It is critical now to localize our food supplies. Support and promote our local producers and grow your own. This is the only way we can be sure of what we are eating since the sociopaths in power will not change no matter who you write or how many petitions you sign.
This information is just for this week and if we look forward it means Big Ag food supplies will only get more contaminated.
Big Ag is completely circumventing GMO concerns and labeling demands by creating a new synthetic that does will not fall under GMO labeling guidelines or radar. This is a classic way they stay way ahead of any movements to ban, regulate or provide oversight on their engineered food stuffs.
The USDA announced this week that the agency has changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances (such as synthetics) in food that carries the “organic or “made with organic” label. This decision makes it easier to continue use of artificial ingredients and substances, undermining integrity of the organic label.
In a telling response to the highly concerning discovery that Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa ended up contaminating a ‘GMO-free’ crop harvest, the USDA went on record in declaring that the genetic contamination was perfectly normal and not any of their concern.
In fact, the USDA went on to say that there are measures in place to ‘minimize’ the widespread contamination of Monsanto’s genetically modified crop, and that’s all that’s required. What the organization is saying here is that it doesn’t matter if GMOs are contaminating ‘GMO-free’ crops, and it doesn’t even seem to matter that the very integrity of the international food supply is being mixed with genetically modified crop varieties. The agency tasked with keeping our food supply functioning safely even says that it’s really a ‘marketplace’ issue.
In the response reported by Reuters:
“USDA said the detection of Monsanto Co’s patented Roundup Ready herbicide-tolerant trait in the Washington farmer’s non-GMO alfalfa crop should be addressed by the marketplace and not the government.”