This priceless video shows how corrupt our politicians are:

I received this video from Food Democracy with a petition to label GMO foods:

Today, America remains divided along increasingly partisan lines. If there’s one thing that’s been shown to unite Republicans and Democrats, it’s labeling of genetically engineered foods! That’s right, a recent poll found that 89% of Republicans and 93% of Democrats believed in labeling of foods that contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
Incredibly, in 2007 then Senator Barack Obama made a campaign promise to label GMOs. Join us today to encourage First Lady Michelle Obama to call on President Obama to Unite America by renewing his pledge to “let folks know whether their food has been been genetically modified, because Americans should know what they’re buying!”.
Tell President Obama it’s time to Unite America and Label GMOs!

I signed the petition and added my thoughts about Obama (really irrelevant, since he’s just a puppet like any other president), but I doubt that petitions will make a difference. I’ve already signed a gazillion similar petitions and nobody could care less what WE THE PEOPLE want.
It’s once again up to CALIFORNIANS to pave the way for the nation and to pass Proposition 37, the GMO food labeling initiative.
It seems like a no-brainer, why would anyone be AGAINST labeling of GMOs?
Monsanto’s recent $4.2 million contribution to defeat Prop. 37 is just the tip of the iceberg. Big Ag and the many related industries who profit from GMOs will do whatever they can to convince Californians that they don’t need to know what’s in their food.
Michele Simon at the Huffington Post:
Top 10 Lies Told by Monsanto on GMO Labeling in California
I’ve talked to many people who were told by their doctors to STOP eating GMOs and to eat as much organic food as possible. It DOES make a difference.
If the FDA and USDA weren’t so corrupt (owned and operated by Big Ag and Monsanto et al), GMOs would have been prohibited a long time ago.
I’m currently reading Secrets of the Soil by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird and I’m very new to biodynamic farming. I’ll write more about it once I’m done with the book, but I found the introduction quite interesting. It describes how chemical factories switched after the war from making products for the military to using many of these same products on food crops — they needed a market.
Remember Oklahoma City and the fertilizer bomb? It makes perfect sense.
Presumably much of the genetic engineering research is for military applications.
And that’s another reason for our government to allow the use of GMOs in our food — consumers are the guinea pigs and they even finance this research every time they shop at the supermarket.
One of the best resources for information on genetically engineered foods is Jeffrey Smith’s Institute for Responsible Technology.
I recently posted about his latest DVD:
Video: Jeffrey Smith’s GMO documentary Genetic Roulette