Congress Could Soon Ban GMO Labeling Under New Bill. Update: This Post was Blocked by Facebook – Until Now Thousands of our fans, including those with March Against Monsanto, have found this post to be blocked on Facebook. Why is this being blocked? When I tried to post this article to both the Natural Society page and my Anthony Gucciardi Facebook page I was met with a warning that this post was blocked due to ‘security measures.’
Needless to say, this raised many questions. What do you think? Want some more proof that Monsanto and other biotech giants are deathly afraid of GMO labeling initiatives passing within the United States? A new bill introduced by Monsanto’s star representative, Mike Pompeo, could soon ban all mandatory GMO labeling in the US. The worst part? More precisely, it has been dubbed to be the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ on steroids. And there’s a big reason for that. I wanted to bring this bill to your attention because it’s essential that we spread the word on the issue and stop this legislation. Virtually All Major 2016 Presidential Candidates Oppose GMO Labeling. As the 2015 presidential race continues to usher in debates over social policy and fiscal responsibility, no one is talking about another key issue: all of the major candidates are in completely opposition to GMO labeling — and many are directly supporting Monsanto’s biotech aspirations.
Last month I shared with you Hillary Clinton’s close support of Monsanto and GMO crops in a piece posted just hours after her campaign announcement, but many readers were writing in wondering about the rest of the front running political figures. That’s when I began reading reports on the Iowa Agricultural Summit, an event in which the Republican presidential candidates were asked to speak on alternative energy, the state of the nation’s agricultural system, and their stance on GMO labeling initiatives at large.
Speaking on the issue of GMO labeling, KCCI news reports Senator Ted Cruz responded: “People who decide that’s what they want, they can pay for it already. And Jeb Bush was in agreement, stating: 'Monsanto's Dream': Pro-GMO DARK Act Comes to Congress. The battle over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, reached the U.S. capital on Wednesday when news broke that Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo will reintroduce a bill that blocks states from requiring GMO labeling. The legislation, dubbed by critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know or DARK Act, grants the Secretary of Health and Human Services sole authority to mandate GMO labeling and sets forth particular standards for any label that contains claims that GMOs were or were not used in the production of the food— hampering any attempts by the Food and Drug Administration to pass legislation on the federal level.
Further, the bill preempts any local or state requirement and thus would overturn existing laws in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine, which critics say is a direct attack on state sovereignty. The bill was originally introduced under the last Congress. Environmental and food sovereignty groups are sounding the alarm. "Mandatory labeling gives consumers choices. " 96% Of Monsanto Shareholders Vote Against GMO Labeling. Are Monsanto’s shareholders not very proud of the product that they invest their hard earned dollars into? Wouldn’t letting you know that so many food products contain their ‘perfectly safe’ and amazing genetically modified organisms enhance their brand? Or perhaps they simply know that Monsanto would face economic meltdown in the event that consumers knew what they were eating.
As it turns out, around 96% of Monsanto shareholders would highly prefer that you do not know whether you’re eating Monsanto’s GMOs or not. According to Bloomberg Business and many other sources in articles posted in the back end of the stock section where most individuals likely never read, the recent Monsanto shareholder conference actually calculated how many of its investors were in favor of letting people know what they are eating. Unsurprisingly, the vote turned back with only 4.16% of the shareholders in favor of “working with regulators on GMO labeling guidelines.” Issues | GE Food Labeling | U.S. Polls on GE Food Labeling. Foodpoll2008.pdf. Coca-Cola, Pepsi Give $1 Million Each to Oppose GMO Labeling. (Before It's News) NaturalNews The fight for the Right to Know what’s in our food continues as both Colorado and Oregon launch campaigns promoting the mandatory GMO-labeling initiative that voters will see on the November 4 ballot.
If passed, Colorado’s Proposition 105 would mandate labeling of genetically modified (GM) ingredients on products sold beginning July 1, 2016, reports the Coloradoan. Oregon’s proposed Measure 92 would require similar mandates including any food products containing GMOs be clearly labeled. As with California’s 2012 Prop 37, the biotech industry has made its ominous presence known by dumping millions toward fighting Right to Know campaigns in both Colorado and Oregon. Biotech industry spending more to fight GMO labeling than it would cost to actually label products The European Union (EU) strictly enforces GMO labeling, making GMOs difficult to find because of their unpopularity.
Overwhelming Majority of Americans Say: 'Just Label It!' An overwhelming majority of Americans think that genetically engineered (GE) foods should be labeled before they are sold, according to a new Consumer Reports poll released on Monday. The nationally-representative phone survey found that 92 percent of respondents think that GE foods, or those made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), should be labeled accordingly. Further, 92 percent also think that the government should legally require the labeling of GE salmon—which may soon be approved and sold in stores—despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently requires neither labeling nor pre-market safety assessments of GE food.
The survey, taken in April 2014, assessed the importance of various factors that consumers weigh when purchasing food. According to the results, 72 percent said it was important or very important to avoid genetically engineered ingredients when making purchases. Take Action | Don't let Congress deny your right to know: Oppose the DARK act. The Grocery Manufacturers Association has introduced a bill in Congress that would block states from enacting GE food labeling laws and make “voluntary labeling” the law of the land. Big Food is trying to kill your right to know if the food you’re eating is genetically engineered. With their anti-labeling allies like Monsanto and Dow, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has teamed up with Koch brothers-backed Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill that would deny your right to know.
The bill (HR 4432), which we're calling the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act (DARK Act),” would: Prevent states from adopting their own GE labeling laws. It’s no surprise that industry chose the Kansas Republican as their cheerleader. And now the Koch brothers are teaming up with Monsanto? So what’s wrong with “voluntary” GE food labeling? Without mandatory labeling of GE foods, consumers are being left in the dark about the foods we are purchasing and feeding our families.
Food Labelling. Elizabeth RenterPrison Planet.com March 1, 2014 It’s been a few decades since the nutrition labels on U.S. foods have been changed significantly. This week, the FDA released the new-and-improved labels, which they say will make it easier for Americans to make healthy decisions. It’s true, these changes are positive, but there is at least one glaring omission. As NPR reports, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the proposed nutritional label changes on Thursday, marking the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move Campaign. It was fitting, considering the new labels could help some people get a grip on matters like portion size and added sugars—two factors that can contribute to obesity. What’s changed? The new labels have bigger and bolder calorie counts.
The new labels also address portion size, bolding just how many servings there are in a container. Finally, the labels will include a new feature—a separate line for added sugars. So, what’s missing? Print this page. Glenn Beck Works For Obama. FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign. Mike Barrett Prisonplanet.com March 30, 2012 While the Food and Drug Administration has seemingly reached the limit for unbelievable behavior, the agency’s decisions continue to astound and appall consumers and health activists alike. In the agency’s latest decision, undoubtedly amazing thousands of individuals yet again, the FDA virtually erased 1 million signatures and comments on the ‘Just Label It’ campaign calling for the labeling of genetically modified foods.
FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign The ‘Just Label It” campaign has gotten more signatures than any campaign in history for the labeling of genetically modified foods. Evidently, the FDA counts the amount of signatures not by how many people signed, but how many different individual letters are brought to it. “This is an election year and there are more than a million people who say this is important to them. This article first appeared at Natural Society Print this page. Glenn Beck Works For Obama U.N.