I went because I did not want to sit quietly by while Congress allows the Biotech Bullies and Junk Food Giants to trample on our Democracy and poison our food without transparency or accountability.
The Rally for the States’ Rights to Label GMOs was a massive U.S. wide protest and media event in Washington D.C.
The goal? To stop the attack on the constitutional right of states to pass GMO labeling laws.
We want to know what is in the food we are feeding our children.
We just want a LABEL!
H.R. 4432 – The DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) ACT — was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (A REPUBLICAN from KANSAS) at the bidding of Monsanto, Big Food and the Koch Brothers. The bill got its first hearing today, Wednesday, December 10.
A group of us from Rockville arrived at the Rayburn House Office Bldg. in Washington DC around 7:45 a.m., [the hearing was not scheduled to start until 10:15 a.m.] To my astonishment there was a very large group of people already in line when we arrived; they must have gotten there when the building opened at 6 a.m.
The large biotech bullies; (i.e., Monsanto) knew exactly how many seats would be available in the hearing room….
…the large and wealthy biotech bullies (Monsanto, Big Food and the Koch Brothers) paid Temp. Agencies to fill every single chair in the hearing room;
including hiring an excess of bodies just in the event that one of the bodies didn’t show or someone left early. These people were students or the unemployed who wanted to make an easy buck, all they had to do was occupy a chair for the duration of a hearing.
The GMO tyrants felt so threatened by us asking for a simple label that they needed to guarantee the room would be filled with apathetic, uninterested and unconcerned bodies.
The seat occupiers read books, did homework and played with their electronic devises throughout the entire hearing.
The room was filled [so that those of us who have concerns about what they are doing] to our food …would be kept in the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know).
~MONSANTO IS THAT ASHAMED OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING!~
“Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans…who do their work in the DARK and think, Who sees us? Who will know?” ~ Isaiah 29:15
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Genetically modified foods (GMO foods) have been proven in scientific studies to cause harm to humans, animals, and the environment! Despite growing opposition, more and more foods continue to be genetically altered.
It’s important to note that steering clear of these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try to find other sources than your big chain grocer. If produce is certified USDA-ORGANIC, it’s non-GMO and safe to eat (or at least it is supposed to be!)
Also, seek out local farmers and booths at farmer’s markets where you can be ensured that the crops aren’t GMO. Even better, if you are so inclined: Start your own organic garden and you’re your food yourself. Until then, here are the top 10 worst GMO foods for your “do not eat” GMO foods list.
GMO FOODS LIST … TOP 10 WORST FRANKEN-FOODS
One of the most prominent GMO foods, avoiding corn is a no-brainer. If you’ve watched any food documentary, you know corn is highly genetically modified. “As many as half of all U.S. farms growing corn for Monsanto are using genetically modified corn,” and much of it is intended for human consumption. Monsanto’s GMO CORN has been tied to numerous health issues, tumors, cancer and organ disruption in animals.
Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. As of now, biotech giant Monsanto still has a tight grasp on the soybean market, with approximately 90 percent of soy being genetically engineered to resist Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. In one single year, 2006, there was 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate sprayed on soybeans alone.
According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they’ve been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides. Monsanto has even had USDA and court-related issues with the planting of its sugarbeets, being ordered to remove seeds from the soil due to illegal approval.
Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.
This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii for consumption since 1999. Though they can’t be sold to countries in the European Union, they are welcome with open arms in the U.S. and Canada.
6. Canola (Canada Oil)
One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet; canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions. This is NOT a healthy oil for any purpose.
Found in cotton seed oil, cotton originating in India and China in particular has serious risks.
8. Processed Dairy
Your dairy products may contain growth hormones, since as many as one-fifth of all dairy cows in America are pumped with toxic hormones. In fact, Monsanto’s health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but is still in most US cows.
9. and 10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Closely related, these two squash varieties are genetically modified to resist viruses.
The dangers of some of these foods are well-known. The Bt toxin being used in GMO corn, for example, was recently detected in the blood of pregnant women and their babies. But perhaps more frightening are the risks that are still unknown. Even while these foods should be on your GMO foods list so that they are avoided, you can buy 100% organic to be safe.
With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves, we have no way of knowing what risks these lab-created foods pose to us outside of what we already know.
If they are so proud of their franken-foods, and promote that they are SAFE, then they should not be afraid to put a label on it.
BUY ONLY ORGANIC! VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY!
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