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Rand Paul Responds to GMO Debate

I am an opponent of the FDA's war on natural foods and farmers. I've stood up for raw milk, hemp and natural supplements. I fought to take power AWAY from the government on these issues. So while there is evidence we should be concerned about GMOs, we should also be careful not to lose our constitutional perspective simply because the end result is one we may desire. That's what we fight against. That's what the statists do. Take a look at a pretty thorough rundown on the recent GMO amendment. There were many more problems with it, including the potential the FDA could have assumed broad new rulemaking authority if this badly written amendment had passed.

Posted on Rand Paul's Facebook page 6/26/12:
https://www.facebook.com/RandPaul2010

Along with a link to this article: http://iroots.org/2012/06/23/was-rand-paul-right-to-vote-aga...



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My take of the Token Libertarian Girl and 'pretty simple'

..She is right to a point....there should be No food industry subsidies to continue to produce these junk food products....
and yes, GMO's are extremely bad for you
and yes, the free market would eliminate these garbage/toxic products immediately if people were able to know ingredients and choose, (i.e. the free market actually being able to work)

Food producers should simply identify what is in their products, so we, as intelligent human beings, can choose for ourselves.

The WRONG or MISSING part is:

COMPANIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LABEL THEIR PRODUCTS AS NON-GMO's, per govt legislation DUE TO Monsanto Prodding!

"Instead of federal regulation, consumers should demand that manufactures provide full information and refuse to buy those products that are not fully labeled. Once producers see there is a demand for non-genetically-engineered products they will act to fulfill that demand. Of course, makers of genetically-engineered food should be held legally responsible if they fraudulently market their products or harm anyone." ~ Ron Paul

If there is nothing wrong with these 'amazing' foods, then there is no reason not to identify they are in our foods. (95% sugar is GMO, sugar is in everything. Then corn, soy, canola oil....etc.)

The only choice we have here is organic, but with no job, that is almost impossible to pay for these higher priced goods.

OR

Grow your own food for yourself and your family. (At least we are trying to grow our own food, but our land is infested now with the resistant bugs from the GMO Junk our neighbors grow! What a nightmare!)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

when you mention sugar

You should distinguish between beet sugar (likely GMO) and cane sugar. If the label just says 'sugar' and not 'cane sugar' then it's likely to be GMO.

And while I'm typing, here's a web site with a non GMO shopping guide:
http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/

And, I appreciate and agree with Rand's response, fwiw.

another link for non GMO's

http://www.nongmoproject.org/

Thanks for your link too!

:)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

This debate continues and no

This debate continues and no one takes the most important part of the equation: Nature. How do you control cross-pollinization when it occurs through the wind? How do stop one state that decides to use gmos from damaging non-hybrid crops on another state? If you can answers does, then let Monsanto use their gmos, which only exist in order to resist pesticides and herbicides that they themselves have develop. And read this too:

http://rt.com/usa/news/superbug-monsanto-corn-resistance-628/

Knowledge is the currency of the Universe.-
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

Labelling doesnt address this

Like you said, labelling doesnt address this issue at all, but you're right that this would be something for the Federal Government to deal with, namely the Courts.

Ventura 2012

I mean, if it was Ron Paul

I mean, if it was Ron Paul giving this reasoning I would buy it 100% but with Rand only 95% because he endorsed Romney(only for that reason though).

Ventura 2012

He could have voted Yea

on the Sanders Amendment for States' rights and allowed states to legislate that GM products be labelled.
I can't find anything in the Constitution that prohibits States from doing that.
So I'm still not convinced about Rand.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

If the states have the power

If the states have the power to do something that the federal government does not, why would the states need permission from an amendment at the federal level? Any power that is outside the authority of the federal government should have no federal legislation passed for or against it.

While I KNOW that Rand is not

While I KNOW that Rand is not Ron, I have to say that I think he's been redeeming himself very well since endorsing Romney and his explanations for his actions are spot on. YMMV, but my faith in Rand is for the most part restored.

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. -Thomas Jefferson
www.brianronk.com

redeem himself to whom?

Maybe he is just doing what he does because that is what he feels is right, rather than in attempt to "redeem himself". I haven't taken a good look at Rand as I have been much to busy working to get his dad nominated. But, the stuff I have read against him - while I understand how the negative conlusions could be drawn - I just think someone's motivations can be twisted in our own spin.

The important thing is to keep a close eye on him

and others self describe as being with the Liberty agenda. As you can see, Rand is trying to redeem himself which is a good thing but we can't let anything go unnoticed, he has to know we have an eye on him, as it should be with elected officials...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

Mine is

not restored, I will basically have to keep watch on him for a long time now and as long as he keeps doing the correct thing my trust will go back up.

If one follows the logical path.....

Rand is right. However....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m66xx-UKHDU

Thanx,

Jason

You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.

Wait!!! Some one read the bill?

I never lost faith in you rand, I put you there to do what you think is right.
Carry on...

I ought to have a monument over me when I die. Not for anything I've done, but for the foolishness I've put a stop to!

Grover Cleveland — our 22nd and 24th president

Lol! It is not considered

Lol! It is not considered "good form" to read the bills. You are supposed to write a page or two and throw it in the pile as it passes around the Senate...sheesh.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Just read the title how can

Just read the title how can you go wrong? "Patriot Act"