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Do you know what you’re really eating? PT 2

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Why the GMO ‘Labeling’ Bill That Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
By A Andrew Kimbrel 08/05/2016 06:13 pm ET | Updated Aug 05, 2016

It is known as the DARK Act. D-A-R-K standing for Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last Friday in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage. The bill’s moniker is apt. With a few strokes of his pen Obama scratched out the laws of Vermont, Connecticut and Maine that required the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
He also nullified the GE seed labeling laws in Vermont and Virginia which allowed farmers to choose what seeds they wanted to buy and plant. And for good measure he preempted Alaska’s law requiring the labeling of any GE fish or fish product, a law passed to protect the state’s vital fisheries from contamination by recently approved genetically engineered salmon.
The White House justified the Dark Act’s massive onslaught on local democracy on the grounds that the bill would create national standards for labeling of GE foods. It does nothing of the sort. In fact, according to Obama’s own Food and Drug Administration (FDA), if enacted, the bill would exempt most current GMO foods from being labeled at all. The FDA further commented that it “may be difficult” for any GMO food to qualify for labeling under the bill. And even for any GE foods that might be covered, the bill allows for food to be “labeled” through a digital system of QR codes that can only be accessed if the consumer has a smart phone and reliable internet connectivity.
Obama’s action is deplorable. But how did this train wreck of a bill even reach the president’s desk in the first place? The answer is a sad commentary on the corruption seen far too often in our federal legislature. The DARK Act was not subject to any hearings. No expert testimony was taken. Rather, it was the result of backroom dealing between a few senators and industrial food and biotech companies. The DARK Act was actually defeated in March in the Senate as the food movement in America poured in millions of outraged comments to their senators.

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Do you know what you’re really eating?

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GMO Facts

What is a GMO?
A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Visit the What is GMO page for more information and a list of high-risk crops.
Are GMOs safe?
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe and have significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. The U.S. and Canadian governments, though, have approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.
Are GMOs labelled?
Sixty-four countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, require genetically modified foods to be labelled. While a 2015 ABC News survey found that 93% of Americans believe genetically modified foods should be labelled, GMOs are not required to be labelled in the U.S. and Canada. In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Non-GMO Project was created to give consumers the informed choice they deserve.

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Obamamerika | Land of the We-don’t-need-no-stinking-Constitution-and-neither-do-you Demoncrats and Libtards Pt 14

NBC News report: Obamacare will leave some Americans ‘with no insurance and a pay cut’ 08/14/2013

NBC Nightly News, guest-hosted by Lester Holt, ran a report Tuesday night, detailing the adverse impacts of Obamacare on the people it intends to help, leaving some “with no insurance and a pay cut.”

‘Outrageous’: IRS Agent Stuns Members of Congress With Claim About Targeting Scandal 08/08/2013

An unidentified IRS agent told members Congress that the embattled tax agency is still targeting conservative groups three months after the scandal came to light, according to testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).

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Family fights for farm – what is to become of rural America?

BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!

This is a story that sure rang a bell with me. We focus most often on the Federal and State governmental intrusion. But for those of us who have had family farms or rural acreage, many of us have seen the wanton destruction of our lifestyle by local officials.

We chose or were born in the boonies. Then one or more of the city types move in. They become active politically because it is the Progressives way. They want to run the Planning and Zoning or be vocal as hell, that too is the Progressives way. They will tell us how to live. Let me cut to the chase.

Our property had been in the family for 6 generations. Zoning came in. Half of our property was zoned “Open Space” which meant pretty to look at but essentially worthless. The commercial portion was zoned Residential. You can guess the value of that…

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