Archive for May 6th, 2012

GMO Labelling

If GMO labeling were mandated, 90% of the foods in this pantry would not be here!

“Qui transtulit sustinet” or “He who is transplanted still sustains”. This is the motto of the great state of Connecticut. Perhaps the motto should be changed to “Foods which are genetically modified still remain.” Thanks to the recent events eviscerating HB 5117, An Act Concerning Genetically Engineered Foods, the bill may be alive but no longer requires the labeling of GE foods. As of last night, the labeling provision was removed.

90% Ignored!

The battle to mandate GMO labeling in the state of Connecticut looked very promising. 90% of the CT residents polled supported mandatory GMO labeling. Early vote counts within the legislature showed the majority of legislators were in favor of this bill. However, with this action the legislators have clearly demonstrated that what Connecticut residents want does not matter.

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Nature Ramble

A small collection of coloured insects…

How many of these have you seen?

Calotropis gigantea

Chilean King Cricket (Cratomelus sp.)

Four-lined plant bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus)

Iphiclides podalirius

Jewel beetle (Sternocera aequisignata)

England’s Milkweedbug (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

Real Red Jewel Beetle (Torynorrhina flammea)

Zygaena fausta Moth

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