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Friday, May 31, 2013

Greening - Did Monsanto Know -- that their testing of unapproved GMO wheat would be made public -- Eventually?

Dear Folks,

I am outraged as are others over the revelation that GMO wheat was found in an Oregon Field.  I have been urging the labeling of GMO to give consumers a choice.

This is about more than voluntary choices by consumers -- this is about Monsanto's total desire to do whatever they want, when they want.

There are all sorts of conspiracy theories in this day an age.  Most of the time they are nothing but repeats of no-source verbiage.

Well I have a conspiracy theory to consider:

Did Monsanto know their unapproved testing of GMO wheat would be made public?

(GMO wheat is NOT approved for planting, sale or otherwise in the US.)

Is that why they got Congress to pass the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" which allows the sale and planting of any GMO or GE product whether it has been approved or not?

(Only a lawsuit demonstrating damage would supersede this law.)

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) said the Monsanto Protection Act was made law to protect farmers.  Baloney!! It was put in place by Monsanto, through Congress, to protect Monsanto.

The Japan and the European Union have now entered the controversy with Japan halting all wheat shipments from the US until testing is done.

How did that protection for the American Farmers work out Senator Blunt?  You and Congress just gave the American Wheat farmer a black-eye and a double-cross.

The rest of the world is trying to tell us the United States of America has a problem with GMO regulation and we have not been listening.  Maybe this will be the real wake up call.

Unapproved GMO Wheat in an Oregon Field and Monsanto has no idea how it got there!?!!!??!

Here are some current articles on this mess:

Unapproved GMO Monsanto Wheat found in Oregon

Senator Blunt defends protecting Monsanto

Japan halts shipments of American wheat imports.

Our Senator John McCain just voted AGAINST allowing states to make their own mandatory GMO labeling laws, along with 70 other Senators.

What did your Senators do to AGAIN aid Monsanto?  Here is a link to see who voted against this amendment to the farm bill.

I am asking you all to:

1)  Please share this blog post.
2) Let your Congressional Representatives and Senators know you are the consumer and voter and you have a right to KNOW and a right to CHOOSE.

"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

The above quote is why Monsanto is bank-rolling every fight it can muster to avoid labeling and pre-approval of GMO / GE products.  They know the more the public (you and me) know the more we will be worried.

Their argument is they do not want to confuse the buying public.

I think it is time to let our elected officials know we are perfectly clear - we want labeling, we want all the testing required of any pharm-chemical, creature or seed before one unit of it is put in our food and lives.

There - got that off my chest.

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Be safe this weekend, folks -- many parts of the country are under severe weather conditions.  Take care of your family and pets and be sure they are safe.

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady

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