Sedgwick, Maine Took the Controversial Libertarian Position on GMO Foods. And yes, They're Still Alive.Submitted by Vots on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:42
Note: This is an article I wrote for a publication but it was rejected. So I'm going to post it here as a DP Original.
Sedgwick, Maine Took the Controversial Libertarian Position on GMO Foods. And yes, They're Still Alive.
Nine European countries have already banned Monsanto's GMO corn. Throughout Europe there's a growing outcry of just getting rid of Monsanto and GMO all together. That same public sentiment is now beginning to spread throughout the United States as anti-GMO protests and movements continue to gain support. Then you have the town of Sedgwick, Maine who decided to just let the people have complete freedom over their food choices.
Now before this issue of labeling GMO or banning them can be addressed, these questions briefly need answered: what is a GMO and why do so many people hate it?
GMO stands for a genetically modified organism. According to Wikipedia, it is simply an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Critics say that when this genetic altering is applied to foods for human consumption, it makes the food harmful to human health. Therefore critics of GMO foods view it as poison, and at the very least they say it should be labeled, and possibly even go so far as banning the food itself.
The biggest GMO producer however – Monsanto – detests those arguments of its critics. From Monsanto.com:
Plants and crops with GM traits have been tested more than any other crops—with no credible evidence of harm to humans or animals...Governmental regulatory agencies, scientific organizations and leading health associations worldwide agree that food grown from GM crops is safe to eat.
Nick Gillespie | Apr. 4, 2014 12:00 pm
The Daily Beast introduces readers to Shenna Bellows, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who is taking on Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Vacationland State.
If it is sunny I can walk.
This report - when released in full - will cause the debate to come up again. Necons: This will further expose you
Some tree trimmers woke up a man who was still sleeping and when he came out to yell at them they thought he was armed and called the cops.
If you have the time or the inclination check out some of the officer's posted responses
Video: Bridgeport man faces felony after speaking too long at township board meeting
By Brad Devereaux | email@example.com
March 18, 2014 at 7:45 AM, updated March 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM
BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, MI — A Bridgeport man faces a felony charge after he was arrested by police at a township board meeting when he refused to stop talking past a three-minute time limit for public comment.
BIRTH OF MAINE'S BOUND DELEGATES
FLASHBACK: August 28th 2012 Tampa, Florida: The following transcript is from a meeting of the RNC Rules Committee that took place on the 2nd day of the 2012 Republican National Convention prior to the now infamous and highly controversial floor vote and Maine's duly elected delegates walking off the floor in protest.
BILL PAULSEN (Minnesota): ...With this compromise language, we will pass 16(a)(1), which will require without regard to state party rules that all states-- that all delegates be bound....
CHAIRMAN SUNUNU: Thank you, sir. Mr. Barbour, you have the final presentation on this motion.
This is hilarious for CNN - especially at the end with A Cooper.
I am surprised, disappointed and yes shocked that an incident of this magnitude did not make for front page news on the DP. O yes, here was one thread. When I finally got here I noticed the front page threads were so trivial in comparison. Who makes these choices?
I spent most of yesterday learning about, reading, watching videos and thinking about this horrible brutality of law enforcement in Los Angeles. The before and after pictures of Kelly Thomas almost too horrible to look at. Has anyone here seen them?
As a result of the verdict, Dan Hughes, Fullerton's Chief of Police, has the following comment:
"We respect the jury's verdict, and appreciate the consideration the jury gave to the evidence. We understand that there may be a wide variety of reactions to the verdict and encourage anybody who wishes to express their feelings to do so respectfully.
Maine joined Connecticut this week as the second state in the nation to sign a genetically modified food labeling law, but you may not have heard much about it because the mainstream media hasn’t really said anything about it.
Do a basic news engine search and you’ll see that no mainstream media outlets have reported anything on this story. In fact, at the time of writing this, the most I could find was Washington Post Blog and Grist (with a ridiculously biased title).
For those who don't know me, my name is Eric Brakey and I was the Maine State Director for the 2012 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign. Now, I am running for Maine State Senate in a very competitive and very winnable seat.
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