The battle over Genetically Modified Foods and food labeling laws continues to heat up. After activists in several states came together to fight for the right to know what’s in their food, it appeared that there was a brief victory. Several states were successful in getting laws passed that mandated the simple, common sense practice of labeling foods that are genetically modified.
Yet big- business- factory- farmers and companies like Monsanto have ignored the laws and instead bought politicians who will help them to continue to lie to the American People.
Yesterday, Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas proved to his constituents once again that he is one of these politicians who can be easily bought, and he really doesn’t care what the American people want or need. Pompeo introduced a bill called H.R. 1599. This bill would overturn federal and state laws that require food labeling on genetically modified and genetically engineered food. This means that even the states that were successful in gaining food labeling laws would no longer be protected.
Genetically Modified Organisms (or GMOs,) have been linked to health issues in both animals and people. They have also been found to have irreparable damage on the environment. For more information about these findings, see the following link-
But even if you don’t care about any of these issues, even if you think chemicals masquerading as food is fine, take a minute to think about the effect that these huge factory farmers have on American ideals. Factory farmers put family farmers out of business. In our “Wal-Mart society,” family farms are one of the last vestiges of hope for the hard-working, independent worker who wants to escape tyranny. These self-employed family businesses represent the best that our country has to offer, as well as the freedom that our forefathers had hoped for when they wrote the constitution.
Currently, 19 countries across the world have illegalized GMOs , and for good reason. The real question is – why haven’t we done the same?
The answer, as always, is money. Monsanto is more powerful than any of the evil geniuses of comic books or horror stories. A good guide to political tyranny will tell you that the most powerful way that you can influence and subordinate the population is to control the food supply, and that is exactly what they are doing. What makes them even more frightening is the fact that many Americans continue to pay this company to poison us.
Today, an organization called “GMO- Right to Know” is asking people to call the phone number below and state their concern about H.R. 1599, also known as “The Dark Act.”
When you call the following number, you will be asked for your zipcode and then redirected to the office of your state representative. Hopefully, these representatives are being inundated with calls today, so chances are you might get a voice mail. All you need to do is say your name, and tell them briefly why you oppose this bill.
Please, think about the reasons that you think GMOs should be labeled, and then take a moment to make this call. Consider it your good deed for the day.
The phone number is 1-877-796-1949
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