While everyone is focused on labeling GMOs instead of banning them, Monsanto is hard at work making sure that local communities and counties are prohibited from banning the planting of GMOs. The state version of the Monsanto Protection Act just past the Oregon Senate:
Senate Bill 633: Relating to the preemption of local laws regulating agriculture. Makes legislative finding and declaration that regulation of agricultural seed, flower seed, nursery seed and vegetable seed and products of agricultural seed, flower seed, nursery seed and vegetable seed be reserved to state.
So, while we hop on the labeling bandwagon, Monsanto is pleased as punch because behind the scenes, it is working with the government to make sure that no county can ban them. Who cares if they are labeled if you control the agency that is responsible for labeling. By the time watered-down labels go through, if they do, it will be game, set, match if bans are in effect banned by Monsanto in collusion with state governments, and labeling is a mere charade concocted by….. Monsanto, of course!
©2013 Barbara H. Peterson