And check this out,
When the Vermont Legislature considered a bill that would have required genetically modified food to be labelled, the agricultural giant Monsanto threatened to sue the state. Despite public support, the legislation failed to pass.
Of course Monsanto would sue! They hate that a lot of people know about them right now.. They wouldn't be able to stand if the American people (and for that matter, the rest of the globe!) found out what they were REALLY eating!
It should be pointed out, that the bid was to allow individual States the legal protection to allow GMO labelling within the state, it was not going to be mandatory for them to do so.
The article also states that there was much public support, yet it didn't go through. Another example of something the people are asking for, and it gets voted away.. in this case 26-73
From another article,
"This is a very conservative amendment," he said. "It says that the American people should have the right to know what is in the food that they and their children are eating and if that food contains genetically engineered products," said Sanders
Its true! They (and the rest of the world!!!) should be told and have the choice of what they are eating, instead of being deceived by no labels... It should be mandatory everywhere!
This is a weird statement from a Michigan Democrat who was opposed to the labelling:
Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow is the chair of the Senate Agriculture committee. She opposed the plan because she was concerned that it would interfere with the development of drought resistant crops
Um.. What? Why would labelling food interfere with the development of drought resistant crops?! Oh because it contains BT toxins? Oh, it's allowing pests to mutate to overcome the toxins genetically modified into the seed?! OH, Americans WON'T buy the product, therefore the R&D and expenses going into new GMO's might be threatened?! OH, because Monsanto WILL be exposed for the evil corp that it is?!
(visit the link for the full news article)
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