Sunday, July 13, 2008

Five Action Steps to Protect from GMOs

Dr. Rima (with this blogger as editor) has just completed an important Dispatch on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Five Action Steps to take to protect yourself and your family. Video link at:

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?p=729

Here is a summary of the steps:

Five Action Steps:

1. Become a Natural Solutions Health Freedom Food Ranger (contact food producers about GMO status and let us know their answers for publication)
2. Buy Organic, Wildcrafted, or Local Natural Foods and products
3. Join No GMO Yahoo!Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/no-genetically-modified-foods/join
4. Join Health Freedom eAlert: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=187
5. Donate to support Natural Solutions: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=189

Part of our inalienable right to Health Freedom of Choice is the right to know what products are natural and what products are synthetic (or modified by means such as by adding in alien DNA... quite a different process than the traditional process of selective breeding).

It is the FDA's official policy that since "we all know" (Q: on what scientific basis? A: a decree from President Bush #1 in 1992) that GMO products are safe, no one is allowed to label products as "GMO Free" and companies are not required to tell their customers if their products are GMO infested, even if, for example, pig or cow DNA has been used and the customers are Jews, Moslems or Hindus.

US gov't policy is that no one has the right to truthful information about GMO status, to, we have been told by the US delegate at a Codex meeting a couple years ago, prevent us from making "bad" consumer choices.

That policy is directly contrary to US law. In 2002 Justice O'Connor wrote for the Supreme Court majority, "If the First Amendment means anything, it means that regulating speech must be a last - not first - resort. ... We have previously rejected the notion that the Government has an interest in preventing the dissemination of truthful commercial information in order to prevent members of the public from making bad decisions with the information."

(Thompson v. Western States Medical Center - 01-344, decided on April 29, 2002 - 535 U.S. 357)

3 comments:

terrabuilder said...

policy never equals law

Anonymous said...

policy never equals law? Well it certainly has a similar effect. How many organic-GMO scandals have already occured so far? Have you seen any mention of GMO on any food product produced and sold in the U.S.?

Mark said...

Dear anonymous, my meaning as to "policy not being equal to law" is law is to be obeyed if proven to be contitutional. As far as policy is concerned, I recommend going into a state of resignation or act as though the policy does not exist. Any unconstitutional act, policy or law is null and void. According to the Constitution there are numerous authorities that should not exist under the organic Constitution. However all that changed in 1860-1861 and the United States (in theory) ceased to be a republic. But this is not a law lesson, but something that need closer examination in regards to what we should be following. So as to not get off point, this note needs to be regarded as a point of view to be studied.