On Friday, July 29, 2016, President Obama tossed American consumers a life preserver filled with lead as he signed S. 764, dubbed the DARK Act because it Denies Americans the Right to Know if their food is genetically engineered.
The DARK Act "White House Petition" had received over 100,000 names and was therefore "considered," but the petition was in the end rejected. So for now, states may not be able to require genetically engineered food to be identified as such. Find more information at Illinois Right to Know GMO here.
The Space Alien is saddened but will not be deterred from efforts to bring to light the many problems associated with genetically engineered food. The Space Alien cares!
To learn about some of these problems, the Space Alien hopes that readers will read Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
by Steven Druker and GMO Myths and Truths, 3rd Edition
, by Michael Antoniou et al
. study the books offered in the sidebar, or ask their public library to acquire them.
The deception involved in bringing these foods to market was summarized recently by Steven Druker in Independent Science News. To read this analysis click here.
And for a genetic scientist's view of the risks involved because of inadequate safety assessment of genetically engineered crops, click here.
The Space Alien was particularly distressed during a Philadelphia flyover this past week to see a former U. S. President (and spouse of the current Democratic nominee for that office) chatting it up with the current U. S. Secretary of Agriculture seated at his right hand.
This Ag Sec has unfortunately been a strong supporter of genetic engineering and he is certainly no friend of mandatory, clear, on-package labeling. This duo looked to the Space Alien like two kids on a date at a rock concert. Is this a portent of things to come? The Space Alien believes it is, and this is worrisome.
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