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Spring Bright

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We just lost the constitutinal right to take Monsanto to court if their GMO crops sicken or kill us. Any comment?

Is this still America when the government grants freedom from responsibility for creating dangerous or deadly products to giant corporations? How can we protect ourselves when our bees are dying because of Round-up and Monsanto can easily get laws passed that free it from any responsibility for its products and the damage they cause, like killing all the bees?

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Closing Statement from Spring Bright

I am glad a lot of people are well informed about GMOs, the death of bees and the battle for our right to know what's in our food.
Not long ago we didn't have to spend hours reading labels. Peanut butter was defined as peanuts and salt. maybe with sugar. Now hundreds of untested chemicals are added to food. We should not be forced to read labels to protect ourselves.
When companies don't have to disclose GMOs in our food we've lost the right to defend ourselves and our families. Anyone who is in favor of gun rights should be in favor of the right to know what's in our food and to not eat anything they find objectionable or even questionable. Shouldn't they?

Mr. Colera argues that GMOs aren't "conclusively proven" to be bad. I'm sorry, but corporations should not have all the rights. People deserve to have safe, unadulterated food and corporations should have to prove what they are adding to food is "conclusively safe" not the other way around.

They're adding "new" foods, they're profiting from GMOs, let them prove they're "conclusively safe" before they can sell them.
That's the logical, sensible, fair way to protect the public from "new" things.
People should not accept any industry assurance that something unproven to be safe should be allowed in food.

Why isn't this a major election issue? It should be.

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  • Jun 11 2013: Monsanto brought us DDT, that sickened & killed many and is still in the blood of every man, woman, & child in America. That was before the Vietnam war, then Monsanto brought us Agent Orange, and the world saw how that turned out, then they brought us roundup, one of the biggest cancer culprits in american history, then they own aspartame, a neurotoxin that should have never been introduced into the food supply, but then how would Dick Cheney & Donald Rumsfeld make money, starting the 2nd day Ronnie Reagan was in office. Amazing evil and now the GMO threat to humanity. The world says NO, and so Monsanto stuffs it down americans throats. 85% of the GMO in the world, consumed by americans, since no other country will allow it inside their borders. China burned 3 ships filled with the poison GMO. Japan, ditto, Peru, Hungary, France, etc....
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      Jun 12 2013: I don't think it is just "Monsanto" that stuffs things down our throats. In many respects we do more damage to ourselves stuffing McDonald's Big Mac's down our throats.

      http://healthnews.ediets.com/health-topics/obesity-more-dangerous-than-smoking.html

      Or how about this: http://www.examiner.com/article/obesity-death-rate-is-overtaking-cigarette-smoking

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      • Jun 13 2013: McDonalds and most other forms of fast food have extremely high level of GMO products in them, thus is why they are so bad for your health. They have been proven to cause cancer, yet there is no warning label.
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          Jun 13 2013: GMO - Genetically Modified Organism? What kind of GMO stuff is in a McDonald's burger!
      • Jun 13 2013: GMO wheat for the bun
        GMO soy for filler in the burger
        GMO feed that the cow ate to make the patty
        GMO soy and canola oil used to fry the fries
        GMO lettuces released last year
        GMO tomato called the FlvrSvr was one of the first GM crops available
        GMO high fructose corn syrup in your soda

        Should I continue? please google all of this

        The only GMO that McDonald's has fought is the potato and thats because it just started making an appearance this year and their is way to much public out cry for them to do it.
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          Jun 13 2013: Thanks for the info. Glad I'm not dead yet, but maybe I should worry? Also, I'm really glad that all this GMO stuff didn't change the taste of any McDonald's food.

          But I guess the health/GMO issues are a much bigger deal.
      • Jun 13 2013: Juan, Watch the documentary called "Food inc" and another by a french company, cant remember the title about Monsanto. That one covers all aspects of what Monsanto is doing. Try youtube. But be warned the details, eg the suicide rate of farmers in india, amongst other things, is frightening.

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