Buy your food from the CIA: Amazon buys Whole Foods

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By: Jon Rappoport
June 19, 2017

When Amazon boss and billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he also had an ongoing $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services to the CIA. That meant the Washington Post, which already had a long history of cooperation with the CIA, renewed their wedding vows with the Agency and doubled down on the alliance.

By any reasonable standard of journalism, the Post should preface every article about the CIA, or article sourced from the CIA, with a conflict of interest admission: TAKE THIS PIECE WITH A FEW GIANT GRAINS OF SALT, BECAUSE OUR NEWSPAPER IS OWNED BY A MAN WHO HAS A HUGE CONTRACT TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE CIA.

Now Bezos and his company, Amazon, have bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Whole Foods is the premier retailer of “natural” foods in America.

The degree of profiling of Whole Foods customers will increase by a major factor. Amazon/CIA will be able to deploy far more sophisticated algorithms in that regard.

It’s no secret that many Whole Foods customers show disdain for government policies on agribusiness, health, medicine, and the environment. Well, that demographic is of great interest to the Deep State, for obvious reasons. And the Deep State will now be able to analyze these customers in finer detail.

At the same time, the Amazon retail powerhouse will exercise considerable control over the food supply, since it will be selling huge numbers of food products to the public. Amazon will have new relationships with all the farmers Whole Foods has been using as suppliers.

Perhaps this disclaimer posted on every Whole Foods item is now in order: KEEP IN MIND THE FACT THAT THE OWNER OF WHOLE FOODS, AMAZON, HAS A VERY TIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CIA. USE YOUR IMAGINATION.

Then there is this. The CIA has its own private company, called In-Q-Tel, which was founded in 1999 to pour investment money into tech outfits that could develop new ways to facilitate “data collection,” and service other CIA needs. In-Q-Tel, Jeff Bezos, and Amazon are connected. For example, here is a 2012 article from technologyreview.com:

“Inside a blocky building in a Vancouver suburb, across the street from a dowdy McDonald’s, is a place chilled colder than anywhere in the known universe. Inside that is a computer processor that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the CIA’s investment arm, In-Q-Tel, believe can tap the quirks of quantum mechanics to unleash more computing power than any conventional computer chip. Bezos and In-Q-Tel are in a group of investors who are betting $30 million on this prospect…”

Nextgov.com described the deal this way: “Canadian company D-Wave Systems raised $30 million to develop quantum computing systems. Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and CIA venture capital arm In-Q-Tel participated in the latest funding round, the firm announced. The company’s quantum computing technology seeks to speed up data-crunching. If successful, the technology could aid automated intelligence gathering and analysis.”

Yes, automated intelligence gathering and analysis are exactly what outfits like Amazon and the CIA need for profiling the public. Other companies who have purchased products from D-Wave Systems? Goldman Sachs and Lockheed Martin. Let’s see: Amazon, CIA, Goldman, Lockheed—a formidable collection of Deep State players.

“Buy your food from the purest natural retailer in the world, the CIA. Oops, I mean Amazon. Oops, I mean Whole Foods.”

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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Whole Food’s promise to label everything with GMOs by 2018 is quickly approaching

Image: Whole Food’s promise to label everything with GMOs by 2018 is quickly approaching
Source: NaturalNews.com
Vicki Batts
March 21, 2017

As 2017 trudges on and 2018 grows ever-closer, inquiring minds want to know: will Whole Foods meet their promise of total and complete GMO labeling by next year? With tumbling sales and the closing of multiple stores, going back on their word is not something the food retailer can afford to do right now.

Four years ago, Whole Foods announced their plans to roll out GMO labels for all products that contain genetically modified ingredients. The grocery chain described their March 2013 decree as being the first time a grocery store would set a deadline for labeling GMO products. At the time, Whole Foods did not disclose what kind of labeling they intended to use.

On the Whole Foods website, the grocery chain states that they are “well on their way” to meeting their 2018 GMO labeling goal, and advertises that they have more than 30,000 organic and 13,500 Non-GMO Project-verified items in stores already. Whole Foods purports itself as a leader in the organic industry and claims to be one of the first retailers to pursue GMO transparency.

“At Whole Foods Market, we believe you have the right to know what’s in your food. So we’re the first national grocery chain committed to providing GMO (genetically modified organism) transparency for our customers,” states their web page.

The irony here, of course, is the fact that Whole Foods supported legislation that would dismantle state-level GMO labeling efforts, and replace them with at the federal level with fake GMO labels in the form of a QR code. Whole Foods Market CEO Walter Robb is on the record announcing his support of the phony Stabenow-Roberts bill. [RELATED: Read more about GMO labeling and legislation at GMO.news.]

Mike Adams reported that in this Aspen Institute video discussing the bill, Robb stated, “My view on the bill is that, and I’m pretty intimately aware of it, is that I think it’s an incredible thing that Sen. Stabenow has put together with Sen. Robert, when you take a look at the atmosphere up there on Capitol Hill, that this much was accomplished together [emphasis added].”

Robb went on to explain how he thought manufacturer choice in GMO labeling efforts was a great idea, and praised the compromise. But is it really a compromise when one has to use a QR code or call a 1-800 number to verify a product is GMO-free? It’s a deceptive compromise that will be cumbersome and confusing to consumers.

While Robb may be the co-CEO of a grocery chain, he is also quite the politician. Soon after the criticism of his support of the bill began rolling in, Robb made a statement on Facebook and authored a blog post in an attempt to explain away his approval of the bill. Naturally, the blog post was completed with a reminder of the company’s “transparency” and a few touches of self-aggrandizement for their efforts.

Robb has even reportedly called Vermont’s GMO labeling “too complex to follow.”

But, Whole Foods promise of GMO labeling hasn’t come to fruition quite yet — and there are lots of questions at hand. For example, will they be allowing their product manufacturers to opt for QR codes that cannot be read by humans and require a scanner? Or will they do the transparent thing and insist on a simple, easily understood label?

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Sources:

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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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Sources for this article include:

Money.CNN.com

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NaturalNews.com

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EcoWatch.com

The Whole Truth About Whole Foods: Shocking New Min-Documentary Excoriated This Deceptive, Fraudulent Corporation For Becoming The Monsanto Of Food Retailing

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Mike Adams
August 6, 2016

I’ve just released a damning new mini-documentary called The WHOLE TRUTH about Whole Foods. Click here to watch it now.

This mini-documentary reveals how Whole Foods has become a supporter of Monsanto, deliberately deceiving health-conscious food consumers into falsely believing that Whole Foods Market stores sell no products containing GMOs, heavy metals or toxic pesticides and herbicides.

In truth, Whole Foods Market stores are loaded with unlabeled GMOs, heavy metals, toxic pesticides and even glyphosate herbicide.

Marketing fraud and deliberate deception

The Whole Foods corporation deliberately deceives its consumers by making false, fraudulent claims that its stores sell “Nothing artificial, ever” when, in reality, Whole Foods Market stores are filled with artificially engineered food crops (GMOs) which, to this day, remain unlabeled.

As this mini-documentary reveals, Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb has mastered the language of healthy eating and sustainability in order to deceive Whole Foods consumers into thinking his company is acting in their best interests. Yet behind the scenes, Whole Foods was a major force behind the pushing of the Monsanto-inspired anti GMO labeling law that President Obama just signed.

Now, thanks to the efforts of Whole Foods and Monsanto, all GMO labeling laws across America have just been obliterated, replaced by a federal non-labeling scheme that will financially benefit both Monsanto and Whole Foods. See SELL OUT: Whole Foods partners with Monsanto to endorse fake GMO-labeling bill that’s actually an ANTI-labeling bill with zero penalties for non-compliance.

What Whole Foods and Monsanto have in common is that they both benefit from the deception of selling unlabeled GMOs to unwitting consumers.

Click here to watch the entire mini-documentary now (and share this with everyone you know).

Learn how Whole Foods promotes chemical violence against women and children in this eye-opening story: BETRAYED! Whole Foods and the Organic Trade Association just plowed right through American food consumers like the terrorist truck rampage in France (op ed).

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Breakaway Links Of The Day – July 15, 2016

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Zy Marquiez
July 16, 2016

Here are yesterday’s links.

Hope everyone’s enjoying the weekend.

Be safe.

The CIA’s ‘Pokemon Go’ App Is Doing What The Patriot Act Can’t
[CorbettReport.com | James Corbett]

Cancer Study Halted After 3 People Die
[NaturalSociety.com| Julie Fidler]

The Reasons Why The Globalists Are Destined To Lose
[ActivistPost.com | Brandon Smith]

Toxic Chemicals Found In Bodies Of Residents Near Fracking Site
[RT America]

Totally Hijacked By Big Food: Organic Trading Association Turns Against Genetically Modified Food Labeling
[NaturalNews.com | Ethan A. Huff]

News & Views From The Nefarium – July 14, 2016
[GizaDeathstar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Killer Cop Robot Kills Cop Killer #NewWorldNextWeek
[CorbettReport |James Corbett]

Antidepressants Linked To Neurological Damage In Newborns, Study Finds
[NaturalNews.com | Amy Goodrich]

No Liberal: Hillary Is Pro Multinational & Pro Military-Industrial Complex
[TheDailybell.com]

Legislation In Alaska Requiring Labeling Of GMO Salmon Will Now Be Reversed By The Senate’s Fake Labeling Bill
[NaturalNews.com |Wes Maxwell]

Annual Healthcare Spending Rises To $10,000 Per Person
[RT America]

Study: Diet Low In Calories & Sugar During Chemotherapy Treatment Reduces Cancer Tumors By 50 Percent
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

39 Fantastic Prepping Tips
[TheSleuthJournal.com | Gaye Levy]

Extensive Vegetation & Lakes Cover Surface Of Mars
[Ancient-Code.com]

Betrayed! Whole Foods & The Organic Trade Association Just Plowed Right Through American Consumers [Op Ed]
[NaturalNews.com | Mike Adams]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Inner Cities, Violence, Poverty, Drugs
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

10 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
[HealingPowerHour | Dr. Akilah Schäfer]

Betrayed! Whole Foods & The Organic Trade Association Just Plowed Right Through American Consumers [Op Ed]

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Mike Adams
July 15, 2016

By now we’re all sadly aware of the terror atrocity in Nice, France that took the lives of at least 80 people. The attack was insane and horrific, and my prayers go out to all those affected by the senseless violence. Yet it isn’t just ISIS terrorists who are destroying lives in our world, and it’s not just trucks that damage our bodies and cause pain and suffering. The number of lives ripped from our world by the horrific attack on innocent people in France pales in comparison to what Whole Foods and the Organic Trade Association just did to 300+ million people in America as you’ll learn below…

Working in agreement with Monsanto’s devious plan, Whole Foods and the Organic Trade Association just plowed over America’s health-conscious consumers by backing the passage of the “Dark Act 2.0” GMO anti-labeling bill. From Natural News:

“It’s important for the world to understand that it was the Organic Trade Association that killed our state GMO labeling laws by backing Monsanto’s Stabenow-Roberts bill,” Maine organic seed farmer and longtime OSGATA president, Jim Gerritsen, said in a statement.

“It’s clear that Organic Trade Association has come under the control of a small group of lobbyists controlled by giant-food corporations that also own organic brands. … The Organic Trade Association can no longer be trusted, and it’s clear that organic farmers can no longer condone this dubious trade association’s troubling behavior.”

Now passed by both the U.S. Senate and House, this bill outlaws all GMO labeling laws nationwide. It will cause millions of people to unknowingly eat foods containing genetically engineered ingredients linked to cancer tumors, digestive disorders, infertility and death. The bill makes GMO labeling entirely “voluntary” and has zero penalties for non-compliance. Even the FDA has said it would exempt as much as 99% of all foods from being labeled.

Chemical violence is another form of violence against women and children

There are many types of violence that can destroy lives. Kinetic violence is what we just witnessed in France with the mowing down of innocent bystanders by a 10-ton truck. Kinetic violence is what most people imagine when they hear the word “violence” but there’s another type of violence that’s causing widespread harm, suffering and death in our world: CHEMICAL VIOLENCE.

When chemicals damage our cells, our organs, our bodies and minds, that is a type of violence committed against our person, especially when we are denied the right to avoid them by knowing what we’re buying and eating. Chemical violence is a violation of every woman’s body, and I mention women in particular because they are the nurturers of the unborn (and the recently born who are still nursing). Yet “chemical violence” is precisely the kind of violence Whole Foods has tolerated for the last two decades while it continued to sell unlabeled GMOs to unsuspecting consumers, many of whom falsely believed Whole Foods sold no GMOs at all.

Why did so many health-conscious consumers believe Whole Foods’ lies? Because some Whole Foods stores trained their managers to lie to consumers and claim the stores sold no GMOs, even when the store shelves were filled with unlabeled GMOs. This all came out in 2013 with the Organic Spies undercover video fiasco.

Whole Foods has also engaged in systematic marketing fraud by emblazoning its buildings with utterly fraudulent statements like the one you see in the photo below: “Nothing Artificial, EVER.”

That’s Aaron Dykes reporting from a Whole Foods parking lot in Austin, Texas. The claim “Nothing Artificial, Ever” implies that Whole Foods sells no GMOs, as GMOs are of course artificially engineered. This is just one of the multitude of lies and fraudulent deceptions Whole Foods has pulled off over the years, all while apparently plotting to push a Monsanto-favored law that would ban GMO labeling laws nationwide. (Whole Foods and Monsanto both agree that GMO labeling is bad for business… who’s gonna keep buying all their poisons if the labels tell the truth?)

Whole Foods sells products that are laced glyphosate… here’s what it did to lab rats

To this day, Whole Foods continues to sell a multitude of foods that contain glyphosate, the toxic herbicide chemical sold by Monsanto as “Roundup.” I know this because I have already tested products purchased at Whole Foods in my ISO accredited laboratory known as CWClabs.com, which is internationally recognized and accredited for conducting “analytical excellence” in food contamination analysis.

Using a combination of liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and a sample prep technique involving solid phase extraction, I’ve already seen alarming concentrations of glyphosate in products I purchased at Whole Foods. Later this year, I’m going to publicly publish a list of glyphosate-laced products being sold by Whole Foods for the sake of science conducted in the public interest. No doubt Whole Foods’ lawyers will attempt to stop me from publishing this information, but they will fail. With your support and my laboratory, science will prevail against Whole Foods’ attempts to hide what they are selling and deceive their own oblivious customers.

Now that Whole Foods has conspired to cover up GMO labeling nationwide, independent labs like mine are the only remaining option for the public to know the truth about the chemical composition of products being retailed by Whole Foods. The more they cover it up, the more we publish the truth they don’t want you to know. Real science is Whole Foods’ worst enemy, and thanks to the support of Natural News readers, we now have real science working for We the People instead of the corporate backstabbers and chemical violence pushers. (By the way, if you wish to support our funding of these scientific initiatives, help support my new online store known as HealthRangerStore.com, where everything we sell is laboratory tested for known contaminants. And no, we don’t sell anything that’s GMO. My store is what Whole Foods only pretends to be…)

So just how “violent” is the chemical violence related to glyphosate and GMOs that Whole Foods continues to sell?

As these lab rat photos show from the Seralini Study, GMOs and glyphosate — the cancer-causing herbicide used on GMO crops — results in horrific tumors, intense human suffering and early death.

From Natural News:

The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.

• Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.

• Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.

• Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.

• The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.

Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb caught on video supporting Monsanto-inspired anti-GMO labeling law

The federal law that now pretends to enact “GMO labeling” but actually outlaws GMO labeling was heavily promoted by Whole Foods’ CEO Walter Robb who was caught on video openly supporting the Monsanto-engineered law. To the public, of course, Whole Foods deceptively presented a false narrative that insisted “there is no truth to these claims.” Less than 24 hours later, Whole Foods was caught red-handed in this Natural News investigation.

“Today, Congress trampled on consumer and states’ rights, choosing instead serve the interests of Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association,” said Ronnie Cummins, international director of the Organic Consumers Association. “This bill was written bought and paid for by corporations who clearly have something to hide. Replacing clear, on-package labels with a system that is convoluted, inconvenient and discriminates against the elderly, the poor and anyone without a smartphone or internet access is inexcusable, especially when consumers in 64 other countries have the right to that same information.”

Organic Trade Association betrays everyone, goes all-in for Monsanto

The streets of Nice, France are littered with the bodies of the dead and dying tonight, yet the cancer clinics of America will soon be littered with far more expansive suffering from the chemical violence victims of Monsanto, Whole Foods and the Organic Trade Association.

To the dismay of nearly the entire organic industry, the Organic Trade Association has now been entirely infiltrated by Monsanto’s minions — the disgusting factory food giants of the organic industry. At this point, the OTA is now wholly beholden to Monsanto and the interests of chemical agriculture. Essentially, biotech operatives strapped suicide vests to themselves, waltzed into the organic industry and detonated every last echo of credibility or honesty. They are no doubt celebrating the legislative bloodshed just like ISIS Jihadis in France.

Yes, these people really are terrorists

Lest anyone question the comparison of biotech operatives to ISIS terrorist, allow me to assure you they both operate with the same disregard for ethics, morals, human life and the environment. I have personally been death-threated, stalked and systematically defamed by biotech industry operatives and their Monsanto mafia lackeys in the media, some of whom are named on this website MonsantoMafia.com.

These people are the most vile, lawless, despicable destroyers of life ever to walk this world… and Whole Foods just combined forces with them to pass this shameful law that will deny all of us the right to know what we’re buying and eating. With the biotech infiltration of the Organic Trade Association, it’s now probably only a matter of time before GMOs will be redefined as “organic” and allowed into organic foods. That’s their goal: To destroy the very definition of “organic” by overrunning it.

The term “organic” is now very close to being meaningless, and that’s a huge loss for all people who are desperately attempting to protect life, health and the environment. To put in all in perspective, the number of people who are going to be killed by cancer caused by GMO-related herbicide chemicals over the next 10 years dwarfs the number of innocent victims just crushed to death in France. For every one victim of ISIS terrorism in our world, there are no doubt thousands of victims of the chemical agriculture industry that maliciously pushes deadly chemicals by threatening scientists, bribing government officials and fabricating bad science just like Big Tobacco once did to sell its own cancer-causing poisons to the world.

There are many ways that people needlessly die in our world. Whole Foods just contributed to a huge one that will now negatively impact all of us for decades to come. What I now know with certainty is that Whole Foods Market knows no shame and will stop at nothing to plow through the people on its way to corporate profits at any cost. When I see the streets littered with bodies laying in pools of blood and loved ones crying over their lifeless limbs, I can only think of Whole Foods and its malicious, utter betrayal of the very concept of what makes a food WHOLE to begin with. The corporation mocks us all — and mocks itself — by selling out to the interests of Monsanto and the chemical poisoners of our world.

The streets of France may be dripping with blood, but the food shelves of America are saturated with poison. And a huge quantity of that poison is sold inside buildings that carry the utterly false, misleading and fraudulent name of “Whole Foods.”

One of the best ways you can help stop chemical violence against women and children is to stop shopping at Whole Foods.

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Politicians Sell Out Population AGAIN: US Senate Passes Genetically Modified Food Anti-Labelling Bill DARK ACT 2.0 Preventing YOU From Knowing What Dangerous GMOs Are In Your Food Courtesy Of Whole Foods & Monsanto

DARK Act
Source: NaturalNews.com
Ethan A. Huff
July 9, 2016

Under the cover of darkness, just hours after Hillary Clinton was handed a get-out-of-jail-free card by the FBI for committing felony crimes, the Senate quietly voted 63–30 to preempt state law in direct violation of the Tenth Amendment, prohibiting individual states like Vermont from enacting mandatory GMO labeling laws passed by voters. And at least one senator (from Oregon) is absolutely outraged.

Senator Jeff Merkley wasn’t afraid to call a spade a spade in the aftermath of the treasonous vote, which was further buried in the news cycle by Obama’s latest attempt at race-baiting in order to abolish the Second Amendment. Merkley told the media that the so-called Roberts-Stabenow Bill, also known as the Monsanto DARK Act 2.0, is a farce, and will do nothing to protect consumers who want to know what they’re eating.

As we’ve been reporting, S.764 would exempt most GMOs currently in use from having to be indicated on product packaging, which is the whole point of GMO labeling in the first place. The only way consumers would gain access to truth in labeling for those GMOs that aren’t exempted is to scan the “smart” codes on certain products with their smartphones, but not everyone has a smartphone or even data coverage, especially in poorer and rural areas.

All the way round, the DARK Act 2.0 is a disaster for truth in labeling, though it’s being touted by industry supporters as the labeling bill “we need” – of course, because it isn’t actually a labeling bill at all, but rather an un-labeling bill that protects chemical and agriculture corporations from having to properly disclose their hidden additives to consumers.

“How can you have a so-called ‘mandatory GMO labeling bill’ that doesn’t require on-package labels, doesn’t cover the most common GMO products, and doesn’t mandate a single consequence for companies that don’t comply?” Sen. Merkley asked. “The answer is you can’t.”

Even the FDA recognizes the Monsanto DARK Act 2.0 as a total sham

After conducting an independent review, even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took issue with the contents of the DARK Act 2.0. The legislation’s narrow and ambiguous definition of “bioengineering,” the agency found, is completely unacceptable because it “will likely mean that many foods from GE [genetically-engineered] sources will not be subject to this bill.”

An example of this is oil made from genetically-modified soybeans, which would not have to be labeled because it supposedly contains no genetic materials. Similarly, starches, purified proteins and other common ingredients derived from GM sources would be exempt from labeling. According to the FDA, it “may be difficult” for any GMO food to qualify for labeling under this appalling bill.

“The FDA critique makes it very clear that this is really a non-labeling bill disguised as a labeling bill,” stated Center for Food Safety executive director, Andrew Kimbrell. “Preempting the democratically decided upon laws of five states based on this poorly written, discriminatory and ineffective legislation would be a travesty.”

To learn how you can grow your own food at home and avoid GMOs completely, check out the latest in urban gardening technology with the vertical Garden Tower.

The senators who voted yes on the bill in betrayal of the American people are as follows:

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Franken (D-MN)
Gardner (R-CO)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lankford (R-OK)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Nelson (D-FL)
Perdue (R-GA)
Peters (D-MI)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Warner (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)

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