22 votes

How about some GOOD news? Historic Victory in Connecticut! First U.S. GMO Labeling Law Passed!

Now we just need the other states to follow suit.

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/ct-to-pass-histor...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

People should be able to defend themselves

If I poisoned your food without telling you and you ate it, as an individual, I would be liable.

If I can't poison you, why should a "corporation" be able to poison you without consequence?

First of all, corporations should not exist. There should be no government favor. The owners (or those in control of operations) of a business should be able to be held legally responsible for the harm inflicted by their products. The government sponsored status of "corporation" allows no such accountability.

Any government or government created entity should not be allowed to do anything an individual can't do - including serving pesticide tainted food to the public.

The food is not yours until

The food is not yours until you have purchased it. Only the owner has any real claim to damages which is not you. If you purchase food that is already tainted then the issue is between you and the seller and not the ceeator of the technology. The manufactorer of guns are not and should not be held liable if the owner miss uses it.

Stick to your principles. If you agree with the use of the gov to achieve your goals through the creation of new laws, then I understand your stance though i disagree with it.

Oh look free market ideas downvoted on the DP

who'd a thunk it. /sarc

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

Click Here To See The Candidates On The Record

It's fraud

which is something that is enforced by the government....even Dr. Paul has stated this. GMO corn is not the same thing as corn....Monsanto has even argued this case in order to patent their gene technology...because you can't patent something unless it is substantially different.

It's fraudulent marketing.

(I didn't down vote you as I understand your opinion on the matter)

Well said!

Totally agree! :)

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

What?

We should not be celebrating this. This doesn't hurt Monsanto, it hurts the companies who are forced to label the food that they get from Monsanto. Monsanto still has politicians In their back pocket. This only makes us look like hypocrites, and gives ammunition to people like Lawrence O'Donnel. I can see him now: "Ron Paul supporters "pretend" to be libertarian and hate government intrusion and regulations on the free market, until a they support regulations that they like." What we should be doing is campaigning to get rid of politicians that pass laws that give favoritism to corporations like Monsanto, which is what Ron Paul has always talked about. Corporatism is the problem, not labeling.

No it doesn't

make us look like hypocrites I'll copy and paste what I wrote above:

It's fraud...which is something that is enforced by the government....even Dr. Paul has stated this. GMO corn is not the same thing as corn....Monsanto has even argued this case in order to patent their gene technology...because you can't patent something unless it is substantially different.

It's fraudulent marketing. I guess you could say that companies shouldn't be forced or regulated to label....but then they can't call it "corn" or "soy" when it is GMO...because it's not really corn.....as it has been argued in court that it's substantially different which allows Monsanto to patent it creating a monopoly on its use and creation.

Truth is what matters!

Stop looking at the letter of the law and look at the spirit/essence of it!
The essence is---TRUTH MATTERS!
Do not be so blindly gullible to put your trust in Corporations to tell the truth.
The only way to make an informed decision as to what companies/products to support (free markets) is to have the companies LABEL their ingredients,otherwise the consumer is left to guess and in so doing can jeopardize their own health by consuming GMO's.

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

Everything you said is contradictory

You can't force someone to label their product and call it free market. You can't force someone to tell te truth and call it freedom. Truth isn't all that matters, what matters most is individual FREEDOM.

Maybe we

Maybe we should be asking the companies that don't use GMO's to make note of it on their labels. Put it on loudly and proudly then we all win.

yeah, they exist...

Look up The NON-GMO Project

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Truth IS freedom

Without truth you have NO FREEDOM!

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

Standing ovation.

You just summarized most of my frurstration with the natural health crowd in 3 sentences.

This is the disconnect between the truth movement and the liberty movement.

Sadly it is you that misses the connection

Truth is the connection to liberty--without truth you have no liberty.

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

It is a cute concept, but a fallacy.

No two people agree on everything. If freesom was dependent on truth, which every single person literally has a different idea of, there would be no freedom.

My understanding of truth on this issue is that biologically and nutritiinally GM food is no different from what os popularly believed to be "natural."I my truth is different from your truth. We SHOULD be able to agree on principles of freesom, though, in voluntaryism. If you want "organic" food, then buy and eat it. I don't care how you label it and won't use gov. to force you to do it my way. I expect the same from you.

Fallacy according to who? who is you!

Your "truth" is based on erroneous and ill informed thinking regarding the "nutritional" value of GM food , so you stand on false ground and promote a false argument while calling it "truth".

Wow.

Go do your research about the "health" of GM food & then come back here & share your "truth" with us.

While your at it, find out why Finland, Germany, Japan, Greece, Italy, Spain France, Norway, Algeria, Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and a host of other countries have restictions and laws banning GMO foods and seed b/c after all according to your "truth" it is nutrionally sound.

Have fun with your research!

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

Great news indeed.

It would be interesting to know how much Monsanto spent trying to defeat this law.

+1

Obviously there is a Monsanto troll on this thread...all the down votes reveal that.
You get a +1 from me!

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

Grow up

Just because people have a different view point than you, doesn't mean they are trolls.

Hooray! More arbitrary government regulations!!

Government is awesome when it enforces the Appealing to Nature fallacy!! I don't like genetic engineering, therefore everyone must submit to my will!!!

Or......

It's fraud...which is something that is enforced by the government....even Dr. Paul has stated this. GMO corn is not the same thing as corn....Monsanto has even argued this case in order to patent their gene technology...because you can't patent something unless it is substantially different.

It's fraudulent marketing. I guess you could say that companies shouldn't be forced or regulated to label....but then they can't call it "corn" or "soy" when it is GMO...because it's not really corn.....as it has been argued in court that it's substantially different which allows Monsanto to patent it creating a monopoly on its use and creation.

DO NOT APPLAUD THE STATE OF CT

As a business owner in this rotten state, let me tell you, this is a sick law veiled with good intentions. CT is the most hostile state to business. The businesses are leaving this state in droves and there is an all out war on small business. There are more people in CT working for the gov't then private sector. Rick Perry is coming here Monday to lure the remaining businesses to Texas. The entitlement state and Magnet cities for illegals is out of control. I would love to see more attention paid to the state of affairs in CT on the DP. They are using the DEEP, the DOL and the DMV to fine and tax businesses to death and forcing people to go to work for the state or fed gov't.

Hey, I use any chance I get to warn people about the evil of CT

Hey, I use any chance I get to warn people about the evil of CT.

My father opened a bakery 2 years back, and I could not believe the fees and rules and regs involved, and the lines of bureaucrats who get paid march through to complain that the plastic edging all around the inside of the building is half an inch too low.

He actually outfitted his whole work area for free. Business is so awful and banks so fearful of loaning, the restaurant equipment companies gave him personal credit. "Pay when you can" was their condition.

By the way, what does your business do?

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

I am in auto repair/towing.

I am in auto repair/towing. It is becoming an insolvent business model in this state. In the Late 80's our gross and workforce was double what it is today and all of our major equipment purchases were made with cash. Today, after you get done paying the freeloading parasites who know they will win any DOL claim, Osha, Insurance and taxes we are left with scraps.

How did I miss this one? So much news on gun-banning

How did I miss this one? There is so much news on gun-banning, arcade videdo game banning, mattress recycling, euthanasia, gay marriage, tax increases, violations of the state constitution's budget cap, the flight of sensible residents, and other wacko oppression and corruption, I didn't even hear about it!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

so...

we are now going to use guns and force small businesses to label their food? And they will have to pay for their food to go through a GOVERNMENT "testing" facility to pass or fail the "non-gmo" status? and i suppose the FDA\USDA is going to handle this? LOL... fools...

you are asking the government to solve your problems? have you learned nothing? the NON-GMO Project already exists... SUPPORT THAT!

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Copy and pasting this to all the comments on here..........

It's fraud...which is something that is enforced by the government....even Dr. Paul has stated this. GMO corn is not the same thing as corn....Monsanto has even argued this case in order to patent their gene technology...because you can't patent something unless it is substantially different.

It's fraudulent marketing. I guess you could say that companies shouldn't be forced or regulated to label....but then they can't call it "corn" or "soy" when it is GMO...because it's not really corn.....as it has been argued in court that it's substantially different which allows Monsanto to patent it creating a monopoly on its use and creation.

then..

if it is indeed fraud, which i'm not doubting, they should be punished in court for defrauding people...

I just don't think we need the government to tell us what is GMO and what is not, because frankly, i won't believe them... we can use private industries for that, such as NON-GMO Project, etc..

Everyone acts as if we aren't a fascist nation... these corporations are running our government.
i mean... if you have the government test these products and the corporations are the ones running the government... you don't see any problems there?

Then, there is the whole, "who is going to pay to enforce this?"... we are. why not just stop buying bs products and start buying things from local merchants, etc?

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Yeah

I definitely get your argument and agree with it for the most part.

I do think private companies could do a better job making sure products are GMO free. The GMO project is a great example. There is a demand to know what is GMO free, so the private sector is popping up and taking hold. Right now, even without labeling...people could eat non-GMO if they really wanted to.

All that being said...Monsanto is in the midst of fraudulent business practices by labeling their GMO crops "corn", "soy", etc. and should be punished accordingly.

I guess I see this Connecticut labeling as a victory against fraud.

Your the only fool on this thread so far.

If they don't want to disclose what is in their product then they can find another line of work. If you can't understand the responsibility that is involved in mass production then you are the fool. Nobody has a RIGHT to mass produce anything but people do have a right to know what they are being sold.