Martin and Scott talk GMO and the outlook for change. Why it has been so dangerous and what illegal Pro-GMO group activities have been over the past few years.
During the 2013 ballot campaign to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Washington State, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) resorted to an illegal money-laundering scheme to protect the identity of members who donated funds to the opposing campaign.
The GMA’s 300+ members include chemical/pesticide, GE seed, and processed food and beverage companies. Together, these industries are working in a symbiotic fashion to grow, subsidize, and manufacture foods that have been clearly linked to growing obesity and chronic disease epidemics.
In this case, 34 of these disease purveyors, including Monsanto, took part of this illegal money laundering scheme. And to what aim? To lie to you, and I do literally mean lie. I never knew that it is not illegal to tell bold faced lies in campaign ads that have no relation to the truth.
These lies prevent you from knowing what’s in the food they sell. So far, Campbell Soup Company is the only company that has vowed to change its ways and give consumers what they want — the truth.
Vermont’s GMO labeling law — the first in the U.S. — takes effect on July 1 this year. Campbell’s recently broke ranks with the GMA and the rest of the food industry by announcing it will comply with the Vermont law.