t's a sign of the times that the supreme court sides with the CORPORATIONS. Crooks in robes with NO respect for human life.
I was glad to see that Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich announced that he would introduce three bills to provide for regulation of all genetically engineered plants, animals, bacteria and other organisms:
Kucinich Announces Right to Know Legislation in Wake of Alfalfa Supreme Court Ruling
Washington, Jun 21 –
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a long-time advocate of family farmers and organic foods, today made the following statement after the Supreme Court voted 7-1 to allow the experimental planting of genetically modified alfalfa seed before an environmental review is completed:
“Today the Supreme Court ruled that when it comes to genetically modified organisms, we as consumers, have to wait until the damage is done and obvious, before we can act to protect health and the environment, even if that damage could be irreversible.
“Haven’t we learned from the catastrophe in the Gulf of the dangers of technological arrogance, of proceeding ahead with technologies without worrying about the consequences? Why do we continue to throw precaution to the wind?
“Tomorrow I will introduce three bills this week that will provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all Genetically Engineered (GE) plants, animals, bacteria, and other organisms. To ensure we can maximize benefits and minimize hazards, Congress must provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all GE products. Structured as a common-sense precaution to ensure GE foods do no harm, these bills will ensure that consumers are protected, food safety measures are strengthened, farmers’ rights are better protected and biotech companies are responsible for their products,” said Kucinich.
Kucinich is one of the few legislators I respect and I believe to be sincere. However, I was very disappointed when Obama was able to get Kucinich to change his vote on the health care legislation (big pharma and insurance bail-out).
I'll try to find some more info about co-sponsors and details about the legislation to post here. Kucinich asks:
Haven’t we learned from the catastrophe in the Gulf of the dangers of technological arrogance, of proceeding ahead with technologies without worrying about the consequences? Why do we continue to throw precaution to the wind?
The answer is obvious: Of course not. The morons in the gulf states DEMAND that deep sea drilling continues.
Sometimes I really wonder whether it wouldn't be best for the planet if humans eradicated themselves BEFORE destroying the planet. Leave a viable planet for some truly intelligent life to evolve.
Here we are, the veggies and trees are growing, we're having all these plans for building and we love living in the Joshua Tree desert just about as far away from pollution as possible, but no matter where you live, you can't just “do your thing” and NOT be impacted.
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