It seems to me that as consumers, we should have the right to know what is in our food to allow people to make informed decisions about what they want to eat. Yet, the Agri-controlled lawmakers in Washington seem more concerned about protecting Monsanto than protecting the health of Americans.
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That’s right… “Everyone has the right to know what’s in their food.”
According to Consumer Reports, consumers want to know more than ever about their food, including what’s in it, where it’s from, who made it and how it’s produced. According to recent polls done by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), over 90 percent of the public definitely wants to know what’s in their food. Yet, Congress seeks to block the consumers right to know with GMO labeling.
Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) introduced federal legislation (“Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015“) dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act (DARK Act) which passed the House of Representatives and was passed in the Senate as S. 764 (114th), and signed into law by President Obama on Jul 29, 2016.
This legislation does not promote “safety” or “accurate food labels.”
The Act states, a food can be labeled as non-GMO even if it is produced with a GMO processing aid or enzyme or derived from animals fed GMO feed or given GMO drugs. How’s that for accuracy?
Now get this… the act would “require the developer of a bioengineered organism intended as food to submit a premarket biotechnology notification to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).” That’s Monsanto, for example. “The premarket notification must include the developer’s determination that food from, containing, or consisting of the GMO (GMO food) is as safe as a comparable non-GMO food” (substantial equivalence). In other words, Monsanto get’s to decide if it’s products are as safe as a comparable non-GMO food. How do you think the wolf will decide when he’s in charge of the hen house?
This Act would:
- Preempt states from requiring labeling of GMO food.
- Virtually eliminate FDA’s ability to craft a national GMO labeling system.
- Codify the current, broken voluntary labeling system.
- Create a GMO “safety” review system based on industry science.
- Allow “natural” foods to contain GMO ingredients.
Videos You Should Watch before they’re removed from the web…
Why Genetically Engineered Foods Should be Labeled: Gary Hirshberg at TEDxManhattan 2013
Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO’s
The World According to Monsanto
GMO | How Monsanto Controls the Government
GMO Food — It’s Worse Than We Thought
GMO Food is Poison! Learn the Truth Watch – Fed Up
GMO Poison – Ticking Time Bomb
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) – Myths and Truths
Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison
Food Fight: The Debate over GMO Labels
Jeffrey Smith interviews Dr. Stephanie Seneff about Glyphosate
The Future of Food