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Farm Bill update: Terrible news! Your Senators have voted against the GMO labeling amendment by 73-26.
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RM Sorg
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Bad, bad news!!!
 
Obviously, the Senate is in the pocket of Big Agriculture! Used to be a day when people knew what to do whith people who betrayed them.... 
 
Note that all but 1 of the Senators who voted to have the GMO's labeled are Democrats and Independents. Once again the Republicans have voted for the bottom line, instead of the welfare of the people. A truly sociopathic party.
 
The only other legal alternative (for now) is that all non-GNO food is labelled as "Certified non-GMO" ?!
 
It's hard to blame the Senators.  They represent the people.  I am a standard class citizen who tries to keep my family whole and healthy from the common lab.  I get viewed and ridiculed as a radical by average people for going out of my way to drink clean water, or that I pay extra for produce that goes bad faster (thank goodness, things actually grow on it!).  Most people like living in the Matrix.  I hope this may be an opportunity for us all to get out of the grocery stores more and start opening up more to the local farmer and farmer's markets.  Perhaps such a revolution will help dismantle the monopoly that these corporate farmers have in the first place...  We have to get out of the mindset that we will somehow starve without the supermarket.  Not to mention, it wouldn't hurt to have a few less 18 wheelers on the road hauling "all white meat chicken" that was made in a factory. 
 
Hi Ben - I don't know if the Senators really do represent the people - in many polls, it is estimated that between 80-90% of Americans would not buy food that is labeled GM. "Big Agribiz" has tons of money - I think there is too much corruption in DC. (probably the understatement of the year). I think the tipping point will happen when Americans start speaking with their wallets. Think about what you spend on food. Every person the pulls out of the Matrix (I love using the Matrix as comparison) makes it a lot weaker - by about 5 figures per year. And I can relate, I run around to 3 stores and 2 Farmers Markets on a regular basis, where I used to go to only 1 store. But you know, my kids and I have not been to the doctor in a couple of years. So it is definitely cost effective. We just don't get sick!
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I rather spend more now, on healthier, organically grown produce; then later in my old age!! I too support local farmers market and my family is healthier because of it.
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