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Hawaii wants GMO foods labeled (opinion)

Sunday, April 22, 2012 by: Hesh Goldstein
Tags: Hawaii, GMOs, food labeling

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(NaturalNews) For years Monsanto has infiltrated our islands because of our year round planting and growing cycle. Unfortunately, what they are planting and growing is detrimental to the health of anyone that consumes it.

Because of Monsanto's financial power, they succeed in "buying" state and federal politicians that regularly bend over forward for them and acquiesce to anything they say. This is evidenced by the fact that Monsanto's former attorneys, employees and okole kissers, head key government agencies.

When we go to the market, many of us read labels to make sure that we buy that which we want to eat. There are, of course, many that do not care as evidenced by the obesity epidemic we are in the midst of. Yet, we all have that opportunity. We can check calories, sodium content, fat content, sugar content, etc. The one thing we cannot check is GMO content and that right to check GMO content is presently denied to more than 90% of Americans. And why?

Because our genetically modified government does not require GMOs to be labeled.

As a result, Americans are eating GMO foods without informed consent. What's worse is that the FDA, headed by former Monsanto employees, does not require independent safety testing of these ingredients

In fact, documents uncovered in litigation show that FDA scientists believe that GMO foods could pose serious risks and need stringent testing, but their administrative superiors overruled them. As a result, the FDA has a weak "voluntary consultation" process with biotech crop developers and relies entirely on whatever data the companies choose to disclose. The FDA does not even ascertain that GMO foods are safe, but defers to "industry assurances".

The FDA's labeling policy rests on the antiquated doctrine that only changes in food that can be detected by taste, smell or other senses need to be labeled. Since GMO food differences cannot be sensed in this way, the FDA declared that GMO foods are not materially different from conventionally produced foods and no labeling is required.

This policy is entirely inadequate to deal with the changes to food that can be triggered by genetic engineering.

Potential hazards presented by GMO foods include the presence of unique toxins, elevated levels of native plant toxins, and reduced nutritional content, although it could take years or even generations, before the adverse effects of GMO foods are known with certainty.

Despite industry rhetoric about miracle "super crops", the reality is that are only "super" by their ability to withstand the endless spraying of toxic, cancer-causing herbicides (namely RoundUp Ready), thus producing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant weeds.

Mandatory labeling would give consumers the ability to make an informed choice as to whether or not the foods they choose to consume were produced in a sustainable manner.

For more than 10 years, federal GMO-labeling legislation has been introduced but has failed to pass. For more than 10 years no one in the federal government has chosen to bite the hand that feeds him or her. Maybe that's about to change. There are now 55 members of Congress that have signed a letter to support labeling of GMO products.

Hawaii is one of 14 states that wants GMOs labeled and prides itself in being in the forefront of efforts to protect the safety of our food and the health of our environment.

Recently, the state of Vermont was a breath away from passing a GMO labeling bill when Monsanto said if they passed that bill they would sue the state of Vermont. The Governor of Vermont, like all the other spineless politicians, caved in and said that he would not burden the people of Vermont with this financial hardship and would kill the bill. Yet, the people of Vermont took a different stand and are banding together in telling the governor to allow the bill to pass and are in the process of raising funds to withstand Monsanto coercion.

We, in Hawaii, are demanding that our state Legislature stop listening to the Monsanto lobbyists and instead listen to the people that elected them. Anything less would be a betrayal of the public's trust and our right to know how our food is produced.

For those of you out there with similar issues, I present to you the following website when you can go to and read about the horrors of GMOs for yourself.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/57277946/roundupandbirthdefectsv5

Aloha!

About the author:
I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called "Health Talk". In 2007 I was "forced" to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials. They do not call in anymore. Going to www.healthtalkhawaii.com enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition to espousing an organic vegan diet for optimum health, I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big Pharma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, the public health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the tricks.
After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child I developed asthma. After taking the organic sulfur crystals (they are harvested from the pine trees in Louisiana) in November of 2008 for 10 days my asthma reversed and has not come back over 4 years later, 18 cases, so far, of autism have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, joint pain, astigmatism, gum disease, increased sexual activity, heavy metal and radiation elimination, parasite elimination, free radicals elimination, faster athletic recovery time, increased blood circulation, reduced inflammation, resistance to getting the flu, reduction of wrinkles, allergy reduction, reduced PMS and monthly period pain, nausea, migraines and so much more. And it's only possible because of the oxygen it releases that floods the cells of the body. The sulfur, as proven by the University of Southampton in England, enables the body to produce vitamin B12 and the essential amino acids. You can find out more about this incredible nutrient also on my website - www.healthtalkhawaii.com -.
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