According to Natural News, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act is designed to improve food labeling but actually bans states from enacting their own GMO labeling requirements, thus keeping food labels inaccurate.
The USA Patriot Act is a major post-9/11 bill that redefined "patriotism" as massive unconstitutional government surveillance and intrusion.
Consider these other examples of government hypocrisy:
-- EPA polluting rivers: The EPA recently caused over 3 millions gallons of toxic waste to spill into Colorado's Animas River while "cleaning up" the Gold King Mine near Silverton, CO. A local retired geologist predicted that the EPA would actually cause a massive toxic spill in order to secure federal funding for a "Superfund" site. And that is exactly what happened, and is happening. Since the incident, the EPA has declared that the affected river water is perfectly clean and safe, although toxic lead and arsenic now line the river banks on historic Navajo land. After spreading their poison on Navajo land and putting countless lives at risk, appointed EPA officials are now defying Congress members elected to represent Americans and refusing to release documents related to the mine spill.
-- Operation Fast and Furious: Begun at the outset of the Obama Administration, Fast and Furious was a gun-running operation headed by the Justice Department and, specifically, by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms – the federal agency charged with investigating, among other crimes, gun-running. In particular, the ATF sold thousands of guns to "straw" purchasers who were buying them to transfer to Mexican drug lords south of the border. The plan, according to some, was to have the ATF track those weapons and, upon locating them in the hands of the drug lords, make arrests.
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Currently, the Deputy Commissioner and a Senior Advisor for Foods at the FDA (Food Czar according to Obama), Michael R. Taylor is also the lawyer that led the food and drug law practice for his previous client-company, Monsanto. Taylor is also responsible for dismantling the Delaney clause, a federal law that protected US food from having chemicals added. The law was written back in 1958 as the Food Additives Amendment of 1958 -- to keep food safe, as analytical instrumentation of the time improved greatly for studying food “agents,” and so it was revealed that certain carcinogens in food, even at levels lower than one part per million, were a major risk to human health. By the 1980s, Taylor was presenting arguments to counter food safety concerns in order to benefit Monsanto financially.
Then, in 1991, Taylor left his law firm and took the FDA post of Deputy Commissioner for Policy. Taylor then signed anti-regulation registers to remove warnings that were to be put on milk that comes from cows treated with the artificial hormone known as rBGH. It is suspected that he co-authored the FDA’s 1992 policy statement on GMOs -- genetically modified organisms -- which would permanently remove any government oversight of Biotech safety, labeling and what they termed “burdensome regulations.” Chemical agriculture would soon sweep the nation, and genetically engineered corn and soy containing the genes of pesticide would now secretly become staple food for more than 250 million Americans within a decade.
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