A new LA Times poll shows that Proposition 37 is winning, with 61% supporting the initiative for GMO labeling, only 25% opposed, and 14% undecided or refused to answer.
According to Gary Ruskin, campaign manager for Yes on 37, “There has always been a huge outpouring of grassroots support for Proposition 37 and the right to know what’s in our food.”
“Despite the pesticide industry’s best efforts to confuse and mislead, Californians are standing strong for the right to know what they are eating and feeding their families,” he added.
Tom Fendley, political director of "Yes on 37", said, “Today’s poll is consistent with all previous national and state polling. All polls have shown overwhelming public support for the labeling of genetically engineered foods.”
The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll showed broad support among voter groups. However, as noted in today's LA Times article, opponents to Proposition 37 have only just begun their TV and radio ad onslaught, aimed at changing voters' minds or confusing them on the issue.
Digital Journal reported recently on the misleading or "false advertising" used so far against labeling of GMOs, where the "Yes to 37" campaign answered each statement made.
The opposition, led by pesticide giants Monsanto and DuPont, has so far raised more than $32 million in its "No to 37" campaign.
Ruskin says, “Monsanto, DuPont, and Coca-Cola do not want Californians to know what’s really in their food and drinks, because they fear consumers will turn away from their genetically engineered ingredients and pesticides that go with them.”
“Their upcoming avalanche of attack ads will try to scare voters into believing food costs will go up if Proposition 37 passes, using bogus figures from bogus ‘studies’ funded by their own campaign,” he added.
For more information about California Right to Know – Yes on Proposition 37, please visit: www.CaRightToKnow.org.