By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness
It’s no secret that our ruling bodies and the figureheads we’re led to believe are ‘for the people’ actually play for the mega corporations that are destroying our planet, and when it comes to the crucial subject of GMO labeling, there’s almost nobody we can trust in government to do something.
Our elected leaders won’t help us on this issue, and it becomes clearer and clearer by the day that we have to do something as informed citizens.
We have to rely on ourselves and each other to raise awareness of the importance of things like GMO labeling, because anyone who is or could be in a high enough position in government to do something about it seems to be bought and paid for by Monsanto or other biotech corporations.
Now, we’re learning that nearly every major presidential candidate for 2016 sides with big biotech and opposes GMO labeling.
If you’re unfamiliar, the widely accepted yet completely flawed stance against labeling GMOs is that the very idea is an insult to big biotech’s science and the phony revolutionary ‘feed the world’ rhetoric they use to push their scientific atrocities down our throats.
Anthony Gucciardi at Natural Society explains.
“As the 2015 presidential race continues to usher in debates over social policy and fiscal responsibility, no one is talking about another key issue: all of the major candidates are in completely opposition to GMO labeling — and many are directly supporting Monsanto’s biotech aspirations.
“Last month I shared with you Hillary Clinton’s close support of Monsanto and GMO crops in a piece posted just hours after her campaign announcement, but many readers were writing in wondering about the rest of the front running political figures.
“That’s when I began reading reports on the Iowa Agricultural Summit, an event in which the Republican presidential candidates were asked to speak on alternative energy, the state of the nation’s agricultural system, and their stance on GMO labeling initiatives at large.” (1)
As he tells us, Anthony found that these candidates were asked about GMO labeling, and they gave the usual expected responses.
“Hidden in reports on the event that received very little coverage and almost no traffic, we find a concerning piece of information: all of the candidates who attended completely oppose GMO labeling in every way. In fact, they directly attack it as ‘anti-science,’ and go on to talk about how safe Roundup-filled GMO crops are for your health.” (2)
Senator Ted Cruz had this to say about the issue:
“People who decide that’s what they want, they can pay for it already. But, we shouldn’t let anti-science zealotry shut down the ability to produce low cost, quality food for billions across the globe.” (3)
Anthony also shared this quote from Jeb Bush.
“We should not try to make it harder for that kind of innovation to exist. We should celebrate it … I think that’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.” (4)
Sadly, it probably won’t surprise any GMO activists to learn that none of the major candidates seem to support GMO labeling, and I’m sure none of them will say a thing about it until they’re asked by the media, at which point they’ll continue to be mouthpieces for Monsanto.
The only real discussion about it so far has been against it, which further affirms that we can’t count on these figureheads, who are claimed to want to represent us, to label a dangerous, widespread and fairly new change to our food supply.
This all goes to show that we should be in charge of our own food.
Perhaps the manipulation of our food supply, which big biotech uses media and even presidential candidates to convince us is for the greater good, has resulted from our complacent willingness to relinquish control of our food to these corporate entities.
We’ve effectively dug our own grave, but instead of lying in it, let’s cover it back up and plant some organic fruits and veggies in the soil. We can sustain ourselves like people have done for thousands of years, and we don’t have to rely on these corporations or their manipulative science to feed us.
It’s time for liberation and self-empowerment, and the more power we give to these corporations or ‘elected leaders’, the angrier and more disappointed we’ll be. Let’s starve Monsanto and the countless food companies who use their GMOs by becoming completely self-sufficient, however much sacrifice it could require.
Like I’ve said before, we feed these oppressive entities by letting them feed us, and we have a choice as to what we put in our bodies. The choice would be a lot easier if we could either label GMOs or, as others have said, label every food that’s absent of GMOs so we can make conscious, informed decisions.
We should keep pushing for GMO and non-GMO labeling, but honestly, I don’t think we can rely on the system to inform us about what we’re eating. This is why self-sustainability is important, and it’d be easier if we all came together and started growing our own food, preferably organic, in a community setting.
While I think we should learn to grow our own food as individuals too, I’ll admit that I don’t know the first thing about it.
Like some of you, I also enjoy eating out sometimes and doing other things that expose us all to big biotech’s ‘food’, and avoiding GMOs would be easier if more people were aware of them and willing to request/demand non-GMO alternatives in grocery stores and restaurants.
Our freedom and our health depend on our activism and, of course, the inner changes we can make, which the outer changes will reflect.
If we want the controllers to stop controlling us, one thing we have to do is starve them by demanding an end to big biotech’s domination of the food supply. It all depends on what we purchase and put into our bodies, so let’s recognize the crucial position we’re in and do something with it.
- “Virtually All Major 2016 Presidential Candidates Oppose GMO Labeling” by Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society, May 7, 2015 – http://naturalsociety.com/virtually-all-major-2016-presidential-candidates-oppose-gmo-labeling/
- Loc. cit.
- Anthony’s source for the quotes from Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush is an article at KCCI.com – http://www.kcci.com/news/presidential-candidates-discuss-gmo-food-label-requirements/31674312
- Loc. cit.
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