A few posts ago, I mentioned California Proposition 37, the Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative which Californians will be asked to approve in November.
So, let’s look at who is behind this initiative. In other words, who are the major donors?
Joseph Mercola is one of the main financial supporters of the initiative. He is an osteopath who lives in suburban Chicago. According to Mercola, “Your health care, your food supply, everything you need to live a healthy life is now being taken away and controlled by a massive industrial complex and corrupt government
Dr. Mercola has donated over $800,000 to the cause.
But, who is this Osteopathetic doctor and why is he so driven to donate almost a $ million for a California initiative campaign?
Here is a profile on Dr. Mercola from Sacramento Bee reporter Dan Morain:
Rich people with a cause cannot seem to resist inflicting their world views on California politics, no matter if they are levelheaded or wacky, and no matter where they reside.
It’s generally not a good thing for those of us who do live here.
Joseph Mercola is the latest guy seeking to improve the Golden State. Mercola is an osteopath who lives in suburban Chicago and runs a website, Mercola.com, which promotes his alternative, though generally unproven, health-related products and ideas.
Mercola donated at least $500,000 for a signature-gathering drive to place a measure on the November ballot that would require labeling of genetically modified food sold in California.
Although there’s no proof that genetically modified food has caused anyone’s nose to fall off, labeling is not a terribly bad idea. People like to know what they’re eating. But if the big money behind this proposal is a guide, the California Right to Know Genetically Modified Food Act would be an unmodified, unmitigated and unadulterated turkey.
Read the rest of Morain’s profile on the whacky Dr. Mercola and you can see Mercola in action in the embedded video below:
Extreme and non-sensical, you say? Maybe dangerous?
And, why would Californians vote to approve an initiative proposed and bankrolled by this “health nut?”
Californians shouldn’t – Vote No on 37.