Anti-GMO movement’s PR agency represents who??

Anti-GMO movement’s PR agency represents who??

by Jon Rappoport

November 20, 2014

Remember this name: The Mellman Group.

In my last several articles, and a number of earlier pieces (complete archive here), I’ve been highly critical of the anti-GMO political movement in America.

Whereas many other nations have chosen to enact full or partial bans on GMO food, in the US we have had…what?

Something much weaker. Ballot initiatives, which attempted to make GMO labels on food mandatory.

The monotonous and soft slogans? “You have a right to know what’s in your food.” “The right to choose.”

All four of these ballot campaigns have failed: California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado.

Where did these dumbed-down weak slogans come from?

They were justified as a result of a 2012 poll conducted for Just Label It, Gary Hirshberg’s organization.

Hirshberg supported, in election campaigns, two of Monsanto’s most influential political allies in the world: Tom Vilsack, now the head of the US Dept. of Agriculture, and Barack Obama, who has opened the door to the largest parade of new GMO crops yet permitted.

Who conducted that poll for Just Label It and Hirshberg?

A powerful PR agency based in Washington DC: The Mellman Group.

In 2012, the Mellman Group’s poll yielded this result: 91% of the 1000 voters surveyed said they wanted GMO labeling, and this conclusion was interpreted as “consumers have a right to know what’s in their food.”

So that became the single mantra in the ballot measures.

Who has The Mellman Group represented? Get a load of a few of its clients:

Coca Cola. Nestle. Pepsico. The FDA. The World Bank. Do these names mean anything special to you?

Coca Cola, Pepsico, and Nestle were major funders AGAINST passage of the GMO-labeling initiatives in Western states.

The FDA is the criminal agency that allowed GMO crops through the door, to begin with, in 1996, by saying, based on zero research, that GMO and non-GMO crops were identical.

The World Bank heads up massive land-grab actions in Africa to turn small farms into corporate plantations, certainly featuring GMO crops.

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How incredibly bizarre was it to go to The Mellman Group for a good poll that would determine the future course of the anti-GMO movement in America?

Stupid? Crazy? Naïve? Or intentional?

In case you think that PR firms, like defense lawyers, simply take on clients and push any cause for money, consider that the mega-corporations mentioned above, and the FDA and the World Bank, are not just Mellman’s clients. They wield enormous influence in the world. They are special and favored.

Would you walk into Mellman’s lion’s den and ask the firm to do a crucial poll for you, if your objectives were directly opposite to those of Mellman’s biggest clients?

Would you rely on the way the poll was conducted, and the results? Would you base your most important future actions on those results?

Are you kidding?

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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6 comments on “Anti-GMO movement’s PR agency represents who??

  1. jjsanto1962 says:

    Excellent detective work, Jon. It is as I have suspected for a very, very long time. These campaign movements….the ones that appear on the surface to oppose the entrenched system….ARE the entrenched system. They own the ‘system’. We can either do as the Amish do or just accept this putrid, entropic ‘system’.
    I suspect that there are those inside those ‘movements’ that actually believe that they are involved in something powerful and earth shaking, but, I have to ask myself, what in the world would make these people ( the Jeffrey Smith’s, Vani Hari, et al ) believe that they can foment change within such a corrupt ‘system’? This ‘system’ is sewn up from top to bottom. No one gets in unless they are allowed in, and, once in, they are led around by their egos.

    So, there we have it. The only way to change the rigged system is to completely divest oneself of it.

  2. Suzanne Case says:

    The anti-gmo groups should be independently polling more often to continually refine the message and we need more devotion to properly educating the public. We are definitely on a treadmill anyway you look at it. The pattern emerging is a subtle complacency.”This is the way we do things!” (Don’t forget to donate) and subtle ostracizing if you buck the system. The 501 (c)s are set up and not very competitor friendly. They’ve learned to profit from crowd sourcing. I’ll catch flack for this, but at this point, I don’t give a damn.

  3. From Québec says:

    The usual corrupted suspects ‘alphabet soup agencies’ ride again!
    We must get rid of these bandits once and for all.

    Not an easy thing to do, but still not impossible if we get the numbers on our side.

    Remember ‘A Bugs life’?

    Hopper: But there was that ant that stood up to me.
    Axel: Yeah, but we can forget about him!
    Loco: Yeah, it was just one ant.

    Hopper: Yeah, you’re right! It’s just one ant!
    Loco: Yeah, boss. They’re puny!

    Hopper: Hmmm, puny. Say, let’s pretend this grain is a puny little ant.[he throws it at Loco] Didn’t that hurt?
    Loco: Nope.
    Hopper: Well, how ’bout this one? [he throws it at Axel]
    Axel: Are you kiddin’?

    [The rest of the grasshoppers laugh]

    Hopper: [he becomes serious] Well, how ’bout this?
    [he pulls the lid of the jar of grain and it collapses on top of them like an avalanche which and buries them with grain and kills them. This shocks the rest of the gang and they grow silent

    Hopper: You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up. Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one. And if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life! It’s not about food. It’s about keeping those ants in line. That’s why we’re going back! Does anybody else wanna stay?

  4. NeverAlways says:

    The “Second Net” is designed to catch anyone who falls out of the first net (the mainstream deception net). Most people, when disillusioned by the mainstream, will settle for the first group they find outside of that paradigm. Sadly, many “truth” and alternative groups are also controlled, such as the Label It campaign. Start to look for the second net and you will begin to see it everywhere. They try to control much of the opposition.

  5. Watch the movie, “Seeds of Death”, a Gary Null production which I saw on YouTube. One of the the many issues presented is that it takes 10 times the amount of water to grow GMO crops than Non-GMO. I think this may be a factor regarding the drought in California, and as I say, it’s just ONE issue among the many presented. All of them disturbing.

  6. 1phd says:

    As long as we’re recommending movies, GMO OMG is on Netflix! A MUST WATCH if you haven’t already!

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