walked in on.
As pervasive as G.M.O.’s are in human food, the lions share of these come indirectly in the form of 2nd generation ingestion. The animal eats the tainted plant and we in turn, eat the now tainted animal. Other countries UNDERSTAND that reading a label is next to
worthless, for it simply won’t include meat or dairy, as it would be logistically IMPOSSIBLE to test and police. Read all the labels you want to read, avoid anything that says G.M.O. If you had chicken, beef, pork, lamb, turkey, milk, cheese or eggs today, you also had a large helping of G.M.O.s even though you read labels and shopped wisely. If you had fries, onion rings, deep fried chicken, a burger or a pop, you had G.M.O.s today, and there was, nor could there ever be a label.
Like most readily visible problems in life, there is always a not so visible, underlying cause for that problem.
In other words the problem is just a symptom of a bigger problem, and is not the problem itself. If you want to talk sustainability vs population, then LETS LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE. Most of the corn, soy, and canola grown worldwide is dedicated to feeding livestock, not people! Take the livestock out of the equation and the meat that is literally feeding the Monsanto & company DRAGON, stops being served. I am not advocating vegitarianism at all, just a planetary sense based reduction.
IS MONSANTO REALLY THE PROBLEM, OR
MAYBE JUST AN OPPORTUNISTIC SYMPTOM OF A LARGER PROBLEM WHO’S TIME HAS FINALLY
The amount of corn and oats required to produce one 8 oz beef steak, could fill the bowls of at least 45 hungry humans.
The land required to produce one 1/4 pound hamburger, would otherwise produce 36 lbs of potatoes.
Those who advocate population reduction may be HALF RIGHT.
They just have the wrong population in mind.
The links below, shine some bright lights on what I am
How Pervasive are GMOs in Animal Feed? | GMO InsideGMO Inside
– Proxy – Highlight The article itself in very informative and full of facts that need to be shared. I think people think
about GMOs in much the same way they think about global warming …
The Consequences of Eating Meat | Care for Cows International
– Proxy – Highlight Number of people worldwide who will die of starvation this year: 60 million. Number of people who could be adequately fed with the grain saved if Americans reduced …
U.S. Could Feed 800 Million People With Grain That Livestock …
– Proxy – Highlight U.S. Could Feed 800 Million People With Grain That Livestock Eat,
Cornell Ecologist Advises Animal Scientists
HOW CAN I FIND a list of all GMO’s plants? I will like to have a list.
Agricultural Crops That Have a Risk of Being GMO
Google it! Corn, cotton, canola, sugar and soy are the biggest GMO crops. If you’re on FB there are some great anti-GMO groups that will keep you up to date. It is time to go after banning this poison. We are wasting such precious time w/these labeling bills.
gmo-compass dot org is a great site for GMO info.
gmo-compass dot org is an industry mouthpiece. see
gmwatch dot org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13110 for evidence
Wow, I didn’t know that! Just goes to show that one can’t trust anything these days. Thanks!