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Published On: Thu, Oct 9th, 2014

EXPOSED: The Fake Battle to Label GMO & Why You Fell For It

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Susanne Posel (OC) : Consumer Reports (CR) came out to support the Washington State initiative 552 “that would require labels on foods that are genetically engineered” or containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Michael Hansen, senior scientist at the CU Consumers Union (CU), said : “We’re still all guinea pigs when it comes to eating GE foods. When genetic engineering changes a plant, it may create toxins. And we still don’t know what the health effects might be. At the very least, consumers have the right to know what they’re eating.”

No_GMO_USA_SP_OCThis argument over the labeling of GMOs is a manufactured battle created by the Bio Tech Industry (BTI). BIO has invested more than $6 million to bribe Capitol Hill into supporting their efforts.

Previously food manufacturers stated that they will give in to labeling GMO if they can voluntarily participate in the rule.

These corporations are currently lobbying Congress to “pass legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to create guidelines for the new labels, which food manufacturers could use.”

These processed foods giants are proposing a “voluntary labeling of genetically modified foods” in an attempt to preempt the possibility that more states will consider legislation to make this practice law.

The groups involved in this offering include:

• National Corn Growers Association
• National Restaurant Association
• National Beverage Association

In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drafted an industry guide on voluntary labeling of GMO ingredients in consumer products.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) are moving to support a voluntary labeling policy which would preempt “any state labeling laws that are not identical to the federal program.”

Another aspect of the swindle is state legislations being passed that claim to mandate labeling GMOs.

The state of Vermont is one example wherein the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) have lobbied to have a law passed “requiring that all genetically modified foods sold in the state must be labeled” which goes into effect in 2016.

Follow lobbyists in favor of the bill included:

• Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
• Snack Food Association (SFA)
• International Dairy Food Association (IDFA)
• National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

However, milk and cheese were magically omitted from the legislation; possibly because the state has so much invested in the dairy industry.

Falko Schilling, lobbyist for VPIRG, explained this favoritism: “We wanted to make the law about genetically modified foods. Milk itself is not genetically modified.”

Many dairy products are made from GMO materials. When livestock consumes GMO corn or other staples, this directly affects the constituents of the milk their produce – the same milk that is used to make a multitude of dairy products.

Dairy products produced without using Monsanto’s rbGH but may contain GMO materials include (this list is not meant to be all-inclusive):

• Horizon Organic
• Nature by Nature
• Organic Valley
• Safeway Organic Brand
• Darigold
• Foster Farms Dairy
• Tillamook Cheese
• Prairie Farms Dairy
• Shamrock Farms
• Smith Dairy Products

On Capitol Hill a current proposal, Senate Bill 1666 , outlines how food sold to the public containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be labeled; although which GMO ingredient need not be printed on the product.

Only that GMOs are present. Whole Foods Market (WFM) has implemented a requirement of labeling GMOs in their products to be fully activated by 2018. Trader Joe’s has been GMO-free for a decade now.

The restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill is making a concerted effort to become GMO-free; although they have yet to accomplish this goal. Ben and Jerry’s announced they plan to become GMO-free by 2015.

Susanne Posel, Occupy Corporatism

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About the Author

- Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of OccupyCorporatism and a globally syndicated host of the Region 10 Report broadcast on American Freedom Radio. Susanne Posel is a productive writer of news, opinion and analysis on a wide range of subjects, including globalism, corporatism and the New World Order. Other subjects include eugenics, climate change controversies, martial law, the technocratic banking elite and second amendment rights. Susanne Posel is a political and social activist, believing in non-compliance. Susanne Posel´s articles are widely published in independent or alternative media. She has been featured on radio shows such as The Hagman & Hagman Report, Wide Awake News with Charlie McGrath, Red Ice Radio, Lorrie´s Talk News Radio, The Vinny Eastwood Show, SGT Report, The Corbett Report, United We Strike Monthly Marathon. Susanne Posel began contributing to nsnbc international in June 2013. She can be contacted by e-mail at occupycorporatism@gmail.com

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