Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by David Armstrong
It’s a new day in Washington, D.C. after Donald J. Trump defied the odds and beat the political establishment of both parties, but unfortunately, the federal bureaucracy lives on and until he has more time to cut it down to size, it will continue to make lives more difficult — and dangerous — for Americans.
One group of regulators that is particularly loathsome are those who deal with food safety, notes Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. In a recent podcast, he asks if you’ve ever wondered why toxic food additives and ingredients that are banned in many other countries around the world are still legal in foods sold across the USA, or why GMOs aren’t allowed to be labeled in America, keeping consumers in the dark about what they’re eating?
“The answer is that U.S. government regulators have been deeply corrupted by industry influence. They now operate solely to protect the interests of food and agriculture industries by keeping consumers ignorant of all the toxic poisons and GMOs they’re eating,” Adams says.
The Health Ranger noted that many substances like GMOs and pesticides are being banned by other countries but not the United States, because our government “is so incredibly corrupt” (as we’ve seen once more in recent days with new revelations about how Russian officials bribed Hillary Clinton and her husband to get 20 percent of U.S.-held uranium — and the FBI knew about it but did nothing).
Adams says Americans are currently living under a system of “food fascism” because the government is so beholden to many big corporations and together they have formed a totalitarian partnership that beats down competition while enforcing corporate- and big government-friendly rules, even to the detriment of We the People.
“When you have big corporations write the regulatory rules, you have fascism,” he said. “When government exists to protect the interests of the corporations while betraying the interests of the people, you have fascism.”
And the problem is particularly inherent in the American food industry, where corporate control over the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pervasive.
“Think about it,” he said. “Why in any sane society would we not label GMOs? Why would we not want the consumer to have more information that they can use to make an informed decision about what they wish to eat?
And yet, every legitimate effort — by states, by advocacy groups, by organic growers — to force the government to mandate GMO labeling has gone down in defeat or is being litigated out of existence in the courtrooms. (Related: Check out the Health Ranger’s GMO labeling song “Just Label It”.)
While the issue hasn’t yet come up during the Trump administration, President Obama — who claimed in 2008 during his first presidential campaign to support GMO labeling — signed federal legislation in August 2016 preempting states from requiring food labeling to contain information on GMOs.
That law, Adams said, signifies to Americans that they don’t really have a right to know what’s in their food.
“Of course, America is the headquarters of Monsanto and the biotech industry, which of course have their financial tentacles into academia, the media” and government.
Adams noted that Trump is pro-organic and doesn’t need GMO corporate America’s money, making him the most likely president to push for new legislation that would require food makers to fully inform Americans about what’s in their food.
“It’s no coincidence that the people who used to argue that smoking cigarettes was safe are now arguing that GMOs are safe,” Adams said, alluding to the similarities between how the tobacco and GMO industries are using similar public relations tactics to keep people in the dark about the dangers of their products.
There’s so much more Adams discusses, and you can hear his discussion in its entirety by clicking below or clicking here.
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