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Just Shut Up and Eat.

flag in flagThe genesis of this cartoon stems from a vote in California last week. The state was trying to become the first in the nation to require the labeling of genetically modified foods. In case you're wondering, sixty countries around the world already require such labeling.

Six weeks before the election polling showed that 65 percent of Californians approved of the measure, but a consortium of agribusinesses, with Monsanto leading the way, rolled up their sleeves and dumped $46 million dollars worth of misleading ads on the public airwaves. At least $15 million dollars was raised from the likes of PepsiCo, Kraft, Safeway, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Con-Agra, Kellogg's, Smuckers, Unilever (which includes Ben & Jerry's.... sob!), and Dean Foods.

As a result, the measure failed.

Personally, I don't understand how such a thing has to even come to a vote. If someone's poisoning the well you don't ask for a show of hands before you start kicking some patootie. Consumers deserve at least the option of knowing what they're eating.

You can privately boycott these brands but if you'd like to be part of an organized protest allow me to offer a petition organized by the Organic Consumers Association.


Even 11-year-olds know GMOs suck:


Uncle Lefty's Saturnalian Shopping Tips

Looking for something special for that special someone this holiday season? Well Uncle Lefty's here to help. I've scoured Amazon for the most absurdly expensive gifts they offer and here's today's impractical discovery.

zenith defy watchZenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Men's Automatic Watch

Why should any watch cost $112,000 dollars (marked down from $205,000, mind you) like this one? It's boggles the mind, so for the first time in this series of overly-opulent gifts I'm going to flat-out say "Don't Buy This Watch!" (Read the reviews, though.) Save your money for a mink-lined sink or an elevator for your fleet of atomic submarines or something even vaguley more useful.


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Horace: "You disgust me, Cynthia. You're nothing but a common tramp, just like your slut of a mother. And you, Roger, you miserable donut-punching midnight cowboy, can keep your limp-wristed protestations to yourself."

Caption: In public Horace Monsanto always decried the labeling of genetically modified foods, but at home it was a different matter.


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