In case you didn’t read it, I started off my Organic Link Love column the other day with a quote from Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic Senator from Michigan and chair of the Agriculture Committee.
During the recent vote for GMO-labeling in the Senate Farm Bill, The Huffington Post quoted her as saying that “labels run counter to science and the public interest in healthy food.”
This is one of the most ridiculous statements that I have ever heard. And it is completely insulting to the intelligence of any American citizen.
In the United States, we have a fundamental right to know what is in our food. Yet, these rights don’t seem to matter to a majority of the politicians in Washington, D.C., such as Senator Stabenow, who are fighting against the labeling of GMOs.
The real question is: why are so many men and women in Congress doing everything they can to kill GMO-labeling efforts?
Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder/Chairman of Stonyfield and Founder of Just Label It!, said it best the other day when he gave a commencement address at Bates College in Maine:
“conventional wisdom is a fabricated aura of inevitability bought and paid for by massive lobbying and campaign finance donations.”
This is not hyperbole. This is reality. Read more »