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No on Prop 37 has now resorted to breaking the law when it comes to fighting Yes on Prop 37, the Right to Know campaign. Above is a picture of a mailer that is going out to households in California. They are claiming that the Food and Drug Administration agrees that the labeling law is misleading consumers which is breaking Federal law:
Section 506 of the U.S. Criminal Code states: “Whoever….knowingly uses, affixes, or impresses any such fraudulently made, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered seal or facsimile thereof to or upon any certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper of any description….shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”
Will this group no doubt lead by the multi-billion corporation Monsanto stop at nothing to keep their food ingredients a secret?
The entire website is full of misinformation. For example they claim this law hurts farmers. What about the farmers that Monsanto is suing for patent infringement?
What Kelloggs, Sara Lee and other members of this group don’t understand is that the Amercians want to know what is in their food. There are numerous actions all over the United States that include boycotts, calling food manufacturers, calling the FDA to require labeling, and demonstartions on street corners. Over 50 countries require the labeling of genetically modified foods. More and more countries are banning GMOs imports after the French study connecting cancer to GMOs and RoundUp last month.
The Yes on Prop 37 has sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking that they pursue legal action against those making these illegal claims. We shall see what the FDA does about this current event since Michael Taylor, the former Vice President of Monsanto heads this agency.
Meanwhile there is something you can do. This is the phone number to Consumer of Public Affairs at the FDA and I suggest we bombard their phone lines with complaints. #301-796-4540.
Yesterday I made a phone call to the FDA and asked if anyone was able to give me an official comment about these allegations. I was transferred to the desk of Pat
El-Hinnaway who is in charge of talking to the press. I left a detailed message for her and she called me back this morning. She told me that she cannot give a statement regarding the No on Prop 37 recent activity because their agency is “looking into it”. How much do you want to bet that nothing will be publicly said about it until after the elections, if at all. Please still call the number listed above and tell them what you think. They do keep tabs on all consumer complaints and maybe they will feel pressured enough to take action now.