Congress Will Vote Today to Destroy States’ Rights to Protect Our Food Supply

Congress Votes Today to Override State Law and Block Americans’ Right to Know If Our Food Has Been Genetically Modified

 Do We Have a Right to Know If Our Food Has Been Genetically Modified?Painting by Anthony Freda:

All Americans – conservatives and liberals – want their families to have access to safe food.

Polls by ABC news, Associated Press and other major organizations show that Americans overwhelmingly want genetically modified foods (“GMOs”) labeled … and don’t believe that GMOs are safe.

A poll by Pew Research Center finds that two-thirds of Americans  think that scientists don’t fully understand GMOs, and therefore cannot guarantee people are safe if they eat genetically modified food

Indeed, most independent scientists – ones not making money from the GMO food manufacturers – say that GMO foods are very concerning.

For example a new study commissioned by Norwegian officials and conducted by a scientific authority on the safety of biotechnologies concludes GMO crops lack scientific data to prove their safety.  And see this.

And a poll shows that 68% of American and Canadian doctors think that GMOs should be labeled.

No wonder Vermont, Connecticut and Maine have voted to require GMO food labels in their states.

So how does our bought-and-paid-for Congress react? By banning GMOs until further studies are conducted? By demanding labeling of GMOs so consumers can decide?

Of course not!

The House will pass a bill today forbidding states from requiring GMO food labeling, or from banning GMOs within their states.

Just like with the TPP, Congress couldn’t care less about what the American people want … or what’s good for the country.

Conservatives support states rights. Liberals support federal action to protect our health. And all Americans support our right to make informed purchasing decisions.

But Congress only answer to its owners.

Remember, the big GMO food produces like Monsanto have already gotten their Congressional lackeys to pass legislation which strips American courts of their power.

Postscript:  This is similar to what the Feds did in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis.     As former head S&L prosecutor Bill Black – now a professor of law and economics – notes:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the resident examiners and regional staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [both] competed to weaken federal regulation and aggressively used the preemption doctrine to try to prevent state investigations of and actions against fraudulent mortgage lenders.

Liberals and conservatives tend to blame our country’s problems on different factors … but they are connected.   The real problem is the malignant, symbiotic relationship between big corporations and big government.

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  • enlitnd1

    People generally assume that all Federal law trumps any State law when, in fact, it seldom does.
    Let’s look at the constitution’s supremacy clause.
    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made
    in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made,
    under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of
    the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any
    Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary

    What laws are the supreme law of the land?

    Those made in PURSUANCE of the Constitution. To pursue means to follow.
    That restricts legislation to those enumerated powers found within
    article1, section 8 of the Constitution.

    Which treaties shall be the supreme law of the land?

    Those treaties made under the authority of the united States.

    What is the authority of the united States?

    The enumerated powers found in article1, section 8 of the Constitution.


  • As usual they are a day late and a dollar short for me!

    Morgellons/GMO link makes it into the news again

    In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) in the US listed the symptoms of the disease as including “crawling, biting and stinging sensations; granules, threads [red, blue, black and white], fibers, or black speck-like materials on or beneath the skin, and/or skin lesions (e.g., rashes or sores). In addition to skin manifestations, some sufferers also report fatigue, mental confusion, short term memory loss, joint pain, and changes in visions.”However, they still described it as an “unexplained dermopathy (also called Morgellons)”.

    October 30, 2013 37 millions bees found dead in Ontario, Canada after planting large GMO corn field treated with neonicotinoid class of pesticides

    “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said. While many bee keepers blame neonicotinoids, or “neonics.” for colony collapse of bees and many countries in EU have banned neonicotinoid class of pesticides, the US Department of Agriculture fails to ban insecticides known as neonicotinoids, manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc.

  • diogenes

    This is why the focus on presidential politics is doubly short-sighted. Putting all our energy into electing a fake like Obama or Clinton or a hoax like Bernie the Zionist doesn’t change Congress one bit, and Congress has been selling America to the 0.01% for decades.

    • Allow me to introduce you to the 1%! Which Corporations Control the World? A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It’s a Small World at the Top!

      Largest banks hold a total of $25.1 trillion

      1.) ICBC, China, $2.95 trillion in assets, over 18,000 outlets, 108 branches globally

      2.) HSBC holdings, UK, $2.68 trillion in assets, 6,600 offices in 80 countries, 55 million customers

      3.) Deutsche Bank, Germany, $2.6 trillion in assets, 2,963 branches, 70 countries, 46 million customers

      4.) Credit Agricole Group, France, $2.58 trillion in assets, 60 countries, over 21 million clients

      5.) BNP Paribas, France, $2.51 trillion in assets

      6.) Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan, $2.49 trillion in assets

      7.) Barclays PLC, United Kingdom, $2.41 trillion in assets

      8.) JPMorgan Chase Co., U.S., $2.39 trillion in assets

      9.) China Construction Bank Corp., China, $2.36 trillion in assets

      10.) Japan Post Bank, Japan, $2.12 trillion in assets

      Enough to fund the federal U.S. government for over 7 years. Or roughly $3500 per person on earth.

  • December 20, 2014 What Parents Need To Know About Monsanto: “By 2025 One In Two Children Will Be Autistic”

    “Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt; pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend.” October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)

  • Unite2014

    Why do so many people look to the government to solve their problems for them? The solution is simple, stop buying their SH!T. When ever you purchase a product you are entering into a contract with the seller, if they refuse to provide full disclosure refuse to buy their products. If the manufacturer refuses to specify the information you want, do not buy their product. If you absolutely can not find an alternative get together with like minded people and chose one manufacturer to boycott. Watch how quickly you get what you want when a company loses 20% of it sales. The problem isn’t the companies or the government, it’s YOU who keeps giving your hard earned money to companies that do not care about you in exchange for their products that you do not want anyway. Stop It! The Bolivian people dealt with their McDonald’s problem by not buying their crap and McDonald’s closed up and left. Don’t tell me that they can do that in Bolivia but not in America. You are the problem and you are the solution.

    • Nancy Kensill-grubb

      I agree! Thank You for your post. It has very good points and I’m going to share via tweet

  • Libertybelle

    Morons! They cannot read. They are imbeciles.

  • Let’s be specific: REPUBLICANS destroy state rights here, the party that’s for state rights. 275-100 was the vote, with 230 of the 275 REPUBLICANS. Also, look up REPUBLICANS last month passed a House bill to remove “ORIGIN OF COUNTRY” on meat labels. AND…Texas REPUBLICANS passes a state bill to prevent LOCAL Texas governments from making anti-fracking laws.