Rand Paul Votes NO on GMO Labeling
After watching Nick Gillespie on the Bill Maher show last night, this doesn’t surprise me. Hard core (corporate) libertarians are trying to defend Monsanto, and in doing so making the case that corporations should not be forced to ID GMO foods with a label. They believe that the consumers will be the final judge. I would just ask, how are we able to make a market choice IF WE DON’T HAVE ALL THE INFO. Europe has labeling and now only 5% of their food is GMO (which Gillespie contends is “safe”) In the USA where the food is a mystery… 70% contains some form of GMO – GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS.
You are what you eat!
Barbara H. Peterson
Thought that endorsing Romney was bad enough? In another turn of events that exposes the corporatist leanings of Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky, he has voted NO on a GMO labeling amendment to the farm bill “to permit States to require that any food, beverage, or other edible product offered for sale have a label on indicating that the food, beverage, or other edible product contains a genetically engineered ingredient.” The following is taken from the United States Senate Website.
Hat tip to Jon Abrahamson for sending us these results!