Monsanto and Gates Work to Prevent Wash State from Knowing GMO

A  new genetically modified food labeling initiative is likely to fail as Monsanto out-funds its opponents.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Activists protest against agricultural biotech company Monsanto outside the White House on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Monsanto, which engineers genetically modified seeds, recently benefited from a section buried in the latest budget bill that allows the agribusiness giant to plant genetically-modified crops without judicial review to determine whether or not their crops are safe. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – Activists protest against agricultural biotech company Monsanto outside the White House on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Monsanto, which engineers genetically modified seeds, recently benefited from a section buried in the latest budget bill that allows the agribusiness giant to plant genetically-modified crops without judicial review to determine whether or not their crops are safe. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Staff Writer
Intellihub.com
September 24, 2013

WASHINGTON STATE — Initiative 522 (I-522) is all about our right as consumers to know if we are purchasing and consuming genetically modified foods or not. And just like we saw in California with a similar ballot initiative, the chance for large corporate interests to persevere in the end, shooting-down the initiative is likely.

So far opponents of genetically modified food labeling have raised over $11 billion to fight the initiative.

Now Washingtonians are realizing they have no voice as they remain powerless against the Bill Gates supported Monsanto corporation.

Some like the fact that I-522 would also take care of labeling genetically modified fish, which is a big issue amongst Washingtonians.[1] The Washington wheat and apple industry is also covered in I-522 according to the official website.

Others like professor Goldberg, claim that organic supermarkets are actually pushing the bill and not the general public. Melissa Allison, SeattleTimes.com wrote, “Biology professor Goldberg, who has worked with the technology and believes it can help feed people and bring them greater nutrition, calls labeling supporters “the climate deniers of the left.”

He claims Whole Foods and other corporate supporters of I-522 want to heighten the public’s concerns about genetically engineered food “because it will drive people into their grocery stores.”[2] While this may be true, why have Americans become so docile that they could careless what they eat?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. InalienableWrightsi
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 11:00:28

    Why not basic market pressure? Start a drive for people not to buy any unlabeled food. I prefer this over a “law” any day.

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    • truthfarmer
      Sep 26, 2013 @ 11:38:43

      It would take massive amounts of people doing that to bring it via consumer demand, but I agree. Obviously, even if we get “good” laws passed it isn’t helpful to us. Just look at the Constitution!

      On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Truth Farmer

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      • InalienableWrights
        Sep 26, 2013 @ 13:38:21

        I think the numbers are already there. The real problem as I understand it is that the USDA threatens companies that label food as containing GMO’s.

        There is no such thing as a good law IMHO after the first 10 that criminalize theft, murder and fraud…… People have a right not to label their food. Things like this need to be implemented in other ways such as market pressure, insurance requirements etc. 🙂

  2. Monty
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 17:47:49

    After evaluating what is happening to America, it is truly unbelievable that this can even happen. Are we being distracted by the news of government combating while Monsanto poisons us? I am beginning to be certain of three estimations; 1) Many American’s are not aware that this is happening enough to be able to take a stance and fight for their rights and 2) Monsanto is oddly hastening to make certain they complete their franken- projects before we wake up and say “stop”. And 3) I would not dismiss the idea that this could be close to “culling the herd”. Whereas, all along they are effectively brain washing us with fabrications that their products are safe. By the time we get angry enough I fear that ALL food will be genetically modified. It is time my friend. We dearly need to be more aggressive and less complacent so we can to stop them before it too late.

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