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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled

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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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Yet another "surprize" in the American's will not be allowed a say in knowing what is in their food saga.

Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of Vermont’s Agriculture Committee, Vermont legislators are dragging their feet on a proposed GMO labeling bill because Monsanto has threatened to sue the state if the bill passes.

"What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation."

Monsanto wields tremendous influence in Washington, DC and most state capitals. The company’s stranglehold over politicians and regulatory officials is what has prompted activists in California to bypass the legislature and collect 850,000 signatures to place a citizens’ Initiative on the ballot in November 2012. The 2012 California Right to Know Act will force mandatory labeling of GMOs and to ban the routine practice of labeling GMO-tainted food as “natural.”

Vermont activists are organizing a protest at the state capital on April 12 to coincide with the next round of hearings on H-722, and are asking residents to write letters, make calls, and e-mail their legislators and the Governor. For more information, please go to the website www.vtrighttoknow.org... or the Facebook page www.facebook.com... of the Vermont Right to Know Campaign.

www.alternet.org...




posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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I don't understand what Monsanto could possibly sue over? Could anyone offer some insight on what claim Monsanto has to sue Vermont?

This should already be law; its fraudulent and misleading advertising to label a mutant GMO product as "natural."



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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I don't understand what Monsanto could possibly sue over? Could anyone offer some insight on what claim Monsanto has to sue Vermont?

This should already be law; its fraudulent and misleading advertising to label a mutant GMO product as "natural."



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Be quiet and eat your government issued vegetables!



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Someone needs to meet the CEO of Monsanto in person, just like that video of someone meeting David Rockefeller in person and give them a little bit of their ol' two cents. Seriously, no one likes Monsanto.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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What about Illuminati & Rothschilds?



Perhaps they like - and are even behind investing/financing Monsanto?

Would not at all be surprised.

It's been confirmed BILL GATES (a major Monsanto shareholder) is a strong proponent of Eugenics and Depopulation projects.




posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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I'm not sure what legalisee they'll come up with .... probably that it'll confuse the consumer when obviously it's no different from "natural" food (except they do have a patent because it's a unique invention...:duh
and hence will harm their business.

Judges do seem to rule in their favor....



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Monsanto sues anyone and everyone who doesnt bow down to them.

It works against the poor farmers.

Not so much against those with means to back it up. You should look up the Oregon Sugar Beet farmers case. They successfully kicked monsanto's booty.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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looks like they have alot of money to burn,

and indeed the whole food supply to poison..




posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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Yes I agree there is more and more news of small farmers under fire.

Alex spells out the problem ..big Ag doesn't want any competition....
www.youtube.com...

must grow inside the city limits..
www.youtube.com...

An American farmer has been fined 5000 dollars for growing vegetables on his own farmland.
www.youtube.com...

Sorry your in a residential zone...no chickens for you....
www.youtube.com...

Michigan DNR's declatory ruling calling heritage hogs an invasive species and the impact on small scale hog producers.
www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:52 AM
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They are probably going to make the claim that by labeling, it gives the perception that the food is dangerous (yes, I know
) In their suit they will claim that Ahem : "this advertises a unfair judgement, only fueling consumer madness which has no evidence to support the claims that GMO foods are dangerous...it would give them an unfair advantage in the market ...blah blah blah ...I can actually hear their drivel right now. (and pulling out their fake scientific "evidence"..)

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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Time to give Monsanto and their supporters an ultimatum.

Label the food clearly for what it is, or start investing in fire trucks...



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:21 AM
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Thanks for the links. I have forwarded them to interested parties.

We must work to stick it to Monsanto.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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Why can't there be an investigation of Monsanto and their practices?

Monsanto executives should be tried at the Hague just for attempting to control and poison the food supply of an entire nation.

They are criminals that deserve the kind of treatment that criminals get: A bunk bed, a steel toilet and 30 minutes of exercise a day.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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I know it's kind of old news,but with a Safe Food Czar like this,what should we expect ?

Obama appoints Monsanto fox to guard food safety hen house



Former Monsanto vice president Michael Taylor may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history. Yet he has recently been appointed by Obama to be the U.S. food safety czar. It looks like we have yet another case of the fox guarding the hen house. Continue reading on Examiner.com Obama appoints Monsanto fox to guard food safety hen house - National US Intelligence | Examiner.com www.examiner.com...




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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Time to give Monsanto and their supporters an ultimatum.

Label the food clearly for what it is, or start investing in fire trucks...


Yep, lots of wildfires these days. Most wildfires are from carelessness. You never know when that hot cigarette thoughtlessly tossed out a car window will cause massive damage and crop losses.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Woohooo sucess California has gotten enough signatures to get the The GMO Labeling Initiative on the Ballot in California this November 2012 !

www.anh-usa.org...



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