Monsanto Kicks Off Campaign To Prevent Genetically Modified Food Labeling

The Monsanto-funded StopCostlyFoodLabeling.com (featuring articles such as “How California’s GMO Labeling Law Could Limit Your Food Choices and Hurt the Poor”) provides a sample of what will be rolled out as Californians mull a referendum requiring the labeling of GMO foods. Via BlackListed News:

In February, Vermont contemplated the Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. The proposed bill prohibits GMO food producers from using keywords like “natural,” “naturally made,” “naturally grown,” and “all natural” to describe GMO ingredients and products. The National Conference of State Legislatures reported that nearly 20 states were considering similar programs. Public surveys show a whopping 90 percent of the U.S. in favor of such practices.

In theory, this should make California’s GMO labeling initiative, which would require all foods within the state made with GM ingredients to carry a label stating so, a shoo-in. But let’s not get so hasty.

Leaders in the disinformation campaign launched against the labeling initiative cry out that it would be—like the infamous Proposition 65, “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”—a way for bounty-hunting trial lawyers to file suits against even natural food companies for supposedly selling products containing undisclosed GMOs. Of course, GMO’s ally StopCostlyFoodLabeling.com receives funding from the Council for Biotechnology Information. It should be no surprise that the likes of Monsanto and Dow count themselves members of the said organization.

More Efficient than Prop 65

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  • unusually unusual

    We’ll just have to let the Free Market decide the most profitable way to kill us.

  • Anarchy Pony

    If people really don’t want to eat GMOs, and that’s all monsanto makes anymore, then ipso facto if they have to label it, they’ll go out of business. And what a wondrous day that would be.

    • Sparky

       Monsanto going out of business? Yay!

      • Anarchy Pony

        Well yeah, that’s my point.

  • 6Blackie6

    These are HUGE rich corporations and they will not stop at campaigning to kill this initiative!
    Keep an eye out for underhanded techniques and threats. Not to mention disappearances.

  • Secretagentrick

    The average person can’t tell the difference between the GMO’s and the real deal.  Monsanto is counting on that. Forcing Monsanto to label their poison would not do them any good.  GMO’s are getting such a bad rep that the only way to convince the public to eat them is to hide the fact that they are GMO’s.  I expect to see a plethora of bribes, evidence that magically grows legs and walks away, and people that wind up on the permanent missing persons list, but then again it’s Monsanto anything less would deem them as soft.  And if things went south Monsanto would short their own stocks via a straw man account the minute the shit started to hit the fan. 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Roundup Monsanto

  • Okarin

    what they’re missing is a pr campaign, get their pro supports to eat the stuff for an extended amount of time then there will only be one side left to argue about gmo’s

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