Grocery Manufacturers Association is pushing for legislation that will kill State GMO labeling; For how long we are going to let evil biotech and GMA sweep their dirt under the carpet hoping that enough number of people would remain indifferent to what they do?
Center for Food Safely has strongly criticized the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) for lobbying to push and pass a legislation that will block states from mandating labeling genetically modified foods. So far, only few states including Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut and Main have been able to pass GMO labeling bill.
Just few months ago, Washington I-522 lost GMO labeling bill, in a slight margin after the giant agribusinesses (out of state) spent huge amount of money to defeat Yes on 522. Two years ago, biotech spent more than $46 million to defeat GMO labeling in state of California. However, biotech is pretty well-aware that other expensive battles against GMO labeling are ahead of them in 2014, in other states like Oregon and Vermont.
The leaked GMA draft document shows that GMA is clearly pushing to block other states from pursuing mandatory GMO labeling which means ‘GMO labeling’ for other states might be outlawed. They are also planning to get FDA to declare the label ‘Natural’ for GE ingredients.
“It is clear that the Grocery Manufacturers Association will do anything in their power to keep the public from knowing what is in the food they are buying,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director for Center for Food Safety. “We and our allies in the food movement will work to make sure that the public’s right to know is protected and that this bill if introduced, is dead on arrival.”
It’s a ‘Dirty’ war against the American public waged by GMA, Giant Ag, junk food industry, and Biotech including Monsanto and DuPont:
Apparently, giant Ag and their financial beneficiaries (who are willing to spend millions of dollars not to label GMOs) cannot afford to lose in any other states. So, they are coming after your right to vote ‘Yes’ on GMO labeling.
Monsanto, DuPont and junk food industry are hiding behind GMA, wheeling and dealing behind the scene, trying to pass a dark and devious legislation through Congress that would kill states GMO labeling efforts.
At the same times, the passive mentality of the Obama administration and his inability to grow some balls and keep his promises about labeling GMOs has encouraged biotech and their financial beneficiaries to take advantage of this situation and use the American public as lab rats.
Enough is enough. For how long are we going to let evil biotech and GMA sweep their dirt under the carpet hoping that enough number of people would remain indifferent to what they do?
Isn’t outrageous enough that the basic right of the American public to mandatory GMO labeling has been denied by bunch of power hungry thugs who subsidize and regulate sickness and obesity? Now, they are coming after your right to mandatory GMO labeling.
GMOs are banned in more than 30 countries, while 56 other countries have required GMO labeling. There have been independent studies linking infertility, huge tumors, severe liver toxicity and organ failure to Monsanto’s best selling herbicide Roundup and GMOs.
Ironically, just few days ago, USDA finished a draft report that would allow giant chemical company Dow to use one of the main ingredient of ‘Agent Orange ‘known as 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) in new varieties of genetically modified corn and soybean.
This is the toxic ‘Agent Orange’ that we are talking about. We are letting Monsanto and Dow make money from their left over ‘Agent Orange’ and this time the victims of their ‘dirty war’ aren’t going to be US veterans or 400,000 Vietnamese that were poisoned to deaths by Dioxin.
This is a well-organized crime and well-calculated attack against the America public, in violation of human rights that this country stands for or pretends that it would. Our economy, educational system and agricultural heritage are crumbling, and we want to teach everyone else a lesson. What good of an example one could be, if they can’t live up to their own expectations that they have from others?
As Martin Niemöller once said “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me”.
Evil biotech and giant Ag could not care less that their neurotoxins (like neonicotinoids) and toxic herbicides (like Roundup) have led to countless number of environmental issues (like deaths of bees and global warming) a wide range of chronic diseases. They could not care less that they knowingly are manufacturing products that poison their consumers. Chemical and biotech companies are turning into a nest of cockroaches that will always find a way to survive, even when the public hate Frankenfoods and their toxic products.
Cockroaches will always find a way:
Please sign the petition below and take immediate actions necessary against GMO and biotech evil plan. These corporations and their financial beneficiary have no shame and have proven that they are pro-poisoning everything that you eat: http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_Monsantos_secret_plan_to_kill_GMO_labeling/