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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  1. Posted by smallftprints on May 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I wonder how the issue was worded on the ballet? There’s a new, deceitful practice where issues are worded such that a voter believes they are voting for something when in fact, they aren’t. I don’t know which is worse … deceitful wording or government simply not caring what their constituents want. What I do know is that, these days, when people vote they really need to study up on the issues and make sure they understand the wording.

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    • >SF, that seems to be the way these days, obfuscate the idea with double meanings and to hell with what the public want. We had a case of that here in Brazil three years ago. It was a referendum over the sale of firearms and it was worded in such a way that people thought they were banning them and got a real surprise when the referendum failed. Getting people to think…. you want Christmas miracles, don’t you?

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