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‘No on 37’ ads won’t dissuade voters

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Are we going to allow the two largest contributors to the “No on 37” campaign, Monsanto and Dupont — who told us Agent Orange and DDT are safe — to convince us that we don’t have a right to know what they’re doing to our food?

Ten days of incessant discredited lies have taken their effect, but in the end Californians will not be fooled by these tactics.

The paramount question that every voter must ask themselves before voting is this: Whose side are you on?

Do you trust your family’s health to Monsanto, DuPont and Dow Chemical? Or, are you better served trusting the Consumers Union, Pesticide Action Network and the American Public Health Association?

Similarly, when it comes to the enormous increase in pesticide use that the genetic engineering of our food has led to, do you trust the health of our natural environment with the pesticide industry and the “No on 37” campaign its bankrolling, or nonprofit supporters of Prop 37 like the Sierra Club, the California League of Conservation Voters and the Environ-mental Working Group?

If voters discard the “No on 37” campaign’s deceptive and debunked television ads polluting our airwaves (bankrolled by the world’s most powerful pesticide corporations), and instead trust their instincts and consult the facts, we’re confident Californians will demand the right to know what is in our food and vote “yes” on Proposition 37.

Paul Ryan / Napa

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