New Mexico Urban Homesteader
Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!
(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)
This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.
“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”
Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)
Saturday, January 5, 2013
People VS Biotech - GMO Labeling - Battleground New Mexico 2013
Have you noticed the recent commercials by “Family Farmers”? They are not only sponsored by Monsanto, they are the same commercials that ran in California last year! Yes, sirree – the battle has begun …
On December 17, 2012 New Mexico Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe) introduced and prefilled SB 18, which is an amendment to sections of existing NM commerce laws on Food and Commercial Feed. This will be taken up by the legislature when the regular session begins on January 15, 2013.
Basically this amendment will require GMO ingredient labeling on food, raw or processed and livestock feed.
Food & Water Watch, which worked with Senator Wirth on the wording, issued a press release on December 20, 2012 about this new battle and it can be view at http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/amendment-to-label-ge-food-pre-filed-for-new-mexico-senates-consideration/
SB 18 can be viewed at: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20%2018&year=13
You can download the amendment @ http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0018.pdf
The two key contacts to this New Mexico battle are:
Eleanor Bravo, Food & Water Watch, 505-730-8474
NM Senator Wirth, 505-988-1668 ext. 104
OK New Mexicans, it is time to go to the Round House; time to write, email and call your state senators and spread the word!
I for one am 100% behind this amendment as I have a ton of food allergies and some of them are an allergic reaction to chemically bleached grains and RoundUp, along with RoundUp resistant food products. I have been living with these allergies for several decades and am a bit tired of having to get sick in order to find out if the product I am eating contain these allergens – and that is on top of then having to throw it out!
For some rather scary information on what is done to our “unlabeled” food see The 6 Creepiest Lies the Food Industry is Feeding You at http://www.cracked.com/article_19896_the-6-creepiest-lies-food-industry-feeding-you.html
Folks, this is on top of the fact that the FDA recently approved GM salmon, so now that salmon you eat may not only be dyed, it will most likely be GM too.
So New Mexico the ball is in our court. Let’s show the rest of the U.S. that when it comes to important issues we are concerned with the bottom line and not politics.
Read for more information on New Mexico's and U.S.A.'s continued battle for Truth In Labeling @ http://www.scribd.com/doc/119111273/People-VS-Biotech-GMO-Labeling-Battleground-New-Mexico-2013