Battle to Hide What Goes in Your Food Continues!
Why this battle is being pursued as the world’s highest GM crop producer, the U.S., goes through a devastating drought, the worst since the 1890s. Reducing land, human, and animal fertility, Monsanto, donates U.S$.2mn to stop California labeling GMO foods.
As Monsanto becomes the company with the longest list of legal actions from individuals to farmers, Monsanto began its campaign to prevent labeling in April 2012 when Vermont issued the bill ‘VT Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act’. Then, Monsanto threatened to sue Vermont if they passed this bill. The bill went on hold despite a majority vote in favor with the support of the Agricultural Committee.
California’s Proposition 37 has popular support as Americans increasingly wake up to what is going on in their food industry. To be voted on November 6, 2012, California follows in the footsteps of 18 other states who have attempted to do so.
U.$2.6 mn to support the campaign for labeling is dwarfed by anti-GMO labellers:
- Monsanto – $4,208,000
- Pepsi Co. – $1,716,300
- Coca Cola – $1,164,400
- Congara – $1,076,300
- Kellogg – $632,500
- General Mills – $520,000
Some of these companies are also behind fake natural (organic) products such as Kashi, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, Larabar, R.W. Knudsen, Silk, and Santa Cruz Organic for these are companies of giants like Kellogg, General Mills, and Smucker.
With 64% of the U.S. facing a serious drought, it is time to challange American corporate power. The impact on the American environment, the very country that promotes GM crops has also been devastating where GM crops are extensively grown. The increasing insecticide use to protect GM crops has been leaching into U.S. waterways that provide drainage for the U.S. corn belt. These insecticides are used as GM crops increasing fail to be safe against the very pests with the insertion of the bacterium Bacillus thuriengensis/Bt.
If corporate profits have been more important than the health of the nation, what good will their wealth and power do if without land to produce food in the first place! The Laws of Nature has spoken, it is time to grow up and get wise!
America’s largest bio-agriculture company and the biggest retailer in the country are joining forces, but a happy ending isn’t necessarily in sight. Walmart will soon be stocking their shelves with GMO corn made by Monsanto.
Millions of Americans shop at Walmart, but that doesn’t mean that they all know what they’re getting as they check out in shopping centers across the country. The retail giant says they won’t advertise which of their products are made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, which could become a big problem very soon. Zack Kaldveer explains in an editorial published by the California Progress Report this month that Walmart will soon sell a special factory-made corn manufactured by Monsanto, which while it will allow most of Americans more easy access to affordable food, will also fill them with unknown insecticides: the very GMO crop Walmart will be selling has been genetically engineered to include chemicals right inside the corn. Read on >>>
Gucciardi, A. “Monsanto Dishes Out 4.2 Million to Squash California GMO Labeling Initiative.” http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-4-2-million-california-gmo-labeling-initiative/