Sunday, October 12, 2014
Top 5 Companies Trying to Stop GMO Labeling in Colorado
Want to know the biggest impedance to GMO labeling in Colorado and perhaps the rest of the nation right now? It boils down to 5 big spenders, though there are others in the game of trying to keep you in the dark about what’s in your food. Over $8 million has been raised so far, specifically aimed at stopping the GMO labeling Statutory Amendment 105. You can see the full text of that document here.
Coloradans and the rest of the country have the right to make informed choices about what is in their food. Aside from health concerns, some people have religious, moral, or cultural beliefs that prohibit them from eating genetically modified foods – the same way that some people want to eat meat and some don’t, while others prefer Kosher, etc.
Using very unsavory political maneuvers such as the TTP (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement), buying off Congress members and senators and finagling key appointments in both the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as well as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) isn’t enough for Monsanto and their ilk. Now, (for a while, actually) the mega-corp wants to take state’s rights away so that they can keep shoveling GMO crops onto our dinner tables.