99 percent of GMOs could be EXCLUDED from labeling under newly proposed law

 

GMO labeling law

(NaturalNews) There’s a new GMO labeling bill moving through Congress that, contrary to what its backers claim it to be, is nothing more than a covert anti-labeling bill that threatens to undo many years’ worth of hard work by true GMO labeling advocates pushing for meaningful reform in this important area of food policy and public health.

Known as the Roberts-Stabenow Bill, S.764 is the outcome of an exhausting negotiation process between Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman; Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.); and a powerful food industry lobby that’s proven it will stop at nothing to keep Americans in the dark about what they’re eating. On its surface, the bill seems to be about developing a comprehensive labeling scheme for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in food – but dig a little deeper and it’s something much more sinister.

In an open letter to the two senators, the Center for Food Safety (CFS), Food and Water Watch and a consortium of other food safety, farm, environmental and consumer advocacy groups is urging a rejection of S.764, citing the fact that rather than implementing a workable GMO labeling system, the legislation would instead exempt as much as 99 percent of the GMOs currently in use from ever having to be labeled.

The letter also points to failures in the legislation, including its lack of enforceable consequences if food manufacturers fail to comply, as well as its ridiculous proposal to „label” foods with so-called „smart” barcodes that can only be scanned with smartphones – something that as much as 50 percent of rural and low-income Americans don’t even own due to their high cost.

„… we oppose the bill because it is actually a non-labeling bill under the guise of a mandatory labeling bill,” the authors of the letter write in their petition.

„It exempts major portions of current and future GMO foods from labeling; it is on its face discriminatory against low income, rural and elderly populations; it is a gross violation of the sovereignty of numerous states around the nation; and it provides no enforcement against those who violate the law.”

S.764 was crafted in secret without any input from constituents

Another major issue with the Roberts-Stabenow legislation is the fact that it was crafted in secret without any meaningful input from the people who will be affected by it: the constituents. The details of what it would entail were never shared prior to its unveiling; hearings were never held; and testimony either for or against was never given.

„The bill addresses a critical issue for the American public, yet it was neither subject to a single hearing nor any testimony whatsoever,” the letter adds.

„Rather, the bill’s preemption of the democratically decided-upon labeling laws of several states, and seed laws of numerous states and municipalities, is the result of non-transparent ‚bargaining’ between two senators and industry interest groups.”

One of the obvious reasons for this is that meaningful GMO labeling legislation that was already passed by constituents in states like Vermont and Connecticut would be wholly deconstructed under S.764, and replaced with draconian exemptions that favor the food industry rather than the people. S.764 would effectively steamroll both state and municipal sovereignty on the issue of GMO labeling, preempting the will of the people in order to pacify GMO purveyors and producers.

The U.S. Senate has already held a „test” vote on whether or not to move the bill forward without any further debate, and it reportedly passed in a motion with a vote of 68–29. Our job now is to vehemently oppose the bill by calling our state senators and urging them to oppose an official vote, which is expected within the next few weeks.

„The proposed law … is a fraud,” says Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. „It would not require any sort of GMO labeling that’s readable by human beings, and it would destroy the only existing labeling law that requires real, honest labeling (the Vermont law).”

You can contact your state senators by visiting the following link: USA.gov/elected-officials

If you’re interested in truly organic products that are transparent and honestly labeled, check out some of the offerings by Health Ranger Select.

Sources for this article include:

CenterForFoodSafety.org

Politico.com

Science.NaturalNews.com ”

źródło: http://www.naturalnews.com/054561_GMO_labeling_law_food_labels_US_Senate.html

od mg:

w skrócie: zgodnie z nowym projektem ustawy
w USA 99% produktów aktualnie zawierających GMO może być wyłączonych z wymogu podawania tej informacji na etykietach tych produktów!

Odpowiedzi: 2 to “99 percent of GMOs could be EXCLUDED from labeling under newly proposed law”

  1. mgrabas Says:

    Senate to vote TODAY on GMO anti-labeling bill: last chance to save our food supply

    The U.S. Senate vote for the Monsanto – Whole Foods anti-GMO labeling bill is scheduled for this afternoon.

    This is your last chance to save our food supply from being lost to „non labeled” status forever. Even according to the FDA, this new law may exempt 99 percent of foods from being labeled.

    Call your Senators NOW at (202) 224-3121 and tell them you strongly oppose the GMO labeling „compromise” bill.

    Also today: I’ve published a groundbreaking article about James Comey, the FBI, the DOJ and how federal law enforcement in America exonerates the powerful elite while targeting innocent citizens for prosecution.

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    http://www.naturalnews.com/054579_FBI_DOJ_elaborate_theater.html


    od mg:

    w skrócie: DZISIAJ senat zagłosuje w tej sprawie, dzwońcie na wskazany nr i naciskajcie senat USA w celu zawetowania tego projektu, to jest ostatnia szansa na uratowanie naszego zaopatrzenia w żywność, koniecznie zapoznajcie się z artykułem pod wskazanym linkiem

  2. mgrabas Says:

    DARK Act update + rule of law vacated across America
    21:42 (11 godzin temu)

    DARK Act update, rule of law, and more…

    Welcome to our new email newsletter format. We’ve made many improvements based on reader feedback and compatibility with mobile devices. :-)

    A quick update: The DARK Act (the Whole Foods – Monsanto GMO anti-labeling bill) passed a procedural vote in the Senate yesterday. This bill is moving swiftly through Congress and may become law.

    If it does, it will deny you the right to know what you’re buying and eating. Two of the biggest supporters of this bill are Monsanto and Whole Foods, which has been repeatedly caught blatantly lying about its support for this deceptive law.

    Meanwhile, FBI head James Comey’s actions have now asserted the following astonishing claim: You are no longer under any moral of ethical obligation to abide by any federal law whatsoever. He has, in fact, vacated the fabric of law across America and turned the republic into a lawless regime run by despots.

    Click here for my full article revealing this.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/054592_James_Comey_rule_of_law_federal_laws.html

    źródło: NaturalNews insider@naturalnews.com


    od mg: w skrócie: ustawa przeszła, interes korporacji wygrał z prawami ludzi (teraz towary GMO z Ameryki będą nieoznakowane trafiać do odbiorców na całym świecie, do Europy również!)

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