Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

California Voters Reject GMO Labeling Initiative Prop 37

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

While many ballot initiatives had a great night last night including Maryland, Maine and Washington state where it looks like marriage equality will pass, prop 37, the GMO labeling ballot initiative, appears to have suffered a loss.

With 87% reporting, Prop 37 has only 46.8% of the vote saying yes and a triumphant 53.2% saying no.

According to the LA Times, the ballot initiative was polling well but steadily declined after the biotech and food industries put out their 44 million dollars worth of negative ads. Supporters in the state were hoping to require food that contained genetically modified ingredients to be disclosed on the label so consumers could make informed choices.

In better news in California, higher penalties for sex traffickers appears to have passed with 81% of the vote.

Another victory for GMOs. Perhaps one of these days advocates will win the fight to require labeling. Just not today.

Like us on Facebook:

If you’re mourning Sudan the rhino, go vegan

The world needs more vegans because more than dollars or pledges or sad-emoji riddled posts, our individual efforts can stop the demand for horns, for zoos, for animal flesh, and for the exploitation of any living being.

Criticize veganism, but don’t discredit it

Oppressive and harmful behaviour has no place in a movement rooted in anti-oppression.

Jallikattu was a single issue campaign doomed for failure

Filing a case in the courts is a time-consuming and expensive affair and, sadly, doomed to fail because, by and large, the laws of the land reflect the views of the people.