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Danny Devito: Vote Yes on Prop 37

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In November, Californians will vote on Prop 37 requiring that GE foods be labeled. Just as labels list fat, sodium and sugar, labels should tell the buyer whether or not the product includes genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs). Unfortunately, major corporations like Monsanto are pouring billions of dollars into this election in order to confuse voters, and protect their bottom line.



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Yeah I can see it now..

We just won't worry about the people who might die from peanuts lol.

Whether you like it or not, some government is needed. So say the Founding Fathers.

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i'd vote yes

despite being aware of the unintended consequences. I've very anti-gmo but I'm also aware of how the best intentions get perverted to favour the big corps. They've already done it with the organic brands.

Have a look at Food Inc. if you get a chance. It's excellent. http://vimeo.com/28869849#

Already seen it..

That's one of the reasons I'm deadset against Monsanto and GMO's..

If we actually had a free market, I'd pick it for this problem in a heartbeat. In time, we will have but until then, I'm going to use the tools given to me. I have about 3 issues that I favor government for and this is one.

Again, the Founding Fathers knew government was needed even if it was "evil". The trick is to stay vigilante and keep it down to a trickle.

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the fda is the problem

they've been co-opted into being the attack dogs of big-agriculture when they should be an independent consumer advocate.

I understand..

I hate the majority of government organizations.. I understand also that we need some of them doing some of the work they do..way less regulation sure..but some of the regulation is good even if there are consequences to it.

To me all of that should be very limited of course. I understand they are a needed evil whether I like it or not.

Here's the underlying problem with this society as Dr.Paul has stated and I totally agree.. it's morality. If you don't have the good morals as a "leader", even as a Liberty "leader" it isn't going to work. That's the real problem.. We could have government that was decent to the people and that respected us if the people in office were moral enough. We could make better decisions.. but we have a mess like we do because this society is corrupt as hell from the very top to the very bottom.

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Expose those bastards!!!!

California, exercise your right to know what is is your food. Hopefully your labels will find their way to other states and help wake of people.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

This is a better solution

than labels. Enforce individual and property-rights protection instead and Monsanto will be out in a heartbeat.

"society could go in a thousand directions as to how it would exist and how it would be, but the public mustn't know that. The generations must believe that the one that they're born into is naturally evolved."-Lenin/Alan Watt/cuttingthroughthematrix.com

Great long term solution.

In the meantime Calif residents demand to know what is being sold in your state as food.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

There is too much regulation.

There is too much regulation. The regulations will not be repealed anytime soon, so in the meantime, Calif residents demand more regulation.

You don't see the problem with this?

Yeah, I see a knee-jerk reaction to a word because we have too

much of it so any regulation in this current climate mind you is evil.

Maybe we should do away with all regulation?

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Vive Le France

Vive Le France

lawrence

you can't even have a "free

you can't even have a "free market" if you don't know what product you're buying.

and before you say "just buy foods that have a 'non-GMO' label", how can you be sure that food is truly non-gmo if no company is forced to admit to using GMO foods?

Before you could "just buy foods that have a 'non-GMO' Label"

you would need to stop the government from preventing manufactures from putting a non-GMO label on their foods. The way this stuff typically works is that a company is not free to label their food as non-GMO or GMO-free or such. To have a free market companies should be able to label their foods any way they wish so long as it is truthful. Get government out of the way. Don't get government involved to Force GMO related labels, get them out of the way so companies can label themselves.

"how can you be sure that

"how can you be sure that food is truly non-gmo if no company is forced to admit to using GMO foods?"

Because if you lie about what you are selling you can be sued. There is a huge difference between not providing certain information and outright lying.

You've never heard of.-

Fox "news"?

Yeah

AND CNN, MSNBC, CBS, well you get the picture.

skippy

my point is you can't PROVE

my point is you can't PROVE that the food is non-gmo.

It can be done.

It can be done.

if you can prove the ingredients of your foods well enough to

identify the calories, allergens and other components, then surely you can identify if the ingredients are GMO. In the US you would likely have to specifically contract with non-GMO suppliers to keep your products free of GMO components.

Of course you can prove it

Of course you can prove it is. If GMO food is not measurably different from non-GMO food, then what is it that we are all concerned about?

Hope you are being sarcastic

Really.

skippy

Absolutely. If it can be

Absolutely. If it can be measured that GMOs are harmful, it can be measured that they exist in particular foods.

Is it the role of the

Is it the role of the government to let you know what you are buying?

Santa Maria, Ca

Federal gov't regulates interstate commerce

and individual State gov'ts can regulate intrastate commerce. Prop 37 would fall under intrastate, and is perfectly reasonable. Where they would be overstepping is if they were to say that the product can not be sold. We are just talking about requiring companies to label their products properly.

it is if the people want it

it is if the people want it to be.

I was for 37 before I was against it.

Prop 37 is nothing more than a state mandate. Granted, it's within the legal rights of the states to mandate the labeling of food. It is however still a form of government intervention. Anyone who has complained about mandates at any point and supports prop 37 is a hypocrite. Just because this is a cause you may support does not mean a statewide mandate is the proper avenue to take.

Edit:
If you truly support markets prop 37 is not the way to go.

Santa Maria, Ca

The role of gov't

is to protect your liberty. If you are not provided with the information needed to make an informed decision (hundreds of Monsanto provided studies showing GMO's are safe, when we know the truth), then how do we make the proper decision?

There is a role for gov't as long as we are imperfect beings.

You have the knowledge of

You have the knowledge of mankind at your fingertips. GOOGLE IT

Santa Maria, Ca

Start an independent watchdog

Start an independent watchdog agency to assay Monsanto materials. Educate consumers and put pressure on th company to provide labeling. Verify that the labeling is truthful through the scientists that work for the watchdog organization. Then sue their asses after they lie.

How do we even know that it is needed?

Are you talking about privately funding this group? How do you ensure that the group itself is not bought out? There have been examples of groups being bought by the corporations that they are investigating. How do we prevent that?

Look, the reality here is not gov't intervention. It is an individual state enforcing the will of the people as to whether or not a product contains certain ingredients.

Do we need a watchdog group to tell us that GMO's are bad? No. We already have that info. Do we need a watchdog group to decide what type of label should be used? No, the company can decide that. Do we need a watchdog group to enforce the labeling? No, a class action lawsuit can handle that. So, why do we need an "independent watchdog agency"?

It is perfectly reasonable for gov't to regulate commerce. It is the way our system was designed. Until that system is changed, until that system is no longer required, until we as a whole are able to exist without governance, we must accept reality and work within the best system we have.