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Bill backed by Koch brothers and Monsanto to block GMO labeling laws in US

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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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~Lucidity
We have a right to know where our food comes from and what we are putting into our bodies.

This is just ridiculous and makes me even more suspicious of just how bad it's really gotten that they feel a need to hide if from us even more. They know that if we knew there would be serious consequences to pay.

I'd betcha the idiot Koch brothers probably don't even touch the stuff.

ETA: On the bright side, this probably won't pass on its wording alone. Prohibit? Ha.
edit on 4/5/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)


People like the Koch family do not eat poor people food. They won't even drink the water.

It should raise people's suspicions that they are so against allowing people to know where it comes from and all the other info about it. Monsanto has to go right along with people like the Koch family. I'm pretty sure that they own the chemical plants that poisoned the water in WV. They didn't act like they even cared. These are the same bunch whop spread lies about us here so that they can dehumanize us and do the things that they are doing.




posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) proposed an amendment to the Continuing Resolution that would “sharply cut funding for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that collects data on industrial greenhouse gas emissions.” The $8.4 million cut would leave funding for the registry at $3.2 million, unless the EPA shifts funds from another program to the registry.

souce

True patriots do not care about pollution, just their profits!



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 12:07 PM
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Of course, without actually seeing the bill ...
Sounds to me like this is a bill which would establish a federal system for voluntary use of a "non-GM" label.

Sounds sensible.
A label which says "non-GM" provides better information than one which says "may contain GM".
www.abovetopsecret.com...

edit on 4/6/2014 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 12:15 PM
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AlaskanDad



I hate the fact that union dues are being used to finance the Dems! Grrr that money should benefit the workers that earn it!



You might benefit from a little reasearch. Most of that money does benefit the workers.

I have no problem paying union dues because the majority of that money goes into a retirement fund, health care and a family fund incase a brother is hurt on the job, pregnancy leave etc. Only a small part of my union dues is used for political funding and administrative expenses.

I receive most of the benefit from my union dues. SAG/AFTRA and IATSE.

Soon there will be no way to tell what the ingredients are in the food they feed us. Look up the kind of meat in a big mac. You might be suprised.
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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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whywhynot


Not on topic??? Ok lets see… The topic of this is: Bill backed by Koch brothers and Monsanto to block GMO labeling laws in US and my reply was: Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act into Law after Promising GMO Labeling hmmmm couldn't get much more on topic, sorry if you didn't like the sad fact that the President turn-coated on the issue.
edit on 5-4-2014 by whywhynot because: (no reason given)


Your point is a point that only gets made among the partisan minded, who are easily distracted by politics. If my view is that I'd like to know what's going into my body, how does the fact that Obama turn-coated change that view? With or with out Obama, I want accurate labels. I don't care if it's republicans or democrats standing in the way, that's irrelevant to me...What's important is my health, and the fact that rich businessmen are paying off our government to prevent me from knowing what I eat.
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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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mahatche
What's important is my health, and the fact that rich businessmen are paying off our government to prevent me from knowing what I eat.
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Which puts to rest the lie that the Consumer is All Powerful and is the one that controls the markets.
Monsanto and many of the other Big Multinational Corporations do not want that power in consumers hands but want to decide for them.



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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mahatche

whywhynot


Not on topic??? Ok lets see… The topic of this is: Bill backed by Koch brothers and Monsanto to block GMO labeling laws in US and my reply was: Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act into Law after Promising GMO Labeling hmmmm couldn't get much more on topic, sorry if you didn't like the sad fact that the President turn-coated on the issue.
edit on 5-4-2014 by whywhynot because: (no reason given)


Your point is a point that only gets made among the partisan minded, who are easily distracted by politics. If my view is that I'd like to know what's going into my body, how does the fact that Obama turn-coated change that view? With or with out Obama, I want accurate labels. I don't care if it's republicans or democrats standing in the way, that's irrelevant to me…What's important is my health, and the fact that rich businessmen are paying off our government to prevent me from knowing what I eat.
edit on Aprpm03pm302014-04-06T15:38:32-05:0003America/Chicago by mahatche because: (no reason given)


If you had read the entire thread you would have seen that I take personal responsibility to insure that I live without GMO. I do that! As to your point that my point was partisan I plead guilty but only because that was the nature of the OP. The OP, and other posters gleefully pointed at the nasty Koch brothers and the evil Republicans as the causation of no GMO labeling. I merely responded to that original partisan BS with a little playing field leveling.

Again, it is within your power to take control of your life, if you choose not to don't blame the politicians of any flavor. You may not be able to eat at McDonalds and have to work hard to know what goes into your body but that is probably for the better.



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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whywhynot

mahatche

whywhynot


Not on topic??? Ok lets see… The topic of this is: Bill backed by Koch brothers and Monsanto to block GMO labeling laws in US and my reply was: Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act into Law after Promising GMO Labeling hmmmm couldn't get much more on topic, sorry if you didn't like the sad fact that the President turn-coated on the issue.
edit on 5-4-2014 by whywhynot because: (no reason given)


Your point is a point that only gets made among the partisan minded, who are easily distracted by politics. If my view is that I'd like to know what's going into my body, how does the fact that Obama turn-coated change that view? With or with out Obama, I want accurate labels. I don't care if it's republicans or democrats standing in the way, that's irrelevant to me…What's important is my health, and the fact that rich businessmen are paying off our government to prevent me from knowing what I eat.
edit on Aprpm03pm302014-04-06T15:38:32-05:0003America/Chicago by mahatche because: (no reason given)


If you had read the entire thread you would have seen that I take personal responsibility to insure that I live without GMO. I do that! As to your point that my point was partisan I plead guilty but only because that was the nature of the OP. The OP, and other posters gleefully pointed at the nasty Koch brothers and the evil Republicans as the causation of no GMO labeling. I merely responded to that original partisan BS with a little playing field leveling.

Again, it is within your power to take control of your life, if you choose not to don't blame the politicians of any flavor. You may not be able to eat at McDonalds and have to work hard to know what goes into your body but that is probably for the better.


That's great that you take personal responsibility to know what you are eating, but that doesn't change the fact that there are people actively seeking to make knowing more difficult, and they are dumping millions into making it happen. Left and right shouldn't matter when it comes to our food supply. In my opinion, those people and their efforts are morally wrong. It's crazy to me that anyone takes issue with pointing out these peoples efforts. They aren't doing it for our benefit, why are we sitting here defending them?

Seems to me some people just have a kneejerk reaction to defend koch brothers and any other interest group associated with their particular party lines.
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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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So Obama supports Monsantos, he even went as far as putting the head of the FDA who was a Monsantos VP. Does that mean that Obama's bankrollers like the Unions and Wallstreet are trying to push GMOs on America as well?



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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Well, this is nothing new. Corporations have been buying off politicians for a very long time. It is just that people are little more aware of it these days. American is in a very advanced form of Capitalism. Everything, and everyone, is for sale. When everything has a price tag on it the political system ends up being for sale to the highest bidder. I would suggest that people form some kind of `duel power` government to challenge the current political power structure.



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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Ok I have found a credible connection between The Koch brothers and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

1stly ... Koch Industries: Georgia-Pacific


Georgia-Pacific is a paper and pulp company that produces "Brawny" paper towels, "Angel Soft" toilet paper, "Mardi Gras" napkins and towels, "Quilted Northern" toilet paper and paper towels, "Dixie" paper plates, bowls, napkins and cups, "Sparkle" paper towels, and "Vanity Fair" paper napkins, bowls, plates and tablecloths. The Atlanta-based company has operations in 27 states.


2ndly ... Grocery Manufacturers Association: Members


James B. Hannan, CEO and President of Georgia-Pacific


And upon rereading the OP and the political donor list I noticed ...


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.



23 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,356,147 98% 1%


And ...


"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."


GMA must be the ... Grocery Manufacturers Association!


So therefor ... we now have the Koch brothers controlling their puppet Mike Pompeo and he is beating the Grocery Manufacturers Association's war drum and we have the Koch brothers inside man on the board of the GMA with James B. Hannan, CEO and President of Georgia-Pacific, to act as their spokesperson.

Now as I read the source article more deeply ... It seems to link like this ...


In recent months it became apparent that powerful farming and biotechnology interest groups like Monsanto were forming a 'Coalition for Safe Affordable Food' to push a federal voluntary labeling standard for food made with genetically-modified organisms in order to in an effort to stem the tide of state legislation seeking to mandate labeling.
Read more: voiceofrussia.com...



The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a major food industry lobbying group and a top member of this new coalition, raised and spent the bulk of the overall $22 million that opponents of labeling sank into defeating Washington State’s ballot initiative on GMO labeling last year, which is three times the amount that proponents of labeling spent in the state.


So Monsanto sets up a Coalition of the willing to fight mandatory GMO labeling ... and the Koch brothers, behind the Grocery Manufacturers Association in the form of James B. Hannan, CEO and President of Georgia-Pacific, and behind the politics in the form of Congressman Mike Pompeo,... bankrolled $22 million to defeat Washington State’s ballot initiative on GMO labeling last year.

What do Monsanto and the Koch brothers/Industries have in common? ... They both own/run FERTILIZER businesses.

Maybe GMO foods need a lot of fertilizer



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 10:18 PM
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From further reading of the source article ...


It should be noted that the vast majority of conventional processed foods in the US are made with genetically-modified ingredients. Around 93 percent of all soybean crops planted in the US last year involved genetically-modified, herbicide-tolerant (HT) variants, the US Department of Agriculture has acknowledged. HT corn and HT cotton constituted about 85 and 82 percent of total acreage, respectively.

GMO crops are now grown in 28 countries, or on 12 percent of the world's arable land, with the acreage doubling every five years. However, in the European Union, only two GMO varieties (compared to 96 in the USA) have so far been licensed for commercial harvesting.
Read more: voiceofrussia.com...


Seems they do use a lot of a lot of crop land and possibly therefor a lot of fertilizer and or herbicide!



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 10:26 PM
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Just download the app "Buycott". I been using it since last summer. When your out shopping just scan the foods you want to consume and it will tell you if has GMO's, or is runned by the evil Koch Brothers.

Overtime you'll know what certain brands to avoid. I'm just one person but If we get enough people boycotting their products then hopefully we can change these bills.



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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amfirst1
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So Obama supports Monsantos, he even went as far as putting the head of the FDA who was a Monsantos VP. Does that mean that Obama's bankrollers like the Unions and Wallstreet are trying to push GMOs on America as well?


Oh but it gets even better, Obummer has a D so he is corporate isn't he?


The FDA approach can be understood as the result of having a dual mission. In addition to its mission to protect food safety, the FDA was charged with promotion of the biotech industry.24

source

Worth the read imho



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 10:53 PM
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Since you will never be able to beat the agenda of the bankers, corporations, Rs, and Ds I suggest you get busy and take it upon yourself to know what you are consuming. Even if they labeled it could you believe it? Government has such a remarkable record of honesty.

BTW, private enterprise has developed an app to make it easier for you Non GMO App


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posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 03:41 AM
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As I was reading up on the Grocery Manufacturers Association

... when by pure chance I happened to read ...


On March 16, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, First Lady Michelle Obama called on the GMA to help her with her Let's Move! campaign to reduce childhood obesity.


I posted about that here www.abovetopsecret.com...

And so this could result in ONLY GMO foods being served to children at schools for lunch!


Do we really want fertilizer companies dictating what the kids can and can not eat





posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 08:15 AM
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Why in hell do people have a problem with hybrid plants.? Ones that yield bigger or more fruit or vegetables. What in heck is the problem ? You guys act like they are poisoning us with modified foods. These are still plants that grow in the soil with the help of water and the sun. So the oranges are seedless. So the melons are larger or sweeter, so what the tomatoes are bigger or better tasting. What's the big friggin deal? Did they not have to come up with a way to feed a growing population? Someone explain to me what the problem is.
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posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 08:19 AM
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Wash your fruits and vegetables. We do this even for the stuff we grow in our yard. Birds poop on everything . Wash the food . No problem.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 09:15 AM
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AlaskanDad
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Wow great list that shows exactly why we need campaign finance reform!


Right - Actblue is a Lefty outfit giving $100,000,000.00 a year what legislation are they ramming thru as compared to the Koch Bros. giving 18 million.

Of course GMO's suck & are bad but don't tell me the Dem's are not bought & paid for to the Nth degree!


I see you left out how this list picked and chose who to put on the list. If you had read what was written above the list then you would see that the list is BS.

For example, this list does not include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. He and his wife Miriam donated nearly $93 million in 2012 alone to conservative super PACs — enough to put him at No. 2 on this list. Similarly, the list excludes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has donated more than $19 million in the past two years, largely to groups that support gun control. Neither Adelson nor Bloomberg — or the organizations they report as their employers — qualifies as a "heavy hitter" under our current definition. It's also important to note that we aren't including donations to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers, or the liberal group Patriot Majority — because these groups hide their donors; see a list of top donors that we've been able to identify to such groups. We are working to revise this list to take into account the new realities of campaign finance created by the Citizens United decision, but as it currently stands, there are significant omissions.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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The knowns and unknowns of modified food; What the long-term effects may be. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction...
Many of us just want it the way it supposed to be. IMO, this is like mixing cats and lizards in some lab somewhere *cough* Montauk.



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