Late this last week representative Mike Pompeo (Kansas Republican) introduced federal legislation that would outlaw state-enacted GMO labeling laws.
As of now, there are 24 states that require food companies to inform consumers when any of their products contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms). However, this law would nullify these stateside bills, shifting power to the federal government, and specifically to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
The American public is becoming increasingly aware of the potential health threats posed by GMOs and the push to have laws requiring companies to disclose genetically engineered ingredients has been gaining momentum in recent years.
“Ballot measures in California in 2012 and last year in Washington state narrowly lost after GMO crop developers, including Monsanto Co., and members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) poured millions into campaigns to defeat the measures.”
Given the recent escalation of GMO awareness taking place in this country this law appears to be nothing more than a desperate attempt to pry the control of this issue away from the hands of the sovereign states to which it belongs, and consolidate the power into the hands of corrupt federal bureaucrats, before the public is no longer ignorant enough to allow it to happen.
Someone Please Explain “Safe and Accurate” To Me
As is typical in Washington anymore, the law will be given a name that is as deceptive as its contents: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.
Can someone please explain to me how state legislation requiring companies to label GMO-containing foods (that actually do contain GMOs, by the way) is either unsafe or inaccurate?
And how then can federally prohibiting states from passing such legislation, allowing food manufacturers to not disclose that they are using GMOs, when they are actually using them, to then be described as safe or accurate?
I honestly believe that, because of the vast amount of voter ignorance – that is all too obvious in this country – we’ve let our politicians know that we’re a nation of blind followers who lack the ability to think freely and critically about the issues that impact our freedoms and individual sovereignty.
After all, we’ve shown them in recent years that they can get away with passing the epitome of laws that lack coherency and common sense.
The Affordable Care Act was another clever naming scheme for a law that is now known to be anything but affordable. It should have been called the Unsustainable Care Act, but that would’ve required politicians to actually do a little research ahead of time and report said research with integrity.
Abhorrently, Congress passed this expansive overhaul on what represents more than 15% of the American economy without even taking the time to read everything that was in it first.
Surely that would draw the ire of the American public…
And it did… Sort of.
The Democratic party was the champion of this law and they did lose control of the House of Representatives after the 2012 elections. But the overall champion – whose name will be forever emblazoned on this law known as “Obamacare” – retained his Presidential position. Granted, having Mitt Romney as his contender and the lame-stream media all but campaigning for him didn’t make it all that difficult to do, but I digress.
So when members of Congress decide to scheme up a way to force potentially dangerous foods down the throats of America’s citizens, without ensuring they are adequately informed and given the opportunity to choose an option they would deem to be in their better interests, I have to believe it’s being done with little or no thought to how it might negatively affect their chances of being reelected (as long as they give it a title with fraudulently assuring words in it, of course).
Incidentally, Obama actually promised in 2008 that he would push for GMO labeling as President. But this promise has received a fate that matches the fate of another now infamous broken promise: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
Safe and Accurate? More Like Dangerous and Deceptive.
“There are no long-term studies showing GMOs to be safe for human consumption. Yet we are routinely told by GMO pushers and their media flacks that GMOs are safe because ‘they are no different’ from other foods.
But then, somehow, Monsanto, DuPont and other companies have been awarded patents on many of these genetically engineered seeds. How can something be patented if it’s ‘no different’ than the other seeds? It can’t, of course. If the seeds are patented, then they are obviously different.
Only in America, under the insanity of federal food laws, can something simultaneously be ‘unique’ and ‘no different’ at the same time.
And then there’s also the broader question of genetic pollution and the inherent risk of systemic ecocide.”
As it pertains to the health risks GMOs pose for humans, all we have to do is look at what these genetically engineered foods are designed to do.
Genetically modified foods intentionally contain toxins that, when consumed, will rupture the stomachs of insects, killing them in order to protect the crop. It has been claimed by GMO producers that the amounts of these toxins are negligible to human biology, but…
It turns out that eating GMO-containing foods is being linked to having an effect on the guts of humans that is smaller in scale but similar in effect to what they do to the stomachs of insects – and it’s consequence is manifesting itself in the form of leaky gut syndrome.
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where toxins and undigested food particles escape through small holes in the intestine and make their way into the blood stream where they are not meant to go. Instead of causing our stomachs to explode, the toxins contained in GMO crops are eroding our intestinal lining to the point where our intestines are no longer able to contain the matter passing through it!
This is a serious condition. It will damage your liver and lead to inflammation throughout your entire body.
This inflammation has been directly attributed to rashes, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, anxiety, depression, arterial clogging, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s and the degradation of immune system function.
With no long-term studies confirming the safety of GMOs for human consumption, and the expansive list of health concerns already associated with GMOs, laws like the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” deserve zero consideration from those representing us in Congress.
If you are a Kansas voter, I urge you to strongly consider emailing or calling the office of Rep. Pompeo to let him know your concern over this proposed legislation. Perhaps if he fields enough concern over this laughably named (and potentially dangerous) law, he may reconsider and withdraw it.
If the late standoff at the Bundy Ranch has taught us anything, it’s that Americans united under a concerted cause still hold considerable power to peaceably resist political tyrants and emerge victorious.