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Pompeo will offer the bill in the US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess later this month, according to The Hill newspaper and Politico. The bill includes a "prohibition against mandatory labeling," catering to the needs of powerful interest groups that have already declared war against such "right to know" labeling laws in the US.
Pompeo, a Republican from Kansas, has numerous ties to Charles and David Koch, heads of the formidable multinational corporation Koch Industries. He founded Thayer Aerospace (now known as Nex-Tech Aerospace) with investment funds from Koch Industries, and later was named president of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment company that partners with Koch Industries. His initial run for Congress in 2010 was also bankrolled by Koch brothers. Once in the House, the congressman introduced bills sympathetic to Koch Industries, says The Washington Post. "GMA’s selection of Congressman Pompeo as their champion shows how extreme the proposal really is," said Colin O’Neil, director of government affairs for the Center for Food Safety. "Selecting Pompeo creates an unholy alliance between Monsanto and Koch Industries, two of the most reviled corporations in America."
I'd betcha the idiot Koch brothers probably don't even touch the stuff.
reply to post by SaturnFX
Yep.Shut up and go to work for lower wages with a malnourished body and brain that will accept all this BS. They really do believe we're stupid.
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So much for the Koch Bros purported patriotism!
Merely globalist stooges of a different colored feather.
According to the leftists peddling this nonsense the Koch brothers are the only billionaires in the political manipulation game and they'd like you to believe the democrats don't have anybody with the kind of money or influence the Koch brothers have.
Those who spin this obvious lie are either completely ignorant of the facts and really, truly don't know any better or they're willfully ignorant of the facts and are lying to you.
Pompeo: Industry's GMO Labeling Champion -- Politico Pro
Posted April 1st, 2014
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(Article Summarized by Meridian Institute) Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) will help the food industry beat back state attempts at mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Pompeo has said he will introduce a labeling bill backed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and dozens of food groups sometime in the next two weeks. A draft version of the legislation indicates that it would create a federal voluntary labeling system for genetically modified foods and increase the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory oversight of GMOs. The aim of the bill is to create friendlier federal rules to quell public concerns over GMOs, and stem the roughly 20 pending state bills and ballot initiatives that would be costly for industry to fight. The question now is whether the legislation will go anywhere. The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, which is pushing the legislation, has yet to sign on any lawmakers other than Pompeo, and there is not yet a companion bill in the Senate. Claire Parker, a spokesperson for the coalition, said, “We continue to work with a broad group of members of Congress. We’re encouraged with the progress we’re making on legislation to protect consumers and avoid a costly and confusing 50-state patchwork of labeling regimes.” Once the legislation is introduced, the GMA will lead a public relations effort, run by the PR firm Weber Merritt, to help groups engage their member companies and build support. The goal is to hold a hearing on the bill either this summer or in the fall.
Sorry. Had to come back to say just this: Pompeo = Tea Party
Meet Mike Pompeo: The Congressional Candidate Spawned By The ‘Kochtopus’
(This is a serious issue on a few levels, but I think I only posted that link because 'Kochtopus' made me laugh.)edit on 4/5/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
Oh My God. your source is voiceofrussia.com... ! I mean really. Just unreal.