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Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods
Posted By yihan On June 28, 2013 @ 5:44 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
June 28, 2013
Guess who spends the most money lobbying on agricultural lobbying? If you answered, “Monsanto,” you’re correct. Most of their efforts, of course, are focused on lobbying for GMOs — to keep them legal and keep them hidden in foods.
Do you know how much money Monsanto spent on lobbying in 2012?
The answer is nearly $6 million!
And in a close second, the American Farm Bureau spent $5.7 million on lobbying in 2012.
The Natural News infographic shown below reveals even more details about who’s spending the most money lobbying for GMOs and other conventional agriculture “favors” from Washington.
In 2012 alone, companies spent over $30 million ”influencing” Congress on agricultural issues, including making sure they didn’t pass legislation that would label GMOs or outlaw them altogether. Is it any wonder that the United States of America is one of the very last nations in the world to either ban GMOs outright or require their labeling on foods?
As the second infographic below shows, 64 countries require GMO labeling .
And so far, fifty percent of U.S. states have introduced GMO labeling bills  of one kind or another. So the states want it, but the federal government keeps blocking it.
Why is the USA the big holdout on honest food labeling? Could it be because the biotech industry keeps paying off all the politicians?
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 NaturalNews: http://www.naturalnews.com/040977_biotech_lobbying_GMOs_infographics.html
 64 countries require GMO labeling: http://www.naturalnews.com/Infographic-GMO-Labeling-Around-the-World.html
 fifty percent of U.S. states have introduced GMO labeling bills: http://www.naturalnews.com/Infographic-GMO-Labeling-United-States.html
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 Majority of ‘gluten-free’ foods found to contain GMOs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/majority-of-gluten-free-foods-found-to-contain-gmos.html
 Death blow to GMOs? California ballot initiative calls for mandatory labeling of all genetically engineered foods: http://www.prisonplanet.com/death-blow-to-gmos-california-ballot-initiative-calls-for-mandatory-labeling-of-all-genetically-engineered-foods.html
 Whole Foods Market and GMOs: The Whole Truth?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/whole-foods-market-and-gmos-the-whole-truth.html
 92 percent of Americans want the FDA to label GMO foods – Sign this labeling petition if you’re one of them: http://www.prisonplanet.com/92-percent-of-americans-want-the-fda-to-label-gmo-foods-sign-this-labeling-petition-if-youre-one-of-them.html
 YouTube censors ‘Organic Spies’ video exposing Whole Foods employees lying about GMOs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/youtube-censors-organic-spies-video-exposing-whole-foods-employees-lying-about-gmos.html
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