Interesting CT Meeting with Legislators About GMO FoodsSubmitted by Spiritof1776 on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 23:41
We had an interesting town hall type meeting with 3 State legislators who sponsored and recently got a bill out of committee that would requires food manufacturers that have GMO food in their product to state that on their label.
I also got an opportunity before the meeting, in a one on one setting to address a couple of other issues I personally feel very strongly about. One is constitutional money. It is amazing how uninformed they are about their constitutional responsibilities and powers.(She thought it was solely a federal issue. Wrong. I let her know their are now 12 States that have introduced "Sound money bills". Article 1 sec.10)
The other issue is an honest, transparent vote count. I got a very positive response from one of them (Republican) on that issue. She agreed that the machines are rigged and is willing do something about it.
The best part of the night though came when US Senator Blumenthal showed up a little later. He made his little pitch, blah, blah, blah on how we should call the FDA and demand they require companies to list GMO on their label if it is in their food. Then he tried to slip out of the meeting. I headed him off and met up with him in the lobby. I confronted him on the NDAA bill he voted for. The dialogue was civil. Sorta. I did not yell at him but I told him I thought that bill has to be one of the most egregious bills ever passed by congress. How it violates our right to due process, etc. He quickly let me know how he offered an amendment to guarantee due process (that failed). Yeah right, but he still voted for it. I went on to say this bill resembles something that was used in Nazi Germany or Stalin's regime. He agreed, so I said well maybe you should get together with Senator Paul and repeal this. He just smiled. Believe me, I am not going to hold my breath but it sure felt good confronting him on that bill.