Alert: Congress May Vote Today to Destroy States’ Rights to Protect Our Food Supply

Congress Votes 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 recent 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!

Congress may vote today on a bill today forbidding states from requiring GMO food labeling, or from banning GMOs within their states.

EWG sent out an alert today by email stating:

Monsanto and its anti-labeling allies are desperately trying to attach the most dangerous components of the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act to a must-pass end-of-year spending bill that could pass TODAY.

If the DARK Act makes it into this bill, the consequences could be disastrous. We’ll have NO WAY of knowing if the newly approved GMO salmon – the Frankenfish that’s designed to grow TWICE AS FAST as wild salmon – is what we’re feeding our families.

This is our LAST CHANCE to protect our right to know what’s in our food. If we don’t stand up to Big Food and put a stop the DARK Act now, the fight for GMO labeling is OVER.

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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  • nick quinlan

    Don’t expect congress to do anything the US citizens want. Don’t expect congress to do what is right , congress works for the corporations. Period

  • jadan

    ” The real problem is the malignant, symbiotic relationship between big corporations and big government.” The real problem is the failure of our representative system to represent the people. Supreme Court rulings like Citizen’s United and manipulation of computer voting systems have created disconnect between government and the governed. The majority voice is not heard. Elections are bought and rigged. The result is what Jimmy Carter said it was. The oligarchs, through their corporations, have their way. The people are cynical and impotent.

  • Silverado

    These…”elites” really have created the Evil Empire. They’ve blown the trust in govt and many different entities & institutions from the get-go. And now we can’t even trust something so basic as food?? If you can’t see the impetus for wholesale change needed in our govt NOW perhaps you’re not breathing, let alone thinking. Heaven help us because the people seem to have forgotten how…

  • robert owen

    Well here is a few unlawful facts. One in 1871 the Executive and legislative branch of the US Government cesed to exist. It became a municipal corporation, because the civil war was not about slavery of African Americans, but being debt slaves and chattel of everyone who lives in a federalized corporate zone. The original 13 colonies were the only signatories to the debt that was owed to the Nathan criminal bank cartel, through the Bank of England and the Ces Que Vie Trust. The southern states did not feel obligated to pay the debt to the bank, and why it incorporated as the government went bankrupt. There were 175,000 British troops amassed on the northern frontier of America in Canada poised to strike against the northern troops on behalf of the south of they had won, for cotton was king and tied to the merchant class of cotton and wool to the India market and the impact to economic stability of the UK at the time. No different than all wars which are monetary in form. u Which means Congress usurped its authority it did not have, to create through the 14th amendment a new class of slave into being, through a classification of being a US Citizen. States ceased to exist under the ‘several states’ conceptualization understood by the US Constitution, for they created another one, without the consent of the people, and instead took it upon themselves as being the self entitled executor of your given name, that was finalized into being with the birth certificate and postal zones by FDR in 1933 AND THE postal zones later. So its really a moot point. Every card carrying member of the US Corporation has committed treason against the sovereignty of the American people, and against their oath of office to defend and protect the original one.