GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are unacceptable for human consumption, yet chances are you have eaten more than one. The evidence that people deserve a choice is well documented. To continue to sell these items without clear labeling is unacceptable. GMOs are not good for public health at large, and without even labeling which foods contain GMO ingredients, then there is no truth in advertising or labeling. Substantial equivalence is not equivalence. Just because it seems like corn to the average squirrel does not mean it actually is the corn the squirrel wants or expects it to be. To use this as evidence that it’s the same, when it’s not the same, is bad science. Any time bad science is used it is to sell something, and the last place bad science belongs is in the food industry.
Considering substantial equivalence to be equivalence is unacceptable. When things are in fact different, just because you can fool the average Joe that it’s the same thing does not mean it’s the same. That’s like saying just because they can’t tell it’s a plastic carrot that it must be just as good for them as a real carrot. The pesticides and policies used to grow GMO crops are so unacceptable. Pesticide usage should also be clearly labeled in food, but at least GMO usage would indicate that the food is also full of pesticides so it would be easier to avoid. I’m not sure about this policy of coercion and control over the food supply, the conspiracy to create a cheaper less natural less healthy mono-culture that says one kind of corn is all we need, meanwhile the corn itself generates pesticides of it’s own. These things are not fit for human consumption and only serve to dumb down the public and keep them trapped from reaching enlightenment to their captors who are the food industry.
If you are what you eat, then america is what it eats, and as long as it continues to approve sub par food for human consumption and convince people it tastes good by drugging them with glutamate and other derivatives of MSG without ever telling them they are eating sub par food, this is an unacceptable practice that the government cannot and must not continue to enforce. George bush got us into this mess by deregulating the pesticide industries and Monsanto many horrible things have happened that should never have happened.
GMO corn is like a disease, pollution spreading across the land, invading peoples crops, and Monsanto is invading and laying claim on any land that their virus corn touches. They are actually taking away peoples livelihoods because of their inability to control nature and their claim that they own this horrible problem, and stealing and selling the results as if they are food to the american public and the world, while our tax dollars subsidies this sub-par nutritionally useless corn to other countries, something I do not believe any conscious person would willingly peddle to anyone in the world.
If Monsanto had any goodness in them whatsoever they would buy the infected corn from the farmer and dispose of it as it should be disposed of like any other invasive species. Instead Monsanto steals the corn and livelihood from farmers and trys to force everyone into buying Monsanto corn and monopolize the industry and food system into a mono-culture of less healthy individuals eating diets with little or no variety. They actually make it illegal to save or plant seeds forcing people into a situation of dependence instead of into a situation of freedom. There is no country less american than Monsanto or any industries pushing for genetic modification without controlling their output or clearly labeling what it is they are forcing down the gullets of the poor and unfortunate souls who may not have the mental capacity left to even read the label. It may be too late for a great many Americans but doing too little too late is better than doing nothing at all.
Food safety is an important topic however it is under this guise of standardization and safety that we create a less healthy public, by pretending the government knows whats best for everyone and subsidizing things that do not deserve to be subsidized we cause problems for everyone. Monsanto will fight tooth and nail to keep the power that they have in place however it must be stopped at any cost. Americans deserve to receive the information necessary to make their own smart buying decisions. People deserve the right to access any nutritional supplements they want to experiment with, if there is substantial evidence that something works for a great number of people it is not the responsibility of the government which is controlled by industries to prevent people from accessing these supplements they so desperately need to combat the malnutrition these major profit seeking industries will try to tell you they can provide, while they simultaneously fail to provide true nutritional variety and also fail to provide products that are free from pesticide and disease.
To force down the gullets of the public anything that isn’t strong enough to stand up to the harshness of nature on it’s own, to feed people a product that cannot survive save without being covered with pesticide inside via genetic modification and outside via spraying and to never tell the public that these practices were used, is to serve the public a plant that is not worthy of consumption, and the fact that my tax dollars would subsidize such an activity is entirely unacceptable to the extent that I am only willing to pay my taxes to certain areas of the government that would be concerned with educational the public. No one in their right mind would support the activities of Monsanto under whatever name they might call themselves, no farmer should stand for the ways in which they have been subjugated and forced to comply with Monsanto’s regulations and control systems. I demand more choice over where my dollars are spent in the government and I demand that peoples tax dollars cannot be used for supporting businesses that they do not agree with, and I do not accept tax dollars going towards making a business’s product appear less expensive in other countries when in reality it’s not cheaper or a better product in any way whatsoever.
At the suggestion of the Natural Solutions Foundation, the premiere Health Freedom organization, I am contacting you about food safety. This letter is NOT about support for the fake “Food Safety” bill in the Senate, S-510 and I do not support more Federal control over food safety in general.
However, there is one area of food safety where all levels of government must act and act quickly. I refer to the risky proliferation of GMO - Genetically Modified Organism - products on the farm and in the food markets.
There is no possibility for long term coexistence of GMOs and organic food. The genetic contamination through insects, birds and wind assures that, in time, all crops and animals will be so thoroughly contaminated they they will, each and every one, cease to exist as they have evolved.
The science is emerging and the picture is clear: cancer, lupus and other autoimmune disorder, degraded immune function and infertility are but a few of the consequences of consuming GMO “foods”. Most modifications are to allow plants to withstand the over use of dangerous chemicals which, in and of themselves pose serious health hazards.
GMO crops and animals do not fulfill the promise of feeding the world or of providing safe food everywhere. GMO crops fail much more often than conventional ones and, when eaten, are dangerous in unimaginable ways.
The “Precautionary Principle” tells us that people, their property and the environment, should not be trespassed upon by GMO seeds, pollen or other pollutants; nor should they be offered unlabeled GMO products. We call for a ban on GMO products which have not been shown safe in any independent third party tests.
We call for a reversal of the FDA position that GMO-Free products may not be labeled as such to be replaced by the requirement that all GMO products, of every kind, must be clearly labeled as such to give consumers the choice that they have been denied since 1992: the choice to reject GMO products.
We call for a multi-decade study of the harm that GMO products may have all ready initiated, and how to remediate same.
Finally, we demand compensation for all farmers whose property has been invaded by GMOs and an immediate return to safe, natural products.
As an immediate interim step, I favor the labeling of all GMO ingredients as such and I support the right of all producers to truthfully label “GMO-Free” products.
Ban GMOs Now! - Untested and Dangerous!