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Attention Californians: David vs. Monsanto Documentary

Watch it now:

http://youtu.be/mSkjnz5eUE4

http://articles.mercola.c...

Californians can view this documentary and learn about GMOs and the intimidation Monsanto is wielding over farmers before voting (YES hopefully) on Prop 37.Dr. Joseph Mercola is being attacked and smeared in negative ad mailers, but he posted the documentary link so people can view it for free before that privilege expires on November 10, 2012.

Percy Schmeiser, a feisty and savvy farmer, battled with Monsanto. In the process he has brought to light not only Monsanto’s attempt to control the food supply, but the pitfalls of any company being allowed to have the right to put a patent on higher life forms including birds, fish and human beings.

29:40 minutes in, Percy explains the damage seen from GMOs. He says GMOs are not based on proven science. “We do not want any more GMOs.”… “The corporations want total control of the seed supply which will then give them total control of the food supply. That’s what GMOs are all about; not more food to feed a hungry world but control of the seed supply.”

The second half of the documentary addresses the quality, technology and science associated with GMOs.

www.percyschmeiser.com/Ar...

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I agree with your premise

Although that would mean not buying food from any retail store. Retail stores have to follow FDA and USDA guidlines, so that would mean you couldn't shop at any grocery stores if you wanted food. Idealy we would all buy our food from directly from farmers and farmers markets, however, it may not be to long before they start to try to regulate the farmers market's as well.
I agree the USDA should have never gotten involved with organic, we do have "Certified Naturally Grown" (www.naturallygrown.org) run by farmer and consumers and The non-GMO project (www.nongmoproject.org) So please at least spend some time helping promote these free market aprouches rather than bashing a States right to allow consumers to know what's in their food.

It does not mean not buying

It does not mean not buying food from any retail store. The consumer can demand labeling directly from the producer, or demand it from the seller, who will demand it from the producer. The consumer can vote with his pocketbook by boycotting anything he does not trust. Why do there need to be more middlemen? This does not need to involve government force and inefficiency.

Your stating that "it may not be to long before they start to try to regulate the farmers market's as well." is not a valid argument for statism.

"So please at least spend some time helping promote these free market aprouches rather than bashing a States right to allow consumers to know what's in their food."? Really? What exactly is it you think I'm doing, if it is not promoting free market approaches? And, are you really arguing that without government intervention, there is no way for people to know what is in their food?

no, govenment intervention CAUSED

the problem of people not being able to know what's in there food, please re-read my comments

You said, "...rather than

You said, "...rather than bashing a States right to allow consumers to know what's in their food." Are you saying that the State of California is currently preventing consumers from knowing what's in their food? Are you saying that consumers are prevented from knowing enough to make an educated choice about what they put in their bodies without the State of California exercising its "right" to "allow" consumers to know what's in their food? (BTW, the State of California has no rights whatsoever. Only individuals have rights.)

yes, consumers are prevented from knowing if thier food is GM

"Are you saying that the State of California is currently preventing consumers from knowing what's in their food?"
no but the FDA is:

the FDA says it will not allow labels like "GM-free," "GMO-Free" or "biotech-free." The agency says guaranteeing a product to be free of GM material is virtually impossible (not true GMO corn and soy can be tested in a lab to be different) Instead the labels will have to say the food was not produced through bioengineering. The FDA said it may take legal action against companies that violate these guidelines.

source: www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/millenium/fdadisallowsgmo-fre...
part in ( ) is my addition

Excellent. So let's proceed

Excellent. So let's proceed with eliminating government intervention.

agreed!

so should we not start with the agency that is causing the most harm, the FDA. By having the States regulate their own food proves the FDA to be not needed. Believe me if California strikes this down the FDA will be right there waiting with their "solution" I would much rather see this delt with on a State level.

So the law is to

restrain both government and corporations (they're working together), by requiring that frankenfood not be passed off as real, wholesome food. It's an anti fraud law. A calgene tomato is a fraudulent tomato, unless it's labeled. That's a law that protects the free market from fraud.

The real "anti-fraud law" is

The real "anti-fraud law" is the one that allows you to sue if someone misrepresents a product. If Monsanto is committing fraud by calling a GMO tomato a "tomato", then sue them. If the courts don't agree, then you know where the real problem is, and where you should focus your attention.

Did you watch the video?

Do you know about Monsanto, the history of the company, or genetically engineered food?

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Anti fraud law

Nice angle.

In the movie he mentions the research by Japanese scientists who refute Monsanto's claim that the food is "substantially similar" to its non-GMO counterparts. In other words, they're calling something a soybean, and selling it as a soybean, but in fact, it is not a soybean.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

now your on the right track

don't buy the GMO crap and let food manufacters know you will not buy products that have corn or soy if they are not labeled GMO free, that is what this site promotes: www.responsibletechnology.org