Biotech would grow GMOs without labels or consumer input
By Christina Sarich | Natural Society
If ever there was a GMO lackey and puppet that stood for the poisoning of the people with GMOs over standing up for the constituents who voted him into office, its Representative Mike Pompeo. There’s a special kind of ‘wow’ reserved for Congressional bills like the one he’s once again proposing on behalf of Monsanto and Big Biotech.
The Kansas Republican would like to re-introduce Monsanto’s dream bill – it would give Monsanto, and their friends like Syngenta, Dow, and Bayer carte blanche (complete freedom) to grow GMO foods without labels, without state rights, and without consumer choice. It is a law that promotes the biotech agenda through and through. It was introduced during the last congressional sessions, but fortunately, did not pass. Pompeo is presenting it again.
If the US ever wanted to just write Monsanto a blank check for their biotech herbicides and GMO crops, known for ruining health and damaging soil, then this legislation, dubbed by critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know (DARK) Act, is it.
Ronnie Cummins, international director of the Organic Consumers Association says the bill:
“. . .is not only anti-consumer, but anti-democracy and anti-state’s rights as well.”
“Understanding that they are losing the battle at the state level to keep consumers in the dark about whether or not their food is genetically engineered, Monsanto and its minions are now prepared to abolish consumer choice and overturn state’s constitutional rights so that they can continued to force feed us their GMO food.”
Forget all the progress that non-GMO advocates have made so far, too, if this bill receives enough support in Congress to actually pass. With its passing, it would preempt any local or state requirement thus overturning existing laws in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine – a direct attack to state sovereignty.
This is sad, news, concerning the fact that most Americans want GMOs to be labeled (at least). Polls show that a whopping 92% of US citizens are asking their government to label GE foods.
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