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Kucinich Calls Out Monsanto: Americans Demand GMO Labeling


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“In 1992 the Food and Drug Administration decided that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the functional equivalent of conventional foods. They arrived at this decision without testing GMOs for allergenicity, toxicity, anti-biotic resistance and functional characteristics. As a result hundreds of millions of acres of GMO crops were planted in America without the knowledge or consent of the American people: no safety testing and no long term health studies.

“The FDA has received over a million comments from citizens demanding labeling of GMOs. Ninety percent of Americans agree. So, why no labeling? I’ll give you one reason: The influence and the corruption of the political process by Monsanto. Monsanto has been a prime mover in GMO technology, a multi-million dollar GMO lobby here and a major political contributor.

“There is a chance that Monsanto’s grip will be broken in California where a GMO labeling initiative is on the ballot. And here in Congress, my legislation HR 3553 will provide for a national labeling law. Americans have a right to know if their food is genetically engineered. It’s time for labeling and for people to know how their food is being produced.”

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  1. Aspartame is a methyl ester of the dipeptide of the natural amino acids
    L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine. Aspartame is two amino acids, its
    broken down into these and used 

  2. Aspartame is a fecal waste from a GM E-Coli bacteria, and it causes a
    number of diseases! 😉 The thing you wrote is a fancy term which only
    purpose is to fool ppl who don’t understand those terms…

  3. bacteria don’t produce feces, they metabolites products, and bacteria have
    been modified to produce aspartame as aspartame is produced using the amino
    acid phenylalanine, one of the building blocks of all proteins in life, and
    sorry you don’t understand biology at all, 

  4. Ok, you just keep eating product with aspartame and tell yourself this
    little story 😉 Aspartame is very dangerous, and should not been used in
    any way!

  5. 90% of Americans agree, 51% of them fall for the ads against labeling come
    election time, 51% of them voted no labeling in both Cali and Washington.

  6. Setting aside the whole whether GMOs are harmful or not. Being a “free”
    country, who’s financial system is supposed to be based on a capitalist
    foundation, in which most of our government’s intervention is supposed to
    be geared towards our being provided the means to make informed decisions
    as consumers, it’s absurd that when one travels to Europe, one finds many
    of the same food products, that are sold here in the US, except, since
    European countries demand full disclosure and labeling (not only of GMOs,
    but of many other ingredients), many of the controversial ingredients are
    substituted with either traditional and well known ingredients or less
    controversial ingredients. The truth is these companies already have
    everything set up, to make these changes, so making them won’t increase
    prices, not create any chaos. But until we require it from them, they won’t
    give up on making a couple extra bucks at our possible expense. 

  7. Do I believe the science of GMO could benefit man kind yes but not the way
    it is being applied currently and definitely no by Monsanto. If there
    greatest technology based genetic adaption is to allow crops to be dosed
    with high quantities of their own Insecticide Roundup and not die. That is
    very poor advancement. Especially if the cost of this Genetic Modification
    and the dousing leads to destruction of nutrients within the dirt/land
    itself. And Monsanto uses this patented technology to secure the market in
    essence becoming a monopoly. Then if you add to this that the FDA does not
    do independent testing of GMO and actually just reviews Monsantos data.
    Well know we have a very big problem. This is a company that has already
    been caught altering their own test results, bribing officials and have in
    place within the FDA former employees of their very own Company. Also a
    majority of independent research is pointing to health risks associated
    with GMO foods and no clear sign of greater production by using GMO.
    Monsanto is just a very big bully with deep pockets and a lot of
    politicians within U.S. government on their payroll. All testing should be
    Independent and unfortunately due to Monsanto corruption and infiltration
    of FDA, I can not even say Independent testing by the FDA would qualify. 

  8. A study was done, and labeling GMOs will cost consumers approximately $12
    each … per YEAR. What’s your next argument against labeling? 

  9. Thank you Mr.Kucinich for standing up for the American people. Myself, I
    just am fortunate to live in a town that has organics everywhere, and it’s
    all I buy. Of course I have to know which organic companies are in bed
    with monsatan, like horizon and silk, and others. Luckily there are
    websites that let me know what’s going on with the organic industry. Most
    people don’t realize that all they need to do to lose weight, feel and look
    better is to stop drinking regular hormone antibiotic laden milk, and buy
    organic nut milks such as almond, leave regular diary alone…buy organic
    diary….and stop eating meat, except organic, if they can afford the
    price, as all animals are fed GMO grain. If people only knew that 95% of
    the grocery store food is chemicalized, processed crap, and read the
    labels, they’d buy whole natural food, and more organic fruits, vegetables,
    grains (not whole wheat…that’s GMO), and more nuts.

  10. Monsanto, the FDA, the USDA, politicians, and lobbyists for Food
    Corporations such as KRAFT are as corrupt as it gets!!! We the People WANT
    GMO LABELING. If GMOs were so “great” nobody would have an issue with not
    labeling them.
    The bottom line is that GMOs are not safe or nutritious. Shame on you
    Monsanto!!! Shame on you Food Corporations!!! Shame on the politicians!!!
    Shame on the FDA and the USDA!!! What a crooked group of thieving
    liars they are as well.
    NO MORE GMOs !!! Shame on all involved regarding GMOs. And RIP to all the
    farmers in India that committed suicide due to their inability to make a
    profit dealing with sleazy Monsanto. I don’t see how they sleep at night.
    Oh yes I do.
    THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE!!! ZIP!!! ZERO!!! NONE!!!