Ron Paul Missed Opportunity - Food FreedomSubmitted by mdefarge on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 04:21
Natural News' Mike Adams and others have awakened many to the takeover of our food supply by the UN, federal government, agribusiness, and big pharma. These issues include but are not limited to family farms and ranches; organic farms; food cooperatives, farmers markets, and the slow food movement; GMO's; toxic pesticides and herbicides; nutrition and "alternative health" re cancer, autism, diabetes, and other diseases or health anomalies; the honeybee crisis; and irradiated food and other standards as per the UN's Codex Alimentarius.
Although these are non-partisan issues, many for whom they are a #1 priority voted for Obama, who made a campaign promise re GMO labeling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI&feature=related), a broken promise. Indeed, he hired a former top Monsanto executive as his food czar (http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/11/08/obama-food-czar-is-f...). Still, from posts I read on various food-related issues, some say Obama is still "better than Romney." One Facebook post reads "Ron Paul GMO's?" This individual was clearly open to supporting Ron Paul. But she checked his Congressional record finding nothing to indicate he would be an ally. There is also nothing on the campaign website. Similarly, in another post, the individual said she knows how Ron Paul's supporters seem to feel (I imagine via Natural News and The Daily Paul), but not Ron Paul himself. Re the GMO issue alone, there are "millions against Monsanto," including "mothers against Monsanto."
While Ron Paul does condemn the UN and its policies, what he primarily mentions is monetary policy and, by name, the IMF and World Bank, not to my knowledge Codex Alimentarius and the FAO and WHO, although also included. Nor, when mentioning the federal regulatory agencies does he specifically mention the USDA and FDA with respect to the above food issues, although also included. And while Ron Paul is the clear states' rights guy, nor have I heard him specifically mention, say, the GMO labeling issue in Vermont, where the state, i.e., the people, are being sued by Monsanto. Ron Paul cannot assume that people will make these connections on their own.
The people have a right to know what is in their food. The people have a right to grow, eat, sell, purchase, or exchange whatever foods they wish. Restoring the quality of food available to Americans is crucial to any plan to restore the country and a concern for millions of Americans. I consider it a tremendous missed opportunity that DOCTOR PAUL does not specifically mention FOOD FREEDOM at the campaign site, nor in his speeches.
Weeks ago I, for one, contacted the campaign re this policy issue, requesting that Ron Paul make a statement. I hope others will as well. http://www.ronpaul2012.com/contact-us/