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Congressman, Senators Join Massive Grassroots Initiative to Label GMOs

Anthony Gucciardi
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March 21st, 2012
Updated 11/03/2012 at 12:52 am
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Even many congressman and senators agree that genetically modified ingredients should be clearly labeled in the food supply. Joining more than 900,000 individuals who have signed the ”Just Label It” campaign since October, 55 Republican and Democrat politicians (see all 55) from both the House and Senate signed a letter in support of GMO food labeling. The representatives represent the shockingly high statistic of 92% who state that they support the labeling of GMOs according to a number of studies.

Gaining the most signatures of any labeling initiative in history, the ”Just Label It” campaign asks the FDA to require any food containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled. As pointed out by the concerned legislators, the FDA currently requires over 3,000 substances to be clearly labeled in food products, so why not genetically modified ingredients? Furthermore, labeling doesn’t confuse the public, it enables them to make more choices. In their letters, they write:

“At issue is the fundamental right consumers have to make informed choices about the food they eat…The agency currently requires over 3,000 other ingredients, additives, and processes to be labeled; providing basic information doesn’t confuse the public, it empowers them to make choices. Absent labeling, Americans are unable to choose for themselves whether to purchase GE foods…We urge you to fully review the facts, law, and science, and side with the American public by requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods as is done in nearly 50 countries throughout the world.”

Perhaps the lack of labeling in the United States has to do with Monsanto’s deep ties with key government organizations and officials. Some key Monsanto officials inside the U.S. government include:

  • Margaret Miller was in charge of preparing the report on Monsanto’s synthetic milk hormone rBGH following its approval at Monsanto, and she was later the official in charge of reviewing her own report as Deputy Director of Human Safety and Consultative Services.
  • Michael R Taylor was a partner at the law firm that represented Monsanto on a number of subjects. Following this position, Taylor became the FDA’s deputy commissioner for policy, where he wrote the FDA’s labeling guidelines for Monsanto’s creations. Taylor then spent a few years working directly for Monsanto, and has been brought back by Barack Obama as the Food Safety Czar.

These are but a few key Monsanto personnel now stationed deep within the United States government. It has also been revealed that Monsanto has control of virtually all U.S. diplomats, and the company has even used its massive influence to force other nations to accept their genetically modified crops through economic threats and political pressure.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Congressman, Senators Join Massive Grassroots Initiative to Label GMOsGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • BS Detector

    Once Monsanto pays them off, they will be less concerned about GMOs.

    The Congressmen are trolling for bribes.

  • Susan

    Since many of these patents expire soon. It is Monsanto's permission to the politicians to act as if they are representing the people. Also in their best interest as the results of damaging health evidence are on the rise.

  • bob

    there is a handful of product on the market that does not have any gmo in it. almost every product out there on the shelf is gmo. so it would be easier to label non gmo. when america wakes up to the reality of the gmo, fluoride in almost all products, then maybe we will stop suffering.

  • Angelo Isgro

    We definitely need labeling of GMO products. The best thing to do is not allow them at all in our food supply.

    Angelo

  • Tan Vampire

    Label?

    We need to outright *BAN* this toxic, slow-kill, population-reducing *WEAPON*.

  • John

    Monsanto has used it's huge war chest of money to force it's technology on America. It tried this in Europe and was shot down continuously because people actually did testing on GMO's and found them to create all kinds of illnesses and diseases that have not even been named yet! A huge majority of Americans do not like, want, genetically modified foods.

    NoBAMA 2012 promised to get GMO's labeled in his campaign speeches, but once in office, he did a complete about face and appointed Michael Taylor who is clearly a Monsanto person first and foremost before any other loyalties! Against the majority of scientists at the FDA, Taylor ignored their request to not allow the garbage until more testing was done. Once Taylor said it fell in the SAFE class, NO TESTING, NO LABELING has been done! NONE! That is a clear conflict of interest, a BONE-HEAD decision by NoBAMA 2012, and clearly not in the best interest of any human being living in America!