Frankenfood industry now in total panic over Vermont’s tough Genetically Modified Food labeling law; General Mills announces surrender

General Mills

Source: NaturalNews.com
Jennifer Lea Reynolds
March 29, 2016

In order to comply with Vermont’s GMO food labeling law set to go into effect in July 2016, General Mills has announced that they’ll begin to label products of theirs which contain genetically modified ingredients. The company’s decision also comes in the wake of the recent Senate vote that struck down the DARK Act’s efforts which would have kept GMO labeling laws at bay and consumers unaware of what they’re feeding their children. That Senate vote took place on a Wednesday; by Friday that same week, General Mills announced their labeling plans.

Yes, indeed, it would appear that the Frankenfood industry is finally shaking in their boots, responding as they should have been all along. As more and more health-conscious Americans are demanding to know what goes in the foods they eat, questionable food practices and the mega industries that churn them out are finally taking action.

It’s taken quite a bit of arm twisting to do something that frankly shouldn’t even be given a second thought, but at least steps are being taken that demonstrate the power of the people when they remain persistent in their right-to-know efforts. Granted, there’s still a long way to go, but it’s refreshing to see companies coming out of the woodwork to keep the health of their customers in mind, rather than only latch on to whether or not it will make them mega bucks.

Details behind General Mills’ decision

On the General Mills website, Jeff Harmening, an executive vice president and chief operating officer for U.S. Retail at General Mills, penned a blog post announcing the company’s GMO-labeling decision.

“I have been eagerly awaiting a resolution of the GMO labeling debate in Washington and am disappointed that a national solution has still not been reached,” Harmening wrote. “As the discussions continue in Washington, one thing is very clear: Vermont state law requires us to start labeling certain grocery store food packages that contain GMO ingredients or face significant fines. We can’t label our products for only one state without significantly driving up costs for our consumers and we simply will not do that. The result: consumers all over the U.S. will soon begin seeing words legislated by the state of Vermont on the labels of many of their favorite General Mills products.”

The remainder of his blog reinforces the idea that a national standard is needed in order to resolve the GMO labeling issue, while also directing consumers to the company website, where they can learn more about “GMO ingredient information for hundreds of our U.S. products, along with reference information.”

Grocery Manufacturers Association not pleased with Vermont’s law or company’s GMO labeling effort, focuses on business expenses over consumer health

However, not everyone is thrilled with the company’s choice. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, for example, seems to have their minds strictly on dollar signs, seeing General Mills’ effort as financially devastating.

The Association, a trade group which includes General Mills and which previously drew negative attention over money laundering, maintains that Vermont’s labeling law has created “serious problems for business,” adding in a statement, “Food companies are being forced to make decisions on how to comply and having to spend millions of dollars. One small state’s law is setting labeling standards for consumers across the country.”

Meanwhile, it’s perfectly fine if it works the other way around, right? In other words, one company can continue providing unhealthy ingredients in their foods, making sure their standards are the norm for consumers across the country. It’s all right to spend millions of dollars to essentially poison Americans with GMO-laden foods but not all right to spend millions of dollars to take steps to undo the damage and help restore people’s health? We fail to see the logic in the Association’s statement.

“This shows that the United States has the capacity to join the 64 other countries that already require GMO labeling,” Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said. “I urge other companies to follow the lead of General Mills and extend this right to their customers nationwide as well.”

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ANALYSIS: Chipotle Is A Victim Of Big Biotech Sabotage In Realiation Of Going In Realiation For Anti-GMO Menu

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By: Mike Adams
December 23, 2015

After observing recent events involving Chipotle and e.coli, here’s my analysis of the situation: Chipotle’s e.coli outbreaks are not random chance. They are the result of the biotech industry unleashing bioterrorism attacks against the only fast food company that has publicly denounced GMOs.

How do we know? The CDC has already admitted that some of these e.coli outbreaks involve a “rare genetic strain” of e.coli not normally seen in foods. Furthermore, we also know the track record of the biotech industry engaging in the most criminal, dirty, sleazebag tactics imaginable against any person or company that speaks out against GMOs.

Doctor Oz, for example, was maliciously targeted in a defamation campaign funded by the biotech industry earlier this year. The onslaught against Oz was initiated because he publicly expressed his support for honest GMO labeling on foods.

As the attacks escalated, Doctor Oz had his own team investigated the source of the attacks and found they were all biotech industry shills, some with felony criminal records and long histories of dubious propaganda activities targeting anti-GMO activists.

GMO industry routinely resorts to tactics that resemble terrorism or criminal mafias

As a clean food advocate myself, I know firsthand of the malicious tactics used by these biotech mafia operations, including tactics of intimidation and terrorism, such as calling in bomb threats to locations where clean food activists are about to speak.

There is absolutely no question that the biotech industry will resort to ANY activity necessary to destroy food companies that oppose GMOs. And yes, this includes acts of bioterrorism against Chipotle — something that’s ridiculously easy for biotech industry operatives to carry out with simple, low-cost laboratory supplies sold online at places like Amazon.com.

In my HealthRangerReport.com podcast, shown below, I am now openly encouraging Chipotle’s management to initiate a criminal investigation with the FBI to attempt to identify the sources of this corporate sabotage campaign.

To be clear, what’s really happening at Chipotle is that biotech industry shills are deliberately contaminating Chipotle’s food with strains of e.coli in a malicious attempt to destroy both the reputation and finances of the Chipotle food chain. This act of bioterrorism is entirely consistent with the known behavior patterns of the biotech industry which, for example, engaged in illegal money laundering in Washington state in order to destroy the GMO labeling bill there.

The biotech industry not only sells deadly glyphosate herbicide poison that destroys human health (and contaminates ecosystems), it also uses its dirty money to financially influence academics, journalists and lawmakers. Those individuals who don’t fall into line with the biotech agenda are then treated to intense campaigns of defamation, slander, intimidation and threats to try to silence or discredit them.

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Monsanto Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

Source:Mercola.com
Dr. Mercola
December 22, 2015

If you’re sick and tired of Monsanto’s scheming to monopolize the food supply with patented crops, and their insistence on poisoning your family and the planet as a matter of business, you’re far from alone.

Last month, the Center for Biological Diversity’s annual “Dodo Award” went to Monsanto for its reckless peddling of glyphosate, a carcinogen that’s driving loss of wildlife and diversity around the globe.

Earlier this year, dozens of food, farming, and environmental justice groups announced they will put Monsanto on trial for “crimes against nature and humanity” on October 16, 2016 (World Food Day), in The Hague, Netherlands.

The steering committee1 for the Monsanto Tribunal includes Vandana Shiva, Corinne Lepage (former environment minister of France), Gilles-Éric Séralini (toxicologist researching toxicities of GMOs and glyphosate), and Olivier De Schutter (former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food), among others.

As noted by Andre Leu, president of the International Foundation for Organic Agriculture (IFOAM):2

“Monsanto is able to ignore the human and environmental damage caused by its products, and maintain its devastating activities through a strategy of systemic concealment:

By lobbying regulatory agencies and governments, by resorting to lying and corruption, by financing fraudulent scientific studies, by pressuring independent scientists, and by manipulating the press and media.

Monsanto’s history reads like a text-book case of impunity, benefiting transnational corporations and their executives, whose activities contribute to climate and biosphere crises and threaten the safety of the planet.”

To raise the €1 million needed to finance the trial, the Monsanto Tribunal Foundation is using online crowd funding. You can make a donation on MonsantoTribunal.org’s website.3

Monsanto CEO Hides Behind Same Old Lame Talking Points

CBS This Morning4 recently interviewed Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant about the lack of transparency when it comes to foods containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients, and why the company spent $10 million to defeat GMO labeling in Colorado and Oregon alone.

Grant was noncommittal, clinging to vague and already well-refuted talking points, including the idea that GMO labeling will increase costs and cause more confusion than it resolves, were individual states permitted to enact their own labeling laws.

They didn’t have time to address why Monsanto uses paid shills to launch attacks against 14-year-old girls.

He also denied that Roundup, Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide, which all of their Roundup Ready seeds are engineered to withstand, is at all hazardous to health, saying he’s “very comfortable” with Roundup’s safety.

Those in agreement with that sentiment are getting fewer, however. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to be a “probable carcinogen” (Class 2A).

Since then, several lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto by agricultural workers claiming their cancers were caused by exposure to Roundup.

According to other recent research, glyphosate may also promote antibiotic resistance by disrupting gut bacteria and dysregulating manganese utilization; manganese accumulation in bile acids allows Salmonella to gain a stronghold there.

To say that we “require” tools like patented GE seeds and carcinogenic, soil-wrecking chemicals to feed the world in coming decades is beyond disingenuous!

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