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On the eve of March against Monsanto Senate shoots down GMO labeling bill

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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 04:23 AM
Hi peeps...

Well.. Talk about a step in the wrong direction...

As 200,000 people prepare to march against Monsanto, the Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to decide if genetically modified food products should be labeled.

The amendment shot down by the Senate would have allowed states to make their own decisions on whether or not GMO foods should be labeled – without mandating any action. Supporters originally believed that this measure was non-controversial, and simply gave states an option. But the Senate voted 71 to 27 against it on Thursday, days before Saturday’s March Against Monsanto.

Senator Bernie Sanders has been the man pushing for GMOs to be labelled. Sadly however the opposition seem to think that there is no need whatsoever to label GMOs since the FDA has not made "scientific conclusions" that would require it. And they want to rely on the FDAs "science-based examinations" before making any conclusions about food products that are derivatives of GMOs. What rubbish...

“The concept we’re talking about today is a fairly commonsense and non-radical idea,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the bill’s sponsor, told the Huffington Post before the vote. “All over the world, in the European Union, in many other countries around the world, dozens and dozens of countries, people are able to look at the food that they are buying and determine through labeling whether or not that product contains genetically modified organisms.”

Well I for one think this is ridiculous. We have a right to know what we are eating. We have the right to make an educated and informed choice. But they are just taking that away from us. Clearly they are not listening. We need to make our voice louder and stronger to be heard..

I hope they start to listen to us sooner rather than later...!


posted on May, 27 2013 @ 05:02 AM
I agree, and there are so many cynical people who would rather not bother labeling- out of doubt that it would do any good; such as them simply lying about it- which these folks are already doing.

Voice of people < Voice of Corporations - we need to shift the triangle before we can expect any progress. I'm actually glad people out there are raising their voices, it's about damn time.

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 01:34 PM
If politicians publicly wore they sponsorships. The facts involved here would appear clearer..

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