Republican Congressman Wants to Prevent States from Labeling GMO products
Rep. Mike Pompeo must be busier than a one-arm paper hanger. Or in his case, busier than a single-mouthed CEO-blower. Mike Pompeo is already the Koch Brothers' favorite boy toy. And on top of that, he's giving 24/7/365 blowjobs to Monsanto executives as well.
He's introduced the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.” George Orwell couldn't have come up with a better name than that for a law that's designed to protect food companies from having to list their ingredients.
So far, not a single state has passed a law requiring food labels to disclose the presence of genetically modified (GMO) products. Several states have had this proposal on a ballot initiative, and these initiatives have always been voted down after a $20-40 million dollar ad blitz financed by the Monsanto/Agribusiness syndicate.
But just in case one of these states actually does pass a GMO labeling requirement, Mike Pompeo wants to preempt this little problem at the federal level. States' rights, doncha know.
With Monsanto's jism squiring out of his mouth, Pompeo spluttered out something that sounded like:
“We’ve got a number of states that are attempting to put together a patchwork quilt of food labeling requirements with respect to genetic modification of foods. That makes it enormously difficult to operate a food system. Some of the campaigns in some of these states aren’t really to inform consumers but rather aimed at scaring them. What this bill attempts to do is set a standard.”
Very good, Mike! Excellent job of reciting exactly what Monsanto told you to say. OK, you can wipe off your mouth and stand up now, and — oh wait, not so fast! A group of Grocery Manufacturers Association lobbyists just walked in, and they want sloppy seconds. Get back on your knees!