Monsanto and other agribiotech companies along with food companies represented by the Grocery Manufactures Association will be acting soon in a big push to try to permanently promote the toxin-dependent GMO technology on consumers in 2016. Consumers spoke up loudly to Congressional representatives last year with success. But a renewed push replete with ample industry $$$ is expected to threaten genuine GMO labeling efforts shortly. “They now plan to throw everything at a dedicated bill in January to preempt labeling by using these ridiculous QR codes” constituting a voluntary “Smart Label”according to a just published article.
Monsanto is at it again trying to squash World Health Organization (WHO) finding that Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup is a probable carcinogen. As has been Monsanto’s custom when scientific findings are contrary to the health of their profit model, they are now attempting to refute the determination by the World Health Organization that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen with a new scientific panel (12 of the 16 panel members have been associated with Monsanto in the past). Additionally, the US Senate could take up already passed HR1599 which would Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK Act) what’s in their food and promote GMOs under a “Natural” label this session. And Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) introduced a bill that would preempt states’ rights to enact GMO labeling laws.
Bottom line is the need to contact with your US Congressional members now to defend your and your states’ rights to move forward legitimate GMO labeling bills like Senator Blumenthal’s bill. This is the most opportune time to get real GMO labeling done and start to curtail our health care problems stemming from the unlabeled genetically engineered foods silently allowed into our food supply by government. And the special interests are moving quickly and with $$$ to gain influence.
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