Monsanto DEMOCRATS Attempt to Kill Vermont's GMO Labeling Law

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Monsanto DEMOCRATS Attempt to Kill Vermont's GMO Labeling Law

Do You Know Who Your Monsanto Senators Are? They're Also Your "Progressive" Senators.

Which brings me to the point of this piece. You can't defeat Monsanto and the rest of the corporate food industry, with its insistence on basing all food possible on poison such as "modified food starch," a product that fattens its consumers slowly while it fattens the wallets of its producers much more quickly — you can't defeat Monsanto if you don't know who's propping them up.

The list of Your Monsanto Senators includes these "liberals" and "progressives":

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) — 202-224-5653
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) — 202-224-3841
Al Franken (D-MN) — 202-224-5641
Tim Kaine (D-VA) — 202-224-4024
Amy Klobushar (D-MN) — 202-224-3244
Jean Shaheen (D-NH) — 202-224-2841
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) — 202-224-4822

plus:

Sherrod Brown (D-OH) — 202-224-2315

who declined to vote No by declining to vote (but see below).

These senators were part of the Yes vote on cloture for the bill. Cloture, the motion to close debate, passed 65-32. Since cloture required 60 votes, six No votes from the list above would have killed the bill in the Senate.

Remember these names when you assemble up your "progressive heroes" list. They should not be on it.

They're on another list, though. The Christmas list at Monsanto. Doesn't help us much when we're fattening up on GMO modified corn starch at the McDonalds and Burger King trough, but it does provide the money that keeps them in power. So I guess there's that.

They've Done This Before, Your Monsanto Senators

This isn't the first time Your Monsanto Senators have killed GMO labeling from their high seats in the Senate. There was another instance in 2012. This Senate amendment attempted to "permit States to require that any
food, beverage, or other edible product offered for sale have a label on
indicating that the food, beverage, or other edible product contains a
genetically engineered ingredient (my emphasis)." In other words, it wouldn't have mandated GMO labeling; it would allow states to do as they choose with respect to GMO labeling.

The amendment failed 26-73. Among the No (pro-Monsanto) votes were these "progressive" senators:

Al Franken (D-MN) — 202-224-5641
Sherrod Brown (D-OH) — 202-224-2315
Amy Klobushar (D-MN) — 202-224-3244
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) — 202-224-4822
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) — 202-224-4451
Dick Durbin (D-IL) — 202-224-2152
Tom Harkin (D-IA) — retired

Their No wasn't even needed, given the margin, so I guess their Yes was a proof of loyalty.

Do you feel like telling these senators what you think of their love of Monsanto, ahead of the "unity festival" at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia? The DC office phone numbers are above.

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/gaius-publius/68215/monsanto-democrats-attempt-to-kill-vermonts-gmo-labeling-law

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