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BREAKING NEWS: Big Island of Hawaii County Council Committee passed a GMO prohibition Bill by vote of 6-2. Bill 133 moves forward to the full Council later this month. Bill will ban open air cultivation of GMOs, with exception of the GM Papaya already being grown on island. Hawaii island is last w/o GMO experimentation & least contaminated island in state of Hawaii. While on island GMO papayas were cut down during night. Click for Maui Info.
In case you missed it they think we the people are too "stupid." It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week. More here: www.huffingtonpos... #GMOs #LabelGMOs #righttoknow #US #food
Today I want to talk about GMOs. They are all over the news right now, as several states (Colorado included) have GMO labeling initiatives on the ballot for
Check out Marion Nestle's blog post about “food company sponsorship of nutrition research and practice.” www.foodpolitics.... She advises: "In my opinion, agriculture, food, nutrition, and health professionals should dismiss industry-sponsored research out of hand, and journals should not accept industry-sponsored papers."
When President Obama appointed Michael R. Taylor in 2009 as senior adviser for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a fierce protest ensued from consumer groups and environmentalists. Why? Taylor used to be vice president for Monsanto, a multinational interested in marketing genetically modified (GM) food. It was during his term that GMO’s were approved in the US without undergoing tests to determine if they were safe for human consumption.
GMOs and The Monsanto Protection Act: Our Take By Jason Leake with 100 Days of Real Food, on April 2nd, 2013