I am starting to take notice to the food and agriculture industries because i had been insulated from it for decades…Monsanto to Block GMO Labeling Unless We Block Monsanto…
I have not eaten meat or what would be construed as to be crappy food for humans since the 80s, however, all the people care about today (considering what I hear in media and what I see people have to vote on every period), is to be able to read what is in the product they buy as consumers; thats it!!!
What is the dilemma here?
The fact is that why would you NOT want to display what is in your product? If if that’s an issue for anyone…what is it that you have to hide from everyone then?
Thats why I get involved and angry when things get to be corrupt just so whomever (yes…people are corporations too my friends) can make bank money by cutting corners on safety and by skating around people’s health. Like I said in my first book, Three Weeks In June, if joe blow slowly kills someone with any cancer so long as they know/knew that whatever ingredients that was/were made for consumers or allowed into the air or into the grounds, or anywhere near human and animals, that indeed created anything that led to any death(s), why is that NOT considered to be murder like when joe blow uses bullets from a gun to kill people and animals?
Regardless, and again, its only fair to allow everyone to see or read what is in every product that hits any world market. No one wants more than what is fair and NORMAL. This is another classic case where we are starting low, and we have to work so hard just to get to a norm.
At the same time, consumers have the choice to NOT buy that product. Or, they do NOT have to use product that is from a company that falls back on proprietary issues just because they are a private corp. That again, are people too my friend and with that said today and again and again, quite frankly, if corps are people too my friends, it should have morals like people. It should not be the part of the human that makes money at huge profit margins. Actually, I think the 14th Amendment says it’s an individual (not a person or human which i say here), but i am obviously playing off the awkward Romney line he used during either the primary or general election from last year. Fact is though….he was correct, but in typical Romney fashion, he is socially inept unless he is around the 1%.
And, I’ll now turn this over to the Roots Action team. They have orchestrated this campaign:
If passed by the Senate, the King Amendment would take away states’ rights to “pass laws governing the production or manufacture of any agricultural product, including food and animals raised for food, that is involved in interstate commerce.”
The amendment was proposed by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), largely in response to a California law stating that by 2015, California will allow only eggs to be sold from hens housed in cages specified by California. But policy analysts emphasize that the measure, broadly and ambiguously written, might be used to prohibit or preempt any state GMO labeling or food safety law.
Will the King Amendment survive the Senate? No one can be sure, say analysts. However few believe that Monsanto will give up. We can expect that more amendments and riders will be introduced into the Farm Bill — even if the King Amendment fails — over the next month in an attempt to stop the wave of state GMO labeling laws and initiatives moving forward in states like Washington, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and others. That’s why we’re calling on consumers to ask their Congress members to reject any rider or amendment that would preempt states’ rights to label GMOs.
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- Genetically modified democracy: Monsanto moves to obliterate states’ rights to label GMOs (sgtreport.com)
- Genetically modified democracy: Monsanto moves to obliterate states’ rights to label GMOs (davidicke.com)
- Could Congress Pass a Law to Preempt States’ Rights to Label GMOs? (foodconsumer.org)
- How Monsanto Is Using Cronies in Congress to Take Away States’ Rights to Label Genetically Modified Foods (alternet.org)
- Genetically Modified Democracy (readersupportednews.org)
- Protesters rally against genetically modified foods (billingsgazette.com)
- The 2013 Farm Bill: What to Know, What to Do (ramyabdeljabbar.wordpress.com)
- Genetically modified democracy: Monsanto moves to obliterate states’ rights to label GMOs (naturalnews.com)
- Trouble in Monsanto Nation (counterpunch.org)
- ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ May Be Repealed Via Farms Bill Amendment (readersupportednews.org)