Whole Foods in deep financial trouble; sales plummet following deceptive anti-labeling position with Monsanto

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David Gutierrez
October 21, 2016

The financial outlook for Whole Foods Market continues to look grim, as consumers seeking natural and organic products continue to take their business elsewhere.

As far back as 2014, then-CEO John Mackey admitted that the company was hurting due to an explosion in the number of stores selling organic groceries.

“The growing demand for fresh, healthy foods, the offering of natural and organic products is expanding everywhere [in] new stores, existing stores and online,” Mackey said.

The company has also been hit by several recent scandals, including allegations of price-gouging, and more recently, of colluding with Monsanto to ensure the passage of a bill that bans the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Company profits tanking

Whole Foods was in a vulnerable financial position even before the recent scandals erupted. Organic and natural food sales have exploded in the United States in the past decade, largely due to the entry of new players into the organic grocery market. This broke what had been an all but de facto monopoly for Whole Foods.

Organic food sales were $11 billion in 2004. By 2014, they had more than tripled. The combined organic and “natural” foods market had grown to $48 billion by 2012 – from just $6 billion in 1998.

A watershed moment for organic foods availability – and perhaps the beginning of the end for Whole Foods – came when Walmart entered the market in 2014, introducing a store-brand organics line priced 25 percent lower than its other organic products.

Then, last year, New York regulators accused Whole Foods of price gouging and cheating customers with false weights and measures. The company settled the charges, but the scandal only increased its image as an overpriced store that eats up your “Whole Paycheck.”

The company’s same-store sales have fallen every quarter for the past year, with another 2.1 percent drop expected for this quarter. Overall company earnings are predicted to fall both this year and next year. And the company’s stock has tanked, falling in 2014 and 2015 to a current level of 50 percent below the 2013 high. This year, the stock has fallen more than 10 percent more.

These factors left the company in a vulnerable position when food prices as a whole fell, causing an across-the-board drop in profits for all grocery stores.

Are consumers rejecting ‘organic traitors?’

A factor overlooked by many financial analysts, but potentially significant for the Whole Foods customer base, is the company’s collusion in the recent passage of the Denying Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act 2.0. Posing as a GMO labeling bill, the DARK Act 2.0 actually banned all GMO labeling initiatives passed by state or local governments. Within two years, the government is now supposed to roll out a completely voluntary labeling initiative that requires consumers to call a 1-800 number or use a smartphone to scan a QR code for GMO ingredient information.

To top it off, the bill defines “GMO” so narrowly, that 95 percent of GMO products currently on the market are allowed to be labeled as non-GMO – including products made with corn or soy with the Bt or Roundup Ready traits.

Where does Whole Foods come in? According to the Center for Food Safety and small organic farmers groups, the DARK Act 2.0 would never have passed if major organic foods companies – including Whole Foods – had not lent their support to the bill, joining forces with Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Other major “organic traitors” include UNFI (the country’s largest organic and natural foods wholesaler) and the Organic Trade Association, which represents companies such as Organic Valley, White Wave and Smuckers.

Ninety percent of U.S. residents support mandatory labeling of GMO foods.

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Money.CNN.com

BusinessInsider.com

NaturalNews.com

NaturalNews.com

EcoWatch.com

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Natural News Investigates Astonishingly Pattern Of Blatant Scientific Fraud Across Federal Agencies

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J.D. Heyes
August 9, 2016

Longtime readers are very familiar with our record of focusing on fraud and abuse in the scientific community. But if you’re new to Natural News, you may not yet know that we are extremely dedicated not only to promoting legitimate science and research, but also to rooting out and exposing scientific corruption, especially when your tax dollars are involved.

As such, we’ve taken a comprehensive look at scientific fraud committed by our government, and have found that there are some patterns: Phony research tends to support political and/or corporate agendas. That is, if the government has taken a certain position on an issue, its agencies are then tasked with conducting “research” which “proves” that the government’s position is the correct one. The same is true with research pertaining to private sector corporations, which of course are major donors to political candidates from both major parties. Whatever scientific results the corporate masters want, they get.

In no particular order, here are some of the most common topics and issues subject to government scientific malpractice:

Climate change/global warming

Since the mid-1970s, the U.S. government has used the issue of climate as a tool to essentially force social change. As part of an overall effort to induce the populace to depend more on government for their existence, “scientific evidence” has been mass-produced in such a way as to drive local, state and federal policies that enable the government to achieve its goal of more collectivism and less individualism and freedom.

But that’s just within our country. More broadly, the global warming hoax is part of Agenda 21, which is a master plan, for lack of a better term, to replace individual governments and political systems with a series of panels and commissions made of global elites and their minions.[1]

Agenda 21 “is the blueprint, it is the action plan, to inventory and control all land, all water, all plants, all minerals, all construction, all animals, all means of production, all energy, all information and all the human beings in the world,” says Rosa Koire, an anti-Agenda 21 activist. “It is a completely comprehensive plan, it’s global and it’s implemented locally… It is in every single town all across the United States and across the world.”[2]

There is no doubting that. So-called “green energy” policies and those that deal with air, water, soil and so on, are all part of the master plan, implemented by state and local functionaries and elected officials who are true believers, even if they don’t know the big picture.

And all of this is supported with phony science.

One of the most popular and well-worn lies is that “97 percent” of all climate scientists agree with the premise that modern man is destroying the planet with technology (hence the changing weather). But no matter how many times the White House and government agencies say so, it remains a myth.

Not only that, but the government’s own environmental and atmospheric agencies are perpetuating the lie by manipulating climate data. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with NASA, have both fabricated data, most recently ahead of a global climate meeting in Paris. Plus, a hack in 2009 exposed climate change fraud at a respected university in England.

Vaccine-caused autism

For years, the government has denied there is any evidence linking the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine to autism. But in 2014, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted that he and other researchers at the CDC covered up evidence that the link exists.

This, years after respected Dr. Andrew Wakefield found the connection and published his research, only to see it retracted after Big Pharma, government and others with vested interests in seeing populations continually vaccinated no matter the dangers went on the warpath.

The Vioxx scandal

In 2005, Dr. David Graham, a scientist with the Food and Drug Administration, admitted that his own agency was incapable of protecting the citizenry from dangerous and harmful drugs. In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Graham said that since the disaster involving Vioxx, which was released in 1999 as a medication designed as a potent pain reliever, the agency had not changed one iota.

Vioxx, which was manufactured by Merck, was linked to a fourfold increased risk of heart attacks, according to the company’s own internal study – findings the company would later dispute.

It was eventually pulled from the market only months after the FDA approved it, but according to Graham, a 20-year FDA employee, the mindset at the agency is all wrong for the approval process.

“The organizational structure within the [Center for Drug Evaluation Research] is currently geared towards the review and approval of new drugs,” he said in a media interview. “When a serious safety issue arises at post marketing, the immediate reaction is almost always one of denial, rejection and heat. They approved the drugs, so there can’t possibly be anything wrong with it. This is an inherent conflict of interest.”

He added: “I would argue that the FDA as currently configured is incapable of protecting America against another Vioxx. Simply put, FDA and the Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER) are broken.”

Toxic lead in water

The vast majority of Americans depend on public systems for their drinking water, but the truth is, many systems around the country contain unacceptable levels of toxins, far and above what is mandated by the agency responsible for ensuring that water is clean – the Environmental Protection Agency.

As proven by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and director of the Consumer Wellness Center Labs, samples of local drinking water were found to contain unsafe levels of heavy metals like copper, arsenic and lead.

Adams’ testing followed the shocking discovery last year that dramatically unsafe levels of lead were found in the public water system feeding the Michigan city of Flint. There, the EPA – along with the state’s environmental agency – failed citizens repeatedly through inaction and incompetence. While some state officials were held to account, no one at the federal level – meaning, no one in the EPA – was held responsible. The regional director, Susan Hedman, was allowed to resign and slink away from the mess.

The Flint episode took place after another EPA-caused disaster in August 2015. Then, highly toxic water escaped from the abandoned Gold King mine in Colorado, after an EPA contractor ruptured a wall that was holding back millions of gallons of yellow-colored, contaminated water. The resulting spill caused a yellow stream of toxic sludge that eventually flowed through Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, via the Animas and San Juan rivers. That spill, one group estimated, could cost taxpayers upwards of $30 billion to clean up.

FDA collusion with Monsanto

One of the largest agribusiness companies in the world – Monsanto – is also one of the most influential inside the U.S. government. Monsanto is the developer of the widely-used herbicide Roundup, which contains the chemical glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has said “probably” causes cancer.

In addition, Monsanto is king of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which have been linked to toxic effects on plants, animals and the soil. The company has also opposed efforts in the United States to require the labeling of GMO foods.

But perhaps the most nefarious thing about Monsanto is its influence on U.S. government policy, which it has been able to affect literally by infiltrating the FDA with one of its own, Michael Taylor. An attorney whose firm worked with the company as a client, and who later joined as vice president for public policy, Taylor has worked for the FDA in both the Clinton and Obama administrations. Though he left the FDA in June, it wasn’t before he steered passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, a measure that handed more authority to the FDA without really improving “food safety.” In addition, it was a boon for Monsanto, because it gave the company a near monopoly on seeds by criminalizing seed-saving, something farmers have been doing since the earliest days of organized agriculture.

In addition, President Obama has just signed into law legislation that makes the labeling of GMO foods a voluntary act, and only then through hard-to-understand digital coding. The new federal statute effectively blanks state laws that actually required food companies to disclose – as in label – all genetically modified ingredients in their foods. Now Monsanto and other food and chemical companies will no longer have to spend tens of millions on advertising to defeat state-level GMO labeling regulations.

The DEA and medical marijuana

Though the Obama administration has chosen not to enforce existing federal laws criminalizing the recreational use of marijuana in states, the Drug Enforcement Administration has long blocked research into the health benefits of medical marijuana.

Even though cannabis has a long history of medicinal use the world over, the federal government has made up its mind that in every instance pot is bad, and it doesn’t matter what the facts are. As for the DEA, it gained substantial power to enforce the nation’s prohibition against all uses of marijuana via the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Obama’s decision not to enforce laws passed in Colorado and Washington permitting regulated recreational use of marijuana is just a patch; the next president may or may not follow his lead. Congress should pass legislation decriminalizing all uses of marijuana – that is the only fix that makes sense, in terms of what the facts are about cannabis, and as a way to dramatically reduce the power of deadly Mexican drug cartels.

Conclusions

Without question, big business, special interests, flawed, faked science and institutional bias guide many of the federal government’s policies. Most agencies are subject to outside influences, and all of them bend to the political will of the Executive Branch that controls them. If the White House says global warming/climate change is real and being caused by too many SUVs, then that’s the gospel truth – no matter what the real data show. If Monsanto wants to influence agricultural and food policies, it simply infiltrates one of its own into a high government policy position. If the government decides cannabis doesn’t provide any health benefits at all, then that’s the way it is.

And so on.

The bottom line is this: Our government and its various agencies are no longer for sale. They were bought and paid for long ago.

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Sources for this story include:

[1] See: EndAgenda21.com

[2] See: YouTube.com

NationalReview.com

RealClimateScience.com

NaturalNews.com

WashingtonExaminer.com

FoodSafetyNews.com

Glyphosate.news

U.S. Consumers Organize Massive Boycott Against Food Companies Refusing To Label GMOs

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Ethan A. Huff
August 4, 2016

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is organizing a nationwide boycott of all the companies that have been fighting against legitimate labeling laws for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and specifically those that favored the recently-passed S.764 legislation, a faux “labeling” scheme backed by Monsanto that further turns the lights out on labeling transparency.

The bill, which many are now referring to as the Monsanto “DARK” (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act 2.0, was signed into law by Barack Obama on July 29. It nullifies existing state-level labeling laws like those of Vermont that would have mandated printed labels for all food items containing GMOs, and replaces these laws with a nationwide QR barcode system that’s both confusing and discriminatory, not to mention completely ineffective.

Members of the powerful Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which represents some 300 junk food and pesticide companies, helped ensure a victory for S.764, despite tens of thousands of calls and comments of opposition from members of the public. In response, OCA is now calling on all Americans to stand up and say no more, by promising not to buy products from the companies working overtime to keep people in the dark about what they’re eating.

What OCA is asking people to do specifically is to look for the new “Smart Label” QR codes – or what it has dubbed the “Mark of Monsanto” – on food products and, if present, to avoid purchasing those products, as well as any other products sold by that particular brand. Instead, consumers should look for products that bear a Certified Organic and/or Non-GMO Project Verified seal. Of course, the surest way to ensure that your food is truly GMO-free is to grow it yourself.

The only exception to this are healthy and organic “cheater” brands owned by parent companies that have contributed financially or politically to stopping mandatory GMO labeling. The traitor brands that consumers should avoid supporting, followed by their parent company names and financial contributions to fight GMO labeling, include:

• IZZE, Naked Juice, Simply Frito-Lay, Starbucks Frappuccino (PepsiCo: $8.8 million)
• Honest Tea, Odwalla, Keurig / Green Mountain Coffee (Coca-Cola: $5.5 million)
• Gerber Organic, Sweet Leaf Tea (Nestle: $3 million)
• Boca Burgers, Green and Black’s (Kraft / Mondelez: $3.9 million)
• Annie’s, Cascadian Farm, Larabar, Muir Glen (General Mills: $3.6 million)
• Alexia, Pam organic cooking sprays (ConAgra Foods: $2.6 million)
• Bear Naked, Gardenburger, Kashi, Morningstar Farms (Kellogg’s: $1.9 million)
• R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organics, Smuckers Organics (Smuckers: $1.5 million)
• Dagoba (Hershey’s: $1.6 million)
• Earthgrains bread (Bimbo Bakeries: $1 million)
• Simply Asia, Thai Kitchen (McCormick: $500,000)
• Applegate Farms (Hormel: $500,000)

OCA calls Obama out for betraying Americans by signing S.764 into law

Ronnie Cummins, international director of OCA, has also called Obama out for failing to deliver on his promise on the campaign trail to label GMOs. He wrote in a scathing indictment:

“Despite hundreds of thousands of signatures, phone calls and emails to the White House, President Obama on Friday, July 29, signed into law S.764, a bill that preempts Vermont’s GMO labeling law. The bill allows corporations to hide information about GMOs behind confusing QR electronic barcodes that more than a third of Americans can’t even read because they don’t have smart phones or reliable internet service.”

“It’s incomprehensible that Obama, who on the campaign trail promised to label GMOs, and who issued an executive order directing Congress not to preempt state laws, succumbed to industry pressure to betrayed [sic] the 90 percent of Americans who want GMOs labeled.”

OCA has also released a smartphone app that will help you identify which brands and products to avoid. It’s called “Buycott,” and it’s available both for the Apple iPhone and Google Android platforms.

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Sources for this article include:

CommonDreams.org

Salsa3.SalsaLabs.com

OrganicConsumers.org

‘Dark Act’ Won’t Truly Label GMO’s – Food & Agriculture Consultant

Source: RTAmerica
August 3, 2016

Critics have branded the new law requiring the labeling of GMO products the DARK Act, short for “Denying Americans the Right to Know,” arguing that it allows companies to use QR codes or 1-800 numbers as a form of labeling, forcing consumers to scan the code or make a call to get more information. Independent food and agriculture consultant Elizabeth Kucinich joins RT America’s Lindsay France to discuss the law, which she claims “won’t truly label GMO’s.”

Congress Approves Monsanto DARK Act 2.0, Destroying Consumers’ Chances Of Having On-Package Labels

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L.J. Devon
July 20, 2016

With bipartisan support in Congress, Monsanto’s Dark Act 2.0 is on the verge of becoming federal law, destroying consumers’ chances of having real, on-package labels for GMOs. This fraudulent GMO labeling law would allow big food companies to hide information on GMOs by embedding that information in QR codes. This covert method of labeling would discriminate against countless low income families, seniors and the disabled. If you don’t own a Smartphone, you won’t have the means to scan products on store shelves and get any information on whether or not the product contains GMOs.

The biotech industry’s next covert act of deception and control is upon us

The state of Vermont recently passed a much more honest food transparency law, requiring companies to come clean about GMOs directly on package labeling. The new federal law, however, would completely override Vermont’s food transparency law, reversing the progress the state has already made. Any other state food transparency laws will also be shut down. Under the federal government’s sham GMO labeling law, the un-elected and unaccountable bureaucracy of the USDA will take charge and make all the rules for GMO disclosure in covert QR codes and 1-800 numbers.

This means that Monsanto and the rest of the biotech cartel will now have direct access to writing their own rules for what passes as a GMO. Networking their way into positions within the USDA, the biotech industry will have a golden opportunity to hijack the entire information process on biotechnology going out to the public. If a food product contains refined sugar obtained from GMO sugar beets, for example, the QR code for that package can lead consumers to believe that the product is GMO free, because the ingredient isn’t directly a GMO – it’s a refined version of one. The same tricks would apply to GM soy products. If a product contained soybean oil, the QR code would lead consumers to believe that the refined product was non-GMO and natural, even though the product is made from genetically modified soy, sprayed heavily with carcinogenic glyphosate.

Using these deceptive tactics, the biotech industry can work through the USDA to completely hoodwink the public about what a GMO is, concealing the presence of transgenic material in food products across the board. The law also holds no company accountable. There are no penalties for companies who don’t comply, so the QR codes will be nothing but a jungle of misinformation and deception.

The biotech industry is losing and they know it

This sham GMO labeling bill is a sign that Monsanto and the biotech controllers are desperate. They want the people to believe in their chemical and genetic experiments, but this shameful law and these covert tactics only permit perpetual poisoning of the populace through continued spraying of herbicides on crops and continued coating of pesticides on seeds.

Consumers are rejecting all this and the biotech industry knows it. Belief in their products is falling. Studies show that over 40 percent of American consumers are avoiding or reducing GMOs in their diets – and that’s without labels to help navigate the change! In 2014, there was an $8 billion increase in sales of non-GMO certified products. Every year, there are 2,000 or more new non-GMO products hitting store shelves in the U.S. Organic food has seen double digit growth for several years now, as consumers reject chemicals and synthetic food ingredients.

If President Obama wanted to prove to Americans that he isn’t a charlatan on the issue of food transparency, then he would veto this bill and urge Americans to demand honest and real food labels from their elected representatives.

Sign this petition to ask President Obama to veto the bill. If the government fails us yet again, prepare to take the fight for clean food to a whole new level. We must reject being their experimental rats. We must reject the poisonous chemicals they put in our foods!

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WARNING: Regulatory Loophole Allows Genetically Modified Food Products To Be Marketed As Non-Genetically Modified Foods

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Julie Fidler
July 19, 2016

The government isn’t particularly interested in making sure Americans know what they’re eating. It seems like knowing what is in the food should be a basic right, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, last week Congress passed a federal requirement for labeling products containing genetically modified ingredients that signifies a big win for food companies.

The bill will require labels to be retooled or updated to show whether any ingredients had their natural DNA altered, but it will be years before the new labels are phased in, and food companies won’t be required to list specific information on their products.

GMO labeling proponents had hoped the bill would be more like a state law in Vermont, which requires food companies and grocers selling prepared foods to explicitly label foods that contain GMO ingredients by January.

The more vague bill passed by Congress will supersede these stricter state laws. [1]

The government is only willing to go so far in its definition of genetically modified foods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says removing DNA from a crop is not the same as adding genes from another organism. This means that corn injected with outside DNA is technically considered a GMO, but canola that can tolerate herbicide because scientists removed a gene is not.

This also means that products created through gene-editing are already on store shelves in the U.S., but because of the USDA loophole, consumers don’t realize it. In fact, this regulatory gap allows American consumers to be duped into purchasing gene-edited products that are actually labeled non-GMO.

Monsanto, DuPont, and Dow Chemical have all struck licensing deals with smaller companies for gene-editing technology. Last year, 8,000 acres of gene-edited canola were harvested by U.S. farmers, and the crops were processed into cooking oil marketed as non-GMO.

Carl Jorgenson, director of wellness strategy at Daymon Worldwide, a retail marketing firm, said:

“There’s a feeling among consumers that they want their food as close as possible to what nature intended. There’s an overall distrust of Big Food and Big Science.”

GMO opponents are often portrayed in the media and many in the scientific community as conspiracy theorists and science-deniers. In light of the USDA’s unwillingness to acknowledge that food products with deleted DNA are just as genetically modified as products injected with genes, it’s not hard to see why that overall distrust exists.

Regardless, an increasing number of Americans are avoiding GMO foods. Some 52% of respondents to a Mintel survey said they deliberately purchase non-GMO products. Many food companies are responding to this push for all-natural products, and nearly 17% of new food products introduced in the U.S. last year carried a non-GMO label, up from less than 3% in 2011.  The issue of genetically modifying the food supply was named one of the top stories influencing behavior in Americans under 40 in 2015. [2]

But some of those labels are clearly deceptive, and even though last week Congress passed a fairly loose GMO-labeling bill, it won’t apply to gene-edited crops as regulations now stand.

It is also important to point out that under the bill passed last week by Congress, food companies that don’t want to reveal GMO ingredients on product labels can simply use a “QR code” that must be scanned using a smartphone or tablet. [3]

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Truth-in-labeling Proponents Bombard White House With 250k Petition Signatures Demanding Obama Veto Bill That Strips Away Americans’ Right To Know About Which Foods Are Unnatural & Have Been Genetically Modified

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Ethan A.Huff
July 17, 2016

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the final stop for a controversial bill recently passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, that would scrap state laws like those of Vermont that mandate package labeling for foods that contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And more than 250,000 advocates for truth-in-labeling are now petitioning Barack Obama to veto the legislation immediately, and honor the will of the people rather than corporations in this important matter.

S.764, also known as the “DARK” (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, is one of the latest efforts by the chemical food industry to keep Americans literally in the dark about what they’re purchasing and feeding to their families every time they go to the grocery store. It was also offered up as a federal solution to the problem of patchwork GMO labeling laws already enacted at the state level, but what it actually threatens to do is un-label GMOs, and make it more difficult for the average consumer to identify them.

On Friday, July 15, at 1 p.m., signatures collected at WhiteHouse.gov, ThePetitionSite.org, MoveOn.org and many other websites were hand-delivered to the White House demanding redress. Helping to spearhead the effort were the advocacy groups Organic Consumers Association, Center for Food Safety, Citizens for GMO Labeling, Consumers Union, Cornucopia Institute, Food Babe, Food Democracy Now, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, GMO Free USA, GMO Inside, Label GMOs, March Against Monsanto, Moms Across America, Occupy Monsanto, National Organic Coalition, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and Vermont Right to Know GMOs.

This coalition of 286 advocacy groups wrote a letter to Obama asking him to veto S.764 on the grounds that it won’t advance the cause of GMO labeling. S.764 is also overtly unconstitutional, as it overrides existing state laws that mandate GMO labeling on food packaging. Another major point of contention are the GMO exemptions in S.764, which account for as many as 99 percent of all GMOs currently used in food.

“The FDA argues that the bill may not lead to a single label, because of the inadequate definition adopted by the Senate,” the letter explains. “Even if the rules and regulations can be developed, S. 764 allows companies to conceal genetically engineered ingredient information behind QR Codes, websites or 800 numbers which would require consumers to have internet access and a smartphone to determine what’s in their food. This is confusing and discriminatory.”

Will Obama finally step up to the plate and support Americans’ right to know?

For a president who’s constantly nagging the country over issues of equality, it only seems reasonable that Obama would want to nullify S.764 and urge Congress to come up with a real GMO labeling bill that, I don’t know, involves actually labeling GMOs on food product packaging. S.764 is a Trojan Horse bill devised by the chemical lobby to further conceal GMOs in the American food supply, and it’s particularly offensive to poor people and minorities who lack the technological infrastructure necessary to identify GMOs under the mandates of S.764.

Remember, Obama promised on the campaign trail that his administration would “let folks know if their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they are buying.” All it would take for this to happen is a simple piece of legislation outlining what constitutes a bio-engineered ingredient, and how that ingredient is to be labeled. As is already the case in most other developed countries throughout the world, a simple package label stating “produced with genetic engineering” would suffice.

To learn more about how to grow your own GMO-free food at home, be sure to check out the amazing Vertical Garden Tower.

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