While this shouldn’t surprise those of us already clued in to the fact that the American government is essentially a front for megabanks and megacorporations, the depths to which our elected “representatives” will sink to prove it seem to know no bounds.
Now the House has passed a measure to ban GMO labeling. Activist Post’s Kristen Anderson reported:
On Tuesday, US food companies and Monsanto sealed a critical victory as the House Agricultural Committee approved a measure that bans the mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods and prevents cities and counties from banning GMO crops within their jurisdictions. Several counties in California and Oregon already have bans in place, and this threatens those restrictions. The measure also paves the way toward preventing food companies from even telling you that their food is GMO free.
Despite the fact that more than 65 countries all over the world enforce some sort of GMO labeling for their citizens, America doesn’t give a crap about its citizens in so many glaringly obvious ways it’s become a running joke. Knowing what we are putting into our bodies should be a basic fundamental right but instead, we have to wade through a food label with six-syllable ingredients we can barely pronounce and still have no idea whether or not what we are eating has been genetically tampered with in ways that could negatively impact our health.
This is yet another attempt to shatter the rights of all Americans at the expense of one of Washington’s top lobbying clients.
While public-private partnerships conspire to protect Big Agra’s market from image damage, the potential health effects of genetically altered foods drenched in pesticides goes not only ignored, but suppressed.
If these items are in any way linked to the still erupting health epidemic, the lack of transparency will make it damned-near impossible for even the most well meaning doctor to connect symptoms to factors in the diet… though numerous experts have warned of the likelihood of such detrimental consequences.
The bastards are in charge, so…
Eat wisely, read all the labels you can, and learn to provide for yourself with local foods from farmers and sources you trust (maybe even your own neighborhood or backyard).