How California Came to Overwhelmingly Support Label GMOs in the November Election 2012
READ MORE ABOUT WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO OVERWHELMINGLY WIN LABEL GMOs NOVEMBER 7, ELECTION DAY
(A work in Progress…more ideas and strategies being added often…)
How California Won the 2012 Ballot Initiative to Label GMOs
A Work In Progress, by Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener
Look Again, My Friend! The Fields are Ripe and Ready to be Harvested.
If You Do Not Believe We Can Pass the Label GMO’s Ballot Initiative in November’s Election, Wash Your Mouth Out with Bronner’s Magic Soap.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap is one of many supporters who rallied to support the California Label GMOs campaign. Let’s make sure we support the companies supporting us. This photo was taken April 22, 2012,at the San Diego EarthFair, the last day of signature gathering to get on the ballot. We aimed to collect around 850,000 to ensure we got the needed number. Many signed at Balboa Park, the world’s largest Earth Day event. I am convinced we got the signatures we needed. Now is the time to begin taking concrete steps to ensure victory in November.
Your Enchanted Gardener
Inspirations to Win the California Label GMOs Initiative
COUNTING THE NUMBERS
Names of 275,000 petition signers were turned in May 2, 2012 to the San Diego Registrar of Voter in support of Label GMOs in California. 1.4 million voted in San Diego County in 2010. What will it take to get 1 million of these projected voters voting yes to Label GMOs November 6== Your Enchanted Gardener asks?
There are currently 17 million registered voters in California as of April 6, 2012. If the election were today, how many would vote yes to pass the California Label GMOs Ballot initiative? What are the number of voters in California who have heard of a GMO? How many Registered Voters are there in San Diego County as of April 6, 2012? How many of them have heard of a GMO? These are questions I find myself asking the morning of May 5, 2012. I want to know. On this Plant Your Dream Blog, I am detailing some of my strategies to increase the numbers.
Winning the California Label GMOs Ballot Initative November 6, 2012. I am committed to increase the number of people who know about GMOs and will vote yes to Label GMOs in California. Will you support me in doing this? –Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener
SIGN THE PETITION:
7.5 MILLION +2 CALIFORNIANS SAY “YES” TO OUR RIGHT TO KNOW LABEL GMOs
21 have signed as of June 8, 2012
Addressing Oppositional Arguments that want to Defeat the Label GMOs Initiative
I would like to invest 30 hours of work sharing Youtubes from the May 2 Press Rally in San Diego when we turned in 275,000 petitions to the Registrar of Voters. Some of this material includes Video of Oppositional Arguments that wanted to defeat the Label GMOs Initiative.
At the press rally, May 2, 2012 in San Diego, we turned in our 275,000 San Diego petitions signatures, I was on recorded by the press, as were the main speakers. I stayed long enough to record the comments of an oppositional point of view. One man was on the scene making his arguments heard to the press after the rally. I recorded these. I want to write about them. Questions of increased cost of food, tax hike, lawyers being set free to bring suits–all these need to be addressed in blogs. We need to calculate how many votes it will take to win this in California and then go out to educate and reach them.
APRIL 23, 2012 REPORT
The Signature Gathering Time is Over. I feel Confident We are on the Ballot
Today is April 23, 2012. Yesterday I was collecting final signatures for the CA Label GMOs Initiative. There were many volunteers. It is a no brainer to me that we are on the ballot for November. This Plant Your Dream Blog is a beginning of ideas that it will take to win the Ballot Measure to Label GMOs in California. The ideas in this Blog are a work in progress, so come back soon to see more refinements!
Your Enchanted Gardener
How Fast Can a Dream Grow? As Fast as a Blade of Grass!
This Plant Your Dream Blog has Steps for winning the CA Label GMOs Genetically Engineering Ballot Measure.
Plant Your Dream in the same Pot!!!
I will explain more about this later….This is about being the Tipping Point through all of us working together. The “Pot” is a pot where I plant dreams. We are all growing in the same pot. “Lettuce” grow together as one movement. Organic Industry Leaders, Grassroots Advocates, Urban Agriculturists, Big Ag devotees–Its’s time we all talk and grow together for the sake of your children.
This is Where we Need to Go, as the Beat of Nature Sees it!
Please face the facts. Uncle Sam is currently in the Farm Bed with GMOs, Chemical farming, and anything that they believe will get out of our economic dilemma. Uncle Sam does not realize yet that these are the causes of our downfall. A massive education movement has begin. The Fields are now ripe…and I see this movement coming out of cities such as San Diego who are Forging A Sustainable Future.
Join The Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food on Facebook
What did Alfred McCann Say about the Children?
From the Preface to “The Science of Eating” by Alfred McCann (1918)
in Mr. McCann’s opinion, it will be a long time before Congress will successfully grapple with the facts which he now outlines in detail. It is his belief that the work must be done in the schools, that our American children must be taught the meaning of depraved foods, that they must learn how foods are processed, bleached, colored, sifted, bolted, denatured, degerminated, demineralized, chemically treated and refined; that they must be taught the relationship of foodless food to sickness and death; that they must be taught the relationship of natural food to health and life.
Who was Alfred McCann?
He has been used as a witness by the U.S. Department of Justice in interstate conspiracy prosecution; by the Attorney General of New York State;by the District Attorney of New York County….He has been arrested on charges of criminal assault and upon trail in a hostile court has been acquitted. He has initiated two hundred and six sucessful prosecution of food adulterators and has never lost a case.
How Fast Can a Dream Grow?
As Fast as a Blade of Grass!
When I Touch Grass, I touch Infinity…”
–George Washington Carver
This is a Favorite Quote for the 2012 Season from George Washington Carver. I found this quote in the books of Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, who I see an the foremost Essene Renaissance Prophet of the 20th Century. “Essene” means many things, including, Expectant of the return to wholeness. It means, holding to the Essential. It means each of us being an Organic Uprising, Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology.
More dreams will be told in other upcoming Plant Your Dream Blogs!
The American Press has let down our democracy. Robert Kennedy Jr. said.
The Bloggers of the World are giving us our democracy back.–Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener
March 21, 2012
Youth Debates: It’s Time That GMO Lovers and Organic Lovers Talk
GMO Lovers and Organic Lovers will sponsor youth to become educated and debate both sides of the question: Label GMOs, Why or Why Not?
What is a GMO? Are They Dangerous? Are They Safe? What is the FDA position on GMOs? What is the History of the FDA? How Did it begin? Is the FDA Protecting us as it should? What was the FDA position of Harvey Nelson on Disease and the relationship of disease to food? More to come things to study? Will the Real Food Safety Champions stand up?
Growing a Healthier Pizza…
This is one of many ideas explored here as strategies to Win in November. This Plant Your Dream Blog, a work in progress, tells the historic journey of how a grassroots coming together, growing seeds of Kamut Khorasan ancient organic wheat at San Marzano Pizza tomatoes from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, laid the groundwork for the winning of the Label GMos California Ballot Initiative…by Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, Plant Your Dream Blog
The following Plant Your Dream Blog expresses my core strategies for welcoming in the Post GMOs Era.
Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now (L), Arran Stephen’s, inspiration behind Nature’s Path, strong GMO Label supporter; and Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute of Responsible Technology, take a moment to enjoy each other’s company at #expowest, the Natural Product Expos West, March 8-11, 2012. The three were key players who paved the way for the Post GMO era. In the pot in this historic photo, Organic Alfalfa is growing.
Introduction: Winning the California Ballot Measure to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Today is the First Day of Spring 2012. Many threads are coming together, all signaling how we will not only get the CA Right to Know measure on the Ballot, but win this Ballot Measure. Winning this, will involve a massive education campaign. We have all the pieces to do this. There are some of the Ingredients in the mix that I want to send you way this powerful morning.
Honor Our Elders
Patricia Bragg shared the 100th Anniversary of her family’s Health Crusade with us March 10, 2012 at the Natural Product Expo West. The forces are now aligning to regain our Seeds, and the field of play is now Labeling GMOs. California is one of the battleground states where the victory will be won, if we all pull together now.
Patricia Bragg with Ardina Pierre of Nature’s Own Herb Shop, Atlanta, Georgia. Ardina was one of many who came out to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Bragg Live Foods March 10, 2012 at the Natural Product Expo West #Expowest.
Accept Each Other Where we Are and All Work Together
Reach people one step above where they are. Look for the good in each other. Find the good in each other. Create one powerful movement, accepting all the strands who want the same thing.
Understanding the Autism Link
Robert Kennedy Jr. On Vaccine Part i
March 20, 2012
How Mendocino County Got a GMO Ban
Invite an Honest Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food
This means no spitting or cussing, whenever possible!
The path to this projected end result will not come through name-calling. It will come through adapting some of the Moral ABC principals of another hero of mine–Emanuel Bronner, whose story is told in “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox.” “Love Thy Enemy” was one of his Essene principles.
The AAAS Venue
Taking on Science
Genetic Engineering via Biotechnology vs. Genetic Modification via Classical Plant Breeding
Commentary from Luther Burbank
SUPPORT THE WORK OF JEFFREY SMITH
For the Scariest Video about the Potential Dangers of GMO Foods, Watch the Jeffrey Smith Double Dipping Video Here
Everyone needs to Hear this interview between Jeffrey Smith and Alex Jack
LOOK AGAIN, MY FRIEND! THE FIELDS ARE RIPE ARE READY TO BE HARVESTED
DR BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAPBOX NEWS
The Bronner Family has contributed $1 Million to help put the CA Label GMOs Petition on the Ballot. Monsanto Corp plans to spend millions to defeat the measure as the Multi-National Corp faces off with Californian’s insist they have a Right to Know if their foods are Genetically Engineered. Dr. Mercola, who gave $500,000 to help the campaign was slammed by a Sacramento Bee Reporter. Hundreds made comments.
With A Few Weeks Remaining in a Fantastic Ten Week Campaign, Pamm Larry is Calling for Many More Volunteers to Push Us Over the Top. April 22 is the Last Day to Qualify Our Ballot Initiative.
WHERE TO DONATE TO HELP LABEL GMOs IN CALIFORNIA
This is a ten week campaign to get on the California Ballot with an initiative. Pamm Larry told me we had 500,000 signatures as of March 27, 2012. We need 850,00-800,000 Signatures that pass inspection and are approved. This is the focus. This is the need. How will you help? The campaign begins February 15 once the Attorney General approves the wording that will go on the ballot and runs through April 22, a day that celebrates Earth Day in many cities.
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Uncle Sam Marries “Anti” GMO
This is where we are headed, as I see it.
850,000-800,000 SIGNATURES TEN WEEKS TO GET THEM BETWEEN FEB 15-APRIL 22, 2012
HIlLCREST FARMERS’ MARKET WILL HELP CAMPAIGN TO LABEL GMOS
KID HELPING OUT AT FARMERS’ MARKET
FREE Baker Creek Non GMO Tomato Seeds!
How Mendocino County Got a GMO Ban
LABEL GMOs MAIN SITE
Label GMOs On Facebook
TEN WEEKS, 850,000 SOLID SIGNATURES AND WE WILL BE ON THE CALIFORNIA BALLOT
California Right to Know Coalition
California Right to Know Coalition on Facebook
Sheri Fogerty on Facebook
OTHER ACTION TO TAKE NOW
As of March 27, 2012, 1,000,000 voices told the FDA to Label It! The drive concinues to get signatures. Let’s get 2 million now!!!!
Here is a story about one of those voices I admire, Gary Hirshberg!
WATCH THESE VIDEOS
The Future of Food is at Stake. Watch the Trailer from “The Future of Food.”
The Entire “The Future of Food Video” is now online:
The Entire Video “The Future of Food” is Now Online
The Future of Food Website
FOR THE SCARIEST VIDEO ABOUT THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF GMO FOODS
WATCH THE DOUBLE DIPPLE VIDEO HERE
H1>LABELING AND MISLABELING
Rady Ananda Checks in: Frito Lay Being Sued for Mislabeling its GMO Chips