Our Food System is Under Attack. . .
. . . by our own government.
As has been well documented here and on thousands of other sites President Obama has littered the USDA and FDA with lobbyists who work for the mega conglomerate Monsanto. In case you do not know how powerful Monsanto is use this as a barometer; Monsanto tells Walmart what they can and cannot sell.
Now the effects of this unholy partnership are coming to fruition.
First I received this from Food Democracy Now:
If the U.S. government has its way, a powerful intergovernmental group you’ve probably never heard of may soon prevent anyone anywhere from labeling genetically modified (GMO) food.
Operated by the United Nations, the Codex Alimentarius is a collection of guidelines, codes and recommendations regarding food safety and labeling standards which are used by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to settle international disputes regarding food and agricultural trade agreements.
The U.S. Delegation to the Codex meeting is adopting a position that would make it virtually impossible to label foods as “GMO-free” anywhere in the world.
The effects of this policy would have an apocalyptic effect on the US and even the world’s food system. It would allow Monsanto to covertly add their un-tested genetic modifications to any food item without letting the consumer know. To fight it click HERE.
As if this were not enough, the Obama Administration continues its attempts to eradicate all small businesses. A bill now in the House of Representatives called the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010 (HR 5034) would, according to Wine Spectator, freethegrapes.org and the Family Wineries of Washington State all say that this legislation has one goal – to destroy small wineries and breweries by eliminating competition for the large producers.
A Facebook page has been set up to fight this latest attempt at destroying our economy by the Obama Administration. To help click HERE.
You know, I thought Bush and the Republicans were supposed to be in bed with big business but they have nothing on what Obama has pulled in just 15 months. Happy, F’n earth Day. If this is the President’s approach to restricting corporate corruption and defeating obesity I wonder what his technique is for saving the dolphins in Japan. Sarin gas and nukes maybe?