Yesterday the U.S. Senate
defeated a farm bill amendment which would have allowed
states to require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Again, this amendment didn’t require
GMO foods (genetically modified organisms) to be labeled; it simply left the matter up to individual state legislatures.
What happened to that “local autonomy” and “states’ rights” that conservatives are always blubbering about?
And why the fuck are we still arguing about food labels??? In 2012??? Since at least the 1970s we’ve been checking the ingredients labels to see what we’re buying. Hello?!?!?!
This is just as retarded as dragging those 1960s birth control arguments out of mothballs and into the 21st century, just so rightwing demagogues can keep their inbred Biblehumping “base” all fired up.
Forty-nine countries require all GMO foods to be labeled. The U.S. is going backwards. Again.
The defeated amendment had been introduced by Bernie Sanders and co-sponsored by Barbara Boxer and Mark Begich.
Over 3,000 food ingredients are currently required to be listed on the label. What are Monsanto and other GMO companies afraid of? They claim their GMO products are the greatest invention ever, but they don’t want you to know when you’re buying it?!?
Organizations that are concerned about the possible hazards of GMO foods include: Union of Concerned Scientists, Center for Food Safety, American Public Health Association, Public Citizen, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and the National Cooperative Grocers Association.
The U.S. Senate stabbed 300 million Americans in the back when they voted — 73 to 26 — to prohibit GMO labeling. Seventy-three U.S. senators should all have big signs pointing to their mouths that say “Monsanto’s dick goes here.”
Labels: Bernie Sanders GMO amendment, GMO labeling, Monsanto