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FDA Barring Food Makers from Advertising Products as GMO-Free

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posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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This is hypocrisy to the extreme.

This is also an issue where Obama can and should do something immediately.

We need a major shake up in the FDA..




posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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I think the best way forward is for organic food producers to make this a free-speech issue. So you cant advertize it; then put a sticker on it that says

"Fighting against Genetically Modified Foods"

or

"It's be a crime for us to tell you what other makers put in your food. Learn the facts at crapinyourfood.com"

or

"the FDA cannot tell the diference between Frankenfood and wholesome groceries, but we bet YOU can."


With six you get egg-roll



posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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They don't want you to grow your own food.

They want to ban herbal supplements.

I'm sure they don't want anyone to eat free range, organic food, they probably think that's sick.



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 01:59 AM
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Originally posted by poet1b


This is also an issue where Obama can and should do something immediately.




Like I said earlier. Obama only needs to be a liberal when he's pandering to his constituency. Otherwise he's free to obey every command from his bankster overlords.



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 02:26 AM
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Originally posted by chrismarco
It's in interesting topic but folks we cannot keep growing our population without making adjustments to our food to ensure it is available. Cows are injected with hormones to ensure bigger cows, bigger cows equals out to more meat, more meat equals lower prices. We are always concerned about over fishing and someone comes up with a genetically modified fish and people are horrifeid and opposed. Corn crops die as a result of insect and disease so our science community develops corn that is resistant to both...yes more money can be made however in it's purest form this does help the population and keep food costs down. I'm just saying that we cannot have it both ways...families pushing out as many children as they want yet relying on mother nature to provide for excess. I guess when you look at illegals in the country that also plays a small part in the consumption of goods but minimally. It's amazing that someone in another country has to walk for miles to get water and we can go down the road to our local hamburger chain and complain if it takes over five minutes in the drive thru to get a burger...we just don't know how good we have it.


Another instance of not living within our means. We don't NEED more meat- Americans, at least, and many Europeans, eat far too much meat. Food crops can be efficiently grown in all kinds of weather and kept free of pests with natural means- we have men living in outer space, for God's sake. The vegetables we feed to cattle can be fed instead to some of the starving people who grow it, but can't afford to purchase it on the pay their corporate overlords mete out, and certainly can't afford the meat it's fed to. Yes, we can have it many ways. Again, we are a very advanced society and are perfectly capable of feeding, clothing, and sheltering every person on the planet- some of us just choose to profit off their need instead. There is no overpopulation problem- there are millions and millions of acres of unpopulated land the world over that could be used for the good of us all (hell, I'll take 50 acres and call it good- I'll build my own home, grow my own food, and barter for what I cannot get myself.) 50% of the land in this country is owned by the federal government. That means it's rightfully OURS. Anyways, many of us DO know how good we have it, but are glad to LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS and would even be happy to give up some 'conveniences' in order to enjoy greater freedom and sovereignty.



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 03:58 AM
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The FDA has clearly been corrupted by corporations and they no longer represent the people.

Corporate Terrorist is what I'd label them. Terrorist who infiltrated our government while working for corporate interest rather than the people.

Confusion, the only confusion is how we get rid of these corrupt individuals in the FDA that are clearly being bribed by the mega conglomerates.

How about publishing their names, addresses, email, phone numbers so we can tell them what we think of their lies & deception.





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posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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It's been evident to me for a long, long time that the FDA no longer protects the interest of the public, and that they only protect the interest of the food and drug industry. This was made possible back in the 90's when the government changed the FDA regulations, and allowed the FDA to get so corrupt.

I think the regulations that got changed, should be changed back...and then the entire FDA should be divided up. There should be one industry that regulates food (and actually does it's job - to protect the public's interest) and there should be another agency that regulates drugs (and once again - does the job it was intended to.) Or, better yet...disband it altogether and let the consumers make our own choices.

The laughable thing is that the foods we eat are making us sick, when then cause us to consume more drugs. The FDA is like the fox guarding the hen-house. It's laughable and sad at the same time that most people are too ignorant to figure this out for themselves.

I now am only eating mostly raw food (although I did have 1 piece of vegan pizza last night). I feel so much better eating raw, and I've lost tons of weight. I've never been healthier, and there is no way I would ever go back to the "standard American diet" after this.

The good news is, is that if they won't listen to us through the regular channels, we just keep talking with our money. We keep buying organic food. We keep buying food at farmers markets. We start growing our own food. And if they try to tell me I cannot grow my own food - then they will definitely have a fight on their hands.




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posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 01:49 PM
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Write your congressman or congresswoman or senator. I know they are all corrupt, but if they get a big outcry on this issue...if they get enough pissed-off people....maybe they will start to listen.

Or, we could protest in front of the FDA and hope the story makes national news.

Better yet, the companies who are being sent letters by the FDA should band together sue the FDA and take it all the way to the supreme court, if they have no.

I normally hate the idea of law suits, but sometimes that's what's needed.


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posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 06:56 PM
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Failing to inform us of food that is GMO may be a violation of our substantive due process rights. We hav a right to know and to choose intelligently. The US constitution reminds us that we have the INAILENABLE God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are rights we are born with, the and federal govrnment may only infringe on those right under certain circumstances. I don't see this as one of those situations where it is necessary to infringe on those rights. I see it as all about catering to big business at the expense of the American perople. The.US Constitution has given the federal gov't certain rights and that's all it's got, theoretcially. The unalienable right to liife means that everyone has the right to have the means necessary to live, includng food that is healthy for you and will not harm you.

The FDA is in bed with Monsanto and this situation is a perfect exammple of the corruption of the Constitution in federal government. IMO, we have every right to reject GMO foods and choose organically grown food instead. I think this law hurts the citizens of the US ad helps no one but the big corpoprations like Monsanto. Our government forgets that it works for the people, not the big corporations that fund Congress's campaign war chests. We as a people should file a class action suit against the FDA , bcause if I understand the situation corectly these foods have the potential to hurt people and the laws are just more legislation that restricts our freedom to live our lives as we choose. And I for one am sick of it. I may not live my life perfrectly, but I would perfer not to die from some funky disease caused by eating GMO food. That the FDA would be this callous regarding our health and safety rises to the level of maliciopus intent, IMO.



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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The government always lies to us about what's in our food. From the food pyramid being manufactured for the benefit of the farmers, to Rumsfeld and his aspertame, and the use of cloned meat, and the change from "high fructose corn syrup" to "corn sugar". Now this. Buy local, its the last bastion of safer food. It keeps money local, it helps out the farmers that grow organic foods who aren't eligable for farm subsities (how about that?).



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by nikiano
Write your congressman or congresswoman or senator. I know they are all corrupt, but if they get a big outcry on this issue...if they get enough pissed-off people....maybe they will start to listen.


Obama appointed a Monsanto exec as the Food Safety Czar
A Czar is efficient in bypassing congress

Still a congressmen can create a bill though



posted on Sep, 26 2010 @ 01:29 AM
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Yup. Makes perfect sense folks. In Europe citizens have the freedom of choice. Foods are labeled as "GMO" or not. Here, in the FREE USA, big business have the freedoms. It is they who choose that the people don't need to know what is in their food. This is true. Monsanto lobbys against food labeling and is successful at it. Hey, here is "free markets" in action guys. Now isn't the right that is supposed to be in favor of maximum freedoms? Hummm? Well the answer is that when the right speaks of maximum freedoms they don't mean the people but big business.

You see fellow citizens, it is really the left who is more interested in ordinary people but because the right "markets" their messages so cleverly convincing ignorant folk that they are on their side we on the left will lose.

Someday though everyone will wake up but it will be too late. We will all be told we had to get Bio ID implants but it won't be the government doing the telling but some big international corporation. They what, I wonder, will the tea party guys and the righties in the land will say?

tt


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posted on Sep, 26 2010 @ 01:37 AM
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GM food sources were created with noble intentions to solve mankind's hunger and to increase such resources exponentially, quickly and better managed.

So was atomic energy, and look how it turned out - WMDs on the left and right staring into our worried sleepless faces.

At the end of the day, whom can we trust? The farmer of natural foods or Corporations whom had proven themselves craven in every way, to cut corners, to push agendas insidiously, just to earn a miserable buck? What had been quietly ADDED to such modified ingredients?

As long as the trust is not there, best we know what we are eating. Worse if we are not allowed to know, which would only build distrust and suspicion. Is Congress made up of morons?


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posted on Sep, 29 2010 @ 06:08 AM
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They want to make sure the sheeple keep eating the laboratory proven
soft kill weapon.

www.huffingtonpost.com...

articles.mercola.com...

science.slashdot.org...

Nothing makes a Eugenicist as happy as knowing Rule # 1 is being worked on actively.

www.radioliberty.com...

It reminds me of the statement by Galadriel in Lord of the Rings.


"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost, for none now live who remember it."


Those who remember the use of fluoride to pacify.

www.fluoridealert.org...

Those who endured the massive starvation in the Ukraine.

en.wikipedia.org...

The killing fields in Cambodia.

The secret meeting by night on jekyll island to form the non-governmental federal reserve.

en.wikipedia.org...

These ppl and their methods have been going on now for a VERY long time
in many nations and it all comes down to evil.

Codex Alimentarius is now law world wide as of Dec. 2009, and most ppl I talk
to do not even know it exists.



posted on Sep, 29 2010 @ 07:00 AM
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It would be easy to screw the FDA.
All it would take is a religious group to ban GMO foods as unclean.

You have the Jewish and kosher foods. and they are marked.
you have the Islamic dietary laws, and there halāl foods. and they are marked with the MCG Symbol in the US.

Now all we need is a religious group to ban GMO foods as unclean and ask the courts for protection from having to eat unclean GMO foods.



posted on Oct, 3 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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Some more good news on this subject - The other day I was in grocery store at Sprouts, and while the food was not labled "GMO Free," it did have an emblem on the label that says that their brand is proud to be a member of some GMO free alliance. I don't think the FDA can stop brands from advertising that they are a part of some coalition or professional organization.



posted on Oct, 5 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Not sure if it is the same, but here in Australia, on most of our natural food we have a special logo;



www.australianorganic.com.au...

Now to what degree we can guarantee that it will stay that way or if it hasn't already been corrupted... I think it is always a safe bet to start growing your own food. It is simple and you CAN guarantee that it will be GMO free.
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posted on Oct, 10 2010 @ 01:05 AM
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This subject is so evil that I suspect I could agree with every word in this thread. S and F fer sure.

I am going to make it a personal mission to find out the names of all non gmo suppliers and use them, tout them, while learning to loathe monsanto and it's investors. Didn't monsanto sell gunpowder to both sides during the civil war? Don't be fooled by kucinich. He should be expecting a fat payoff from monsanto, which will only go up in value. This is how they work. You recall how he took a little airplane trip with barry before changing his mind on 'healthcare'?
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posted on Oct, 15 2010 @ 06:10 AM
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Ok...When I first read the headline, my brain instantly went "Woohoo!" I thought, "Ok, so now they're not going to let these scum bags tell people their foods are 'all natural' when in fact they contain GMO derivatives."

Then I read the actual article and they're talking about removing the labeling across the board. WOW! I shouldn't be shocked, but I am!

This is horrific!

I am beside myself on this one. Next thing you know they're going to ban the sale of organic foods. They've already jacked up the term "100% Natural" that goes on labels. I really don't know what to say.

So we're officially a socialist society now? They don't even have to tell us what's in our food? Aw heck, let's just scrap the whole thing and cut out ingredient lists while we're at it. Those don't even tell the truth anyways.

Next thing you know they'll be telling farmers they can't grow their own food...oh wait, too late.



posted on Oct, 15 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by victorprice
This is a small aside from this discussion but I'm curious as to what these "elites," you say, eat? If don't eat GMO injected foods, what do they eat?
Interesting you should ask that. I think the answer is that they eat what my family eats...organic food. It IS readily available where I live. In fact one of our major local groceries pushes their own house brand of organic ...everything. I can easily buy pasta, sauces, veggies, meat...with the exception of certain cuts of beef or pork that is guaranteed to be free added hormones or pesticides that would exclude the legal definition of organic. I can also almost completely avoid high fructose corn syrup. Now where do I live? I live where the elites live, in a suburb of DC. I'm also not that far from the county that the Washington Post revealed as "spy central" where children of workers in the various intelligence agencies receive some of the best public school education to be found anywhere.

All these healthy goodies come at a generally higher price than the "regular" stuff. Once upon a time in my far distant childhood the regular stuff was the hormone free, corn syrup free, even pesticide free. Now you need an "elite" salary to enjoy the privilege of feeding your family safely. You also need to be decently educated and intelligent to be sufficiently aware that you should be more discerning in your grocery purchases. When I go to the grocery stores and watch who picks the organics vs, who picks the junk, invariably it is the well heeled customers--whites and to a lesser degree blacks-- who go for the organics. I see mainly apparently less affluent blacks and Hispanics who purchase based on lowest price. (this is an affluent county overall but being the metro region we have a population that is diverse both ethnically and economically.) Lest anyone accuse me of being some sort of racist in my observations let me state I'm not fully Caucasian anyway and my nutrition teacher who taught me to be a smart shopper was black. The breakdown is what it is and we need to ask ourselves why. Why penalize the poor, the less educated, the newcomers?

There was a time when a poor ignorant person of any race could buy and consume milk without risking poisoning their families with risky additives. That time is obviously past. Why? Is it a way to penalize and cull all of us? Or is it to just give basic subsistence to those that fall below a certain threshold that TPTB deem as being responsible for putting the need for this poisonous crap on the suppliers? As someone pointed out, we really do have many mouths to feed and the modified foods are one way of meeting the demand. Perhaps they are engineered or the system is rigged to ensure that the additional demand is kept to a select number of people who will live just long enough to contribute to the system and conveniently drop off as quickly and expeditiously as possible.




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