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Obama Regime Proposes Ridiculous Anti-Consumer Plan for GMO Labeling

By | February 26, 2015

Despite polls showing overwhelming support for labeling for genetically engineered foods, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack proposed yesterday that consumers should use their smartphones to scan bar codes on food packages to find out whether their food contains GMOs.

Vlisack’s idea is sure to cheer the food industry, while denying Americans the right to know what is in our food.

Why not just enforce our right to know what is in our food? Why does the Obama administration stand up for Big Food and not consumers?

A fancy smart phone and a pricy data plan should not be prerequisites for knowing if your food has been genetically engineered.

In 2007, as a presidential candidate, then-Senator Obama promised mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. He said: “Here’s what I’ll do as president … We’ll let folks know if their food has been genetically modified, because Americans should know what they’re buying,” Obama has yet to keep his promise.

In 2001, then-Governor Vilsack was named Governor of the Year for the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

A January 24 statement published in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe — signed by 300 scientists, physicians and scholars — asserts there is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs.

February 28, 2015 - Posted by | Corruption, Deception, Progressive Hypocrite | , , , , ,


  1. In Canada shoppers look at product number and if from USA we automatically assume it has GMO.


    Comment by richard123456columbia | February 28, 2015 | Reply

  2. Richard, wasn’t canola oil, produced in Canada, one of the first GMO foods that we heard about in the USA?


    Comment by Annabel | March 1, 2015 | Reply

  3. Yes GMO canola are now all GMO except in Atlantic province, other crops are also being modified, there seems to be no way to stop it as wind blown seeds contaminate organic crops.
    The only way might be if farmers can label their product planted none GMO and may contain some invaded GMO.
    Labeling is a joke now.


    Comment by richard123456columbia | March 2, 2015 | Reply

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