While not genetically modified themselves, dairy products are not immune to the insidious impacts of GMOs. Cows living on industrialized farms, or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), are fed almost entirely GMO crops like corn, soy, alfalfa, cotton seed, and/or sugar beets. In fact, 98% of GM soy and 49% of GM corn goes to feeding livestock and poultry.
He also gets cash from American Crystal Sugar. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, even if that bite is a juicy slice of GMO pie. Another one on the list is Amy Klobuchar, who takes a lot of money from General Mills. General Mills tried to head in the better direction, but Shareholders of the company prevented them from doing so in 2014.
…when the industrial food behemoth’s shareholders were presented with a proposal to dump all genetically modified ingredients from the company’s vast lineup of brands, they responded with a resounding “No.”
Heitkamp takes the least from Big Food. However, she makes up with it in biotechnology, according to Politico.
Heitkamp was the most vocally conflicted supporter of the GMO labeling bill on Tuesday. Though she has been a firm supporter of biotechnology, she has long expressed opposition to preemption on state labeling. She expressed reservations about how the committee voted to preempt states “in a pretty cavalier way” even though she voted herself to advance the measure.
Essentially, pro-GMO bills (and that’s exactly what they are) are little more than scams. And scams typically involve bribes. Your health, your children’s health, your grandmother’s health, are all being sacrificed for increases in revenue.
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Published on Feb 25, 2016