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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:24 PM

Koch and Monsanto team up to further poison your food & keep you from knowing about it

https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3042/koch-industries-and-monsanto-team-up-to-end-your-right-to-know

Koch-Backed Congressman to Introduce GE Labeling Preemption Bill

“An Unholy Alliance between Monsanto and Koch Industries”


Apparently it wasn’t an April fool’s joke. Three months after news outlets revealed the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) plan to pursue federal legislation to block states from enacting “right to know” laws, they finally have a sponsor: Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS).

According to news reports, Congressman Pompeo plans to introduce legislation to prevent states from enacting laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. The bill would instead codify a failed 13-year old voluntary labeling standard for GE foods.

“GMA’s selection of Congressman Pompeo as their champion shows how extreme the proposal really is,” said Colin O’Neil, director of government affairs for Center for Food Safety. “Selecting Pompeo creates an unholy alliance between Monsanto and Koch Industries, two of the most reviled corporations in America.”

Congressman Mike Pompeo was the single largest recipient of campaign funds from the Koch Brothers in 2010. After winning election with Koch money, Congressman Pompeo hired a Koch Industries lawyer to run his office. According to The Washington Post, Congressman Pompeo then introduced bills friendly to Koch Industries while Koch hired outside lobbyists to support them.

Koch Industries’ subsidiary, Georgia-Pacific, is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association which donated more than $7 million against the recent Washington State ballot initiative to label GE foods. Monsanto, another GMA member, was the single largest contributor to that campaign. Between Washington State and California, Monsanto, GMA (including Georgia-Pacific), and others, have contributed over $67 million to keep consumers in the dark about GE foods.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:34 PM

1. gov't of, by, and for the almighty corporation

This is some scary shit.

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:58 PM

2. When I saw references to "Representative" Mike Pompeo

I said to myself, isn't he the Secretary of State? Sure enough, the article is dated over five years ago. and was during the Obama administration.

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