Though it saddens me greatly to report this, in the USA the House over the past two weeks has betrayed the American people by passing two bills. One is a bill that bans states from passing laws to make it mandatory to label GMOs. The other is a bill to ban the labeling of the origin of meat. Meat shipped to the USA from China and other questionable sources will no longer be labeled.
The banning of labeling GMOs was voted for on the basis that the House didn’t feel GMOs represented a risk, and it was passed despite surveys showing 92% of US citizens want GMOs labeled. Similar data indicates the vast majority of Americans want to know where their food comes from. In essence, the government is now acting contrary to the will of the American people and the very principles of democracy and majority rule, overtly favoring corporate interests, and justifying it on the basis of “father knows best”.
Welcome to the dystopian future. It did not come through nuclear war, zombie holocaust or alien invasion, as dramatic movies had envisioned. It came quietly on cat’s paws, enabled by ignorance, greed and apathy.
The only question now is, what will you do about it? Election time is coming. It is time for a political reset in the USA.