Who has the next famous face to convince the world that GMOs are safe? How about a former first lady, and once U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton? Clinton recently attended the BIO International Convention on Wednesday, June 25 and leaked press snippets to confirm what most sustainable food movement supporters already know: she’s pro-GMO much like the other major political candidates that have been bought out by biotech.
At the San Diego convention, basically a promotional stop for all things biotech, she spoke for 65 minutes on the importance of GMO – despite the fact that she and her husband and former president have Celiac’s disease, which GE foods have been linked to (along with digestive issues).
“A recent analysis of research suggests that Bt-toxin, glyphosate, and other components of GMOs, are linked to five conditions that may either initiate or exacerbate gluten-related disorders:
Imbalanced gut bacteria
Immune activation and allergies
Damage to the intestinal wall”
Read: Scientists Signing onto GMO Dangers by Hundreds
“Maybe there’s a way of getting a representative group of actors at the table” to discuss how the federal government could help the Biotech industry with “insurance against risk,” she said. Meanwhile, our government has already written a blank check to the biotech industry for GMO corn to make heaps of ethanol and to support our fast-food nation, as well as for soy, sugar beets, rice, and other ‘staple’ foods. We subsidize the heck out of these Frankenfood and Frankenfuel crops.
Clinton also remarked that the “benefits” of GMOs should be better explained in order to counteract the massive grassroots tide against the lab-created crops, saying that “Frankensteinish” depictions should be met with a stronger, more positive spin from GMO companies. Notice the word ‘spin.’ You don’t have to ‘spin’ facts. That’s a public relations game. Hundreds of scientists have warned the world about the effects of biotech’s creations, but perhaps Mrs. Clinton hasn’t heard of those studies.
Many companies, including Monsanto, have already been stepping up the PR efforts, launching sites like GMO Answers in an attempt to change the narrative. They had tried to bamboozle Europe with PR deception campaigns, but largely failed, and now have turned their sights on other countries like the U.S.
“There’s a big gap between the facts and what the perceptions are,” on Biotech, she added, mentioning her efforts to support drought-resistant seeds as Secretary of State. Or – there’s a big gap between how stupid politicians and government agencies think we really are, and how much they try to pull the wool over our eyes, all while failing at doing so.
How do you argue that GMOs don’t require more herbicides than has ever been used in the history of agriculture? That it is showing up in mother’s breast milk, and causing tumors in rats? Well, you can’t.
6 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Cheerleads for Biotech and GMOs”
She and all her Washington pals Demo/Repub are all the same. None of them care about us. Just look at bush & obama
left wing,right wing,same bird! one big happy family !
Just the fact that Hillary Clinton is an advocate of Monsanto and GMO’s is reason enough for Americans NOT to vote for her should she run in the next election.
When 93 percent of Americans are demanding GMO labelling and she isn’t listening to what the majority of Americans want, she shouldn’t even be running.
I am positive that her family eats Organic ONLY!
I wouldn’t vote for this witch of a person anyway but her being pro-gmo gives me reason to actually despise her.
Thanks for an excellent article. I even check out the stances of local candidates on GMOs, and GMO lickspittles Never get my vote.
Outside of corporate-pushed wars, the biggest issues we face nationwide and worldwide are the direct poisoning of people by GMOs, associated chemicals, and pharmaceutical drugs and the indirect poisoning of people by the polluting energy industries (nuke, coal, oil, fracking). Both types of poisoning destroy our planet as well.. Ms. Clinton has supported all of these. When a private citizen/lawyer, she defended Monsanto. As first lady, she supported NAFTA. As senator, she supported the illegal war on Iraq and the exemption of Big Pharma from particular death.ibnjury lawsuits. As Secy of State, while owning Canadian oil stock, she said she’d “:likely approve” the lethal Keystone XL tar sands pipelin from corrupt TransCanada.
Ms. Clinton is no populist. She’s a dangerous corporatist. And, again, No GMO-supporter will Ever get my vote. Unfortunately, all the potential Republican candidates also have the same irrational love of GMOs. The fact is that corporations decide who can run. All the candidates are pre-appproved and media-packaged for the voter. There’s no real choice.
let’s sum up: husband defiles female aide in White House when he’s President AND her boss, denies doing it on national tv “I did not have sex with THAT woman” (we now know he did), wife, now possible Presidential candidate for 2016 has hanging around her own political neck: Benghazi debacle, email controversy, supporter of Monsanto and GMO’s and yet these two walk around like political Rock Stars. I did not vote for Bill and I will not vote for Hill. Somebody make that bumper sticker asap! I’ll proudly display it on my car tomorrow!