Monday, September 15, 2008

Dennis Kuchinich - Defending the People's Right to Know - GMOs

Please Click Here: Action Step on Kuchinch Bills.

At a minimum true Health Freedom requires the free flow of truthful and not misleading information about these matters of personal concern. That's why Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote in Thompson v. Western States Medical Center, decided on April 29, 2002 - 535 U.S. 357:

"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."

"Even if the Government did argue that it had an interest in preventing misleading advertisements, this interest could be satisfied by the far less restrictive alternative of requiring ... a warning that the [product] had not undergone FDA testing and that its risks were unknown."

Without such free and open access to commercial information, part of the Free Speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution for the united States of America, we are not adults making decisions about our own bodies and health, but rather supplicants begging political and medical high priests for permission to live.

So it is with Food as it is with all such matters. Without truthful and not misleading information about the Food offered to us on the marketplace, we cannot be free consumers.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are novel bacteria, fungi, yeasts, plants and animals, created by genetic engineering and cross-species manipulation, not produced by the slower and millennia-proven procedures of breeding and hybridization. These new products with their novel proteins and unknown threats offer a clear example of the need to apply what is called the Precautionary Principle: do not do what may cause unintended and unpredictable consequences.

Rather than apply that rational principle, the US FDA, supported by executive orders, "deems" GMO products safe and does not require GMO labeling. It goes one step further, forbidding, against the Thompson Doctrine, "GMO Free" labeling!

Earlier this year, despite US demands at Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code) meetings that GMO labeling be removed from the agenda, thereby permitting international trade in unlabeled GMO products, the Europeans and informal Coalition of Health Conscious Nations rebelled, refusing to remove GMO labeling from the agenda. At the same time, Codex's parent organizations, WHO and FAO announced that it was necessary to be able to trace GMO ingredients, in case they cause harm, and such traceability, of course, requires labeling...

See Natural Solutions Foundation's reports on GMO issues at:

Earlier this week Congressman Dennis Kuchinch Congressman introduced three bills designed to protect consumers, defend farmers' rights, and increase food safety.

• H.R. 6636, The Genetically Engineered Food Right To Know Act, would require mandatory labeling of all foods that contain or are produced with GM material.

• H.R. 6635, The Genetically Engineered Safety Act, would require that GE foods follow a food safety review process to prevent contamination of food supplies by pharmaceutical and industrial crops. This Act would also require that the FDA screen all GE foods to ensure they are safe for human consumption.

• H.R. 6637, The Genetically Engineered Farmer Protection Act, places liability from the impacts of GM crops on the biotechnology companies that created the GMOs, and protects farmers from lawsuits by biotechnology companies.

I sent the following email to Congressman Kuchinich's Legislative Aide:

"Dear Ms. Veith,

Thank you for your time this morning and the useful discussion of the three important bills Congressman Kuchinich has introduced regarding GMOs.

The Natural Solutions Foundation, founded in 2004, is an international NGO (Non Governmental Organization) active and registered in several countries and is a not for profit 501(C )(3) tax exempt organization in the United States. The Mission of the Foundation is to discover, develop, demonstrate and disseminate natural solutions to the problems facing us and threatening our health and freedom, achieving and maintaining a healthy self, community and world. Since its founding the Natural Solutions Foundation has pursued a vigorous program on many fronts, including natural solutions to significant social problems involving health and wellness. We have over one hundred seventy thousand people on our supporter list. We consider health freedom to be part of those solutions. The threats to health and freedom are both domestic and international, as are the solutions. Among our primary concerns are: Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code), Mandated Vaccinations and Genetically Modified Organisms.

The bills that have been introduced appear to be very close to what we've been urging in regard to GMOs and we want to educate the public and Congress about them. What we will do is to include and "Action Item" in eblasts to our list, which, with forwarding, are read by potentially millions of people (on occasion the Alexis rating for our web site - - has reached about 15,000th among all Us web sites).

Per your suggestion that Action Item will allow our supporters to tell their Congresspeople to become co-sponsors of the bills. This important first step will be followed in the next Congress by support for hearings and support for the adoption of the bills. We expect to be able to generate about 100,000 messages to Congress about these bills, to bring them to Mr. Kuchinich's colleagues' attention."

So get ready... Freedom requires eternal vigilance.

1 comment:

Brendan Bombaci said...

SIGNED IT!! Thanks for your Great Work, sir!

And you might read my "To Heal Ourselves" article here:

It ties into just how, exactly, biotech & pharmaceuticals & climate change are inextricably linked; the context is quite revelatory in a world with uncertain atmospheric and ecosystem futures...

The more we spread the 'know' on how to see and blot out the globally systemic mistake that is GM experimentation, the more we can answer and straighten out a vast majority of today's most common confusions (like CCD, Sudden Aspen Decline, drugged drinking water, etc).


Lux et Veritas,
Brendan Bombaci