Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Attorneys Conclude that Demanding GMO Labeling is NOT Unconstitutional

Christina Sarich
Natural Society
February 4, 2014

Image: GMO Maize (Wikimedia Commons).
The Vermont GMO labeling bill recently proposed, namely Vermont Bill H.112 (2013) already passed in the general assembly, but Big Ag and Biotech as well as the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA), a group of corrupt corporate interests in charge of making frankenfood, doesn’t want more states to pass labeling laws. In a memo recently leaked, they said that ‘labeling GMO is unconstitutional’. Interesting, since they seem to have such an immense grasp of legality.

The GMA recently spent millions illegally to defeat Washington’s labeling bill 522. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed suit against the GMA in Thurston County Superior Court on Oct. 16. alleging that the GMA violated the state’s campaign disclosure laws when it collected and contributed more than $7 million to the ‘No’ on 522 campaign while shielding the identities of the companies donating that money.

In an analysis of our First Amendments rights, attorneys at Emord & Associates have determined that labeling GMOs is far from unconstitutional. This privilege is in fact protected under the Bill of Rights.

Currently, GMO-dispensing food makers are not allowed to call something ‘natural’ when it is anything but:
“The law prohibits labeling a “genetically engineered” product as “natural,” “naturally made,” “naturally grown,” “all natural,” or with “any words of similar import that would have a tendency to mislead a consumer.”
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