US SENATE REJECTS ANTI-GMO LABELLING ACT

THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: US SENATE REJECTS ANTI-GMO LABELLING ACT

This bit of good news was shared by Mr. W.M., and it concerns the U.S. Senate's rejection of a bill that has been dubbed the "Denying Americans the Right to Know Act," which would have created a federal law rejecting state GMO labelling law requirements:

Huge Victory: Senate Rejects the DARK Act

The bill, authored (not surprisingly) by Kansas US Senator Pat Roberts, has been rejected. But there is a cautionary tale (or perhaps, cautionary tail) here:

Another common message from many Senators was the need to continue negotiating about the contents of this bill. But more compromise will not fix the problem at the core of Sen. Roberts’ approach: Blocking state laws that require GMO labeling will strip away the ability of states to protect the public’s right to know what is in its food. Any version of this bill that would result in anything less than mandatory on-package labeling is unacceptable.

People want to know if the food they buy contains GMO ingredients. It’s time for Congress to create a mandatory on-package labeling requirement so people can decide for themselves whether they want to eat a food that has been produced using genetic engineering.

The tale is simply the presumption of federal senators, or any federal body, being able to restrict what is already happening in the marketplace, as more and more people seek out organic food suppliers and grocers, and reject the processed foods alternatives. Even the soda companies are jumping on the bandwagon, reissuing their soda products made from regular sugar, and not corn syrup. Ok, it's only marginally better, but it's a reflection of what is happening in the markets: left to their own choices, people would naturally rather eat genuine nutricious food, rather than geneitcally engineered and processed "food products" as they are euphemistically called, soaked in glyphosphate.

And it's information like this that is causing the shift(this important article shared by Mr. P.J.):

Is there a link between autism and glyphosate-formulated herbicides?

The abstract of this article should give anyone pause, especially women and even more especially, pregnant women:

Abstract
Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide on the planet, and its increasing use over time in the UnitedStates aligns well with the increasing rates of autism determined by the Centers for Disease Control. Based on the known mechanism of glyphosate toxicity, we hypothesize that a pregnant woman’s exposure at mid-pregnancy to glyphosate-formulated herbicides (GFH) may produce, in her unborn child’s brain, anatomic alterations of cortical neuron layering remarkably similar to those found in the brains of humans with autism. Glyphosate’s known ability to chelate manganese ions combined with evidence of severely depleted serum manganese in cows exposed to glyphosate makes it likely that glyphosate would induce manganese
deficiency in humans, interfering with the function of manganese-dependent enzymes. In particular, this would affect the maternal pituitary’s manganese-dependent Protein Phosphatase 1 (PP1) enzyme, resulting in a significant reduction in maternal serum levels of Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH). A study of mid-pregnancy maternal TSH serum levels in human mothers has found a statistical correlation of reduced TSH to increased risk of autism in offspring. Since insufficient thyroid stimulation by TSH or by iodine deficiency would both induce hypothyroidism, effects of iodine deficiency can be expected to emulate effects of TSH deficiency. Cortical neuron disarrangements have been produced in the brains of offspring of rat dams fed an iodine-deficient diet, and such foci of disordered cortical neurons are characteristically found in human autistic brains. While the research literature on glyphosate’s endocrine disrupting effects is limited, diverse evidence from animal studies reveals effects that suggest impaired thyroid function. If
our hypothesis can be substantiated by a focused research effort, it would provide further justification for reducing or, ideally, eliminating glyphosate-formulated herbicide exposures in pregnant women. (Emphasis added)
This cannot be good news for the agribusiness industry and companies like IG Farbensanto, but it is good news for the GMO opposition, for studies like this need to be sent to your representatives as notice that the bought-and-paid-for corporate "science" so confidently reassuring us of the safety of their products of yesteryear simply isn't holding up, and coming under increasing scrutiny.
Indeed, I think that what these types of studies really represent is what should have been done by those corporations (but wasn't, obviously), decades ago: comprehensive, intergenerational human and environment impact studies (such as Russia has indicated it will undertake with respect to this issue).
But what these studies also signify is that, for once, Congress did the right thing, but for all the wrong reasons, for as the original article avers, this is not a matter of simply working out the right wording or "compromise," It is a much deeper twofold issue: (1)  the right of people to make their own choices for their nutrition and health, and not have an irretrievably corrupt government, political process, and corporations, make it for them, and (2) the need for transparency not only in this matter, but a transparency that requires an end to mercantilist policies that priviliege corporate juridical persons over the individual persons that comprise them.
Thus, I cannot agree with the premise of the first article, that this is a "huge victory." It is a minor one. Has the bill's rejection been based on an acknolwedgement of the increasing number of studies that have pointed out the health problems of these so-called "safe products," or based upon a rejection of the implicitly mercentilist privilege upon which it was based, then I would rejoice. But that the bill's rejection really says is that it's simple (corrupt) business as usual in Washington.
See you on the flip side...

12 thoughts on “THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: US SENATE REJECTS ANTI-GMO LABELLING ACT”

  1. Grow your own is right , IMO the American fascists are killing the American population covertly with gmo’s , thousands of different kinds of pills and everything else they can use , unlike the NAZIS who were overt this next generation of NAZIS are covert and sneaky as hell

  2. Well, if our food is being saturated with glyphospate, and the following is true, then, what a double whammy. Give the kid a vaccine, then amplify the affects.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/049065_glyphosate_autism_GMOs.html#ixzz43gUOrJ5M

    “Roundup destroys gut bacteria, makes other chemicals exponentially more toxic
    One of the major problems with Roundup that U.S. regulators are turning a blind eye to is the fact that the chemical amplifies the toxicity of other chemicals. Besides killing off beneficial gut bacteria, which are needed by the body to process food and absorb nutrients, glyphosate makes other chemicals like aluminum and glutamine, which are added to many childhood vaccines, substantially more toxic.”

    “Aluminum, glutamate, mercury — all of these things are more toxic in the context of glyphosate, and I think this is why the vaccines are being implicated in autism,” said Dr. Seneff. “The vaccines are actually much more toxic today than they were 20 years ago, with exactly the same formulation. The reason is because glyphosate is enabling those chemicals in the vaccine to do far more damage than they would otherwise do.”

    Which might explain why “they” are attempting to curtail this, at the expense of some brave individuals:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/050553_Dr_Bradstreet_GcMAF_cancer_therapy.html

    https://gcmaf.se/gcmaf-science/how-gcmaf-works/

    Can’t have a cure for being fed poison now, can we? Curtail all those profits from both the makers of weed killers and drugs that don’t cure- just prolong for more profit?

  3. On the autism prevention side, I wonder if (based on the abstract’s commentary) supplementing with some Manganese Citrate, or similar, during pregnancy would be warranted. I am assuming that the average young mother will not be able to avoid unlabeled GMOs or even those combined-in-the-silo with heirloom products. This might be a good safety measure to investigate…

    This also makes me wonder what ‘severely depleted serum manganese’ does to adults over the long term…

  4. Robert Barricklow

    It is hard to imagine people being unaware of the GMO dangers(although, I must admit-I know some.)
    As I’ve written before/glyphosate is a chemical which should not be classified as an agricultural herbicide but rather as a toxic chemical warfare agent.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Then there is the devil in the wings waiting to be fast-tracked and virtually roll-over every U.S. progressive measure over the past 240 years. I speaking of the TPP/TTIP/TISA that usurps ALL Constitutions that approve it. A Transnational Corporate Constitution that eviscerates liberty and any semblance of self governance.

    2. Robert Barricklow

      reply under moderation/censor bot strikes again!
      I spoke disparagingly of the coming TPP!

    3. But Robert pesticides, teargas, poison gas were these corporations first line of business. Whether it’s insects or humans it’s vermin control extermination to them.

    4. Legislation passed by an illegitimate government has no effect on our constitution. The problem is, our constitutional government has BEEN overthrown by banks and a corporate government.

      We have the power and the authority to reseat our original jurisdiction government.

      Luckily there are people working toward this

      http://teamlaw.net/Government/usmap.htm

  5. Apparently GMO and supplements are where the genreal populace draws the line. This can now be labelled a third rail issue. But,IMHO, grow your own. Victory gardens need to make a come back. ~”Food and the bounty of the Earth are the ultimate wealth generators.” (CAF quote).. I had a friend in NOLA, during the Katrina aftermath, that saw a hamburger that was cooked in pan that had been once used to change motor oil in, get exchanged for a Rollex.. Secure your food and water sources now..

  6. Who do the Congress really serve and who do these corporations think they are. To call these corporations mercantilist is a slander to mercantilist these corporations would more truly be called psychopathic killers and torturers criminals. They’re and insult to true capitalist merchants even underworld organized criminals have better sense. Sadist would better describe these monsters Hell is where these creatures disserve to reside.

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