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Update…GMO labeling came up for vote again recently in California, the country’s agricultural powerhouse and most populous state. And once again (this is twice in two years now), lawmakers voted down the bill that would have mandated genetically engineered foods to be labeled. If both The New York Times poll conducted last year revealing that 93% of respondents want foods that contain GMOs to be labeled, and the 2010 survey conducted by The Washington Post finding that that 94% of people supported GMO labeling….where is the disconnect here? Could it be our that legislators are confused about where their loyalties should lie?
Could it perhaps have something to do with the fact that Monsanto and the “brotherhood” are willing to throw as much money as they can to defeat legislation that proposes mandatory GMO labeling? What do we find if we follow the money? Monsanto and the multibillion-dollar food manufacturers – Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) – that use its ingredients spent $46 million in 2012 to defeat the bill in California. And these anti-labeling behemoths spent $22 million last fall to defeat the GMO labeling bill in Washington. An unrelenting & unwavering dedication to the “holy grail” of corporate existence, greater and greater “profits”, trumps public health. Be aware that the GMO issue is merely one dimension of a much larger movement (if your have a sweet tooth I invite you to check out the new movie “Fed Up”) of a powerful profit-motivated consortium whose perverse agenda has no respect for nature or human life.

From Doug Hills “Laissez Faire Newsletter”, June 4, 2014… “For 20 years now, Americans have been the subjects of the largest uncontrolled nutrition science experiment in history. A great deal of evidence suggests that over time, virtually every one ofthe conditions described as “diseases of aging” or “diseases of civilization” is probably due to chronically elevated levels of whole-body inflammation. This inflammation manifests as familiar modern scourges: many forms of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, even a range of psychological disorders. The optimal diet to keep inflammation in check is similar to the one most Americans ate in the early 20th century. What we eat today, though, is radically different. The government, industry, and their lapdogs in the media would have you believe that having genetically modified organisms in the food supply is perfectly healthy.” Thank you Doug …Caveat Emptor!


ImageSo is this what we (our health) have become? …the unfortunate but unavoidable “collateral damage” as the natural consequence of the financial (banking & insurance)-military-industrial (food manufacturing, drug manufacturing & healthcare delivery machine) complex continues to devour the landscape to satisfy its unrelenting appetite for the holy grail of corporate America…profit!  

One more time…on May 8, Vermont passed the first no-strings-attached GMO labeling law. The law will require food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE) foods sold in Vermont, and prohibits them from labeling foods with GE ingredients as “natural” or “all natural.” 

The following day, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) confirmed it will sue the state to get the law overturned…oh my, what a surprise!The GMA, whose 300-plus members include Monsanto and Dow, Coca-Cola and General Mills, is pushing a bill in Congress that would preempt all states from passing GMO labeling laws.4 [Editor’s note: The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014,”5 dubbed “DARK” (Denying Americans the right to know) Act.]

Apparently, this is the second time in mere months that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is suing a state for the right to keep consumers in the dark. So far, between 2012 and 2014, the GMA have successfully blocked GMO labeling legislation in over 30 states, at a price tag of more than $100 million, paid for by its members.

The Mercola website is advocating “boycott” of the giant corporate brands that have acquired & now own certain organic brands. Presents an interesting “Catch-22” for you & me at one level…if we want to continue to consume healthy “organic” (and are not aware of who owns these brands) inadvertently we end up buying from the “enemy” thereby continuing to contribute to their growth, expansion…see where this is going?

The real value of Dr. Mercola’s work – thank you Dr. Mercola – is for helping us stay better informed…so that we may make more healthy/intelligent choices for our self & our loved ones in a rapidly changing world.

Source: article summary “Why You’ll Want to Put These 28 Organic Brands on Your Black List” from May 27, 2014.…serving humanity thru love & understanding