Monday, May 18, 2009

Become A Co-Sponsor or Introduce H.R. 6635, H.R. 6636, H.R. 6637

As one of your constituents I want to express my concerns regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in our food supply and other products, including clothing. I am writing to you at the suggestion of the Natural Solutions Foundation,, to express my grave concerns about unlabeled and potentially dangerous Genetically Modified Organisms which have been approved and widely disseminated in the absence of science of sense.

Under what is called the "Precautionary Principle", many countries around the world have placed moratoriums on the sale of GMO products and some have banned these products. However, without any serious testing, the United States government has not only allowed GMO ingredients in our food supply, but the FDA has actually tried to forbid companies from truthfully advertising “GMO Free” products. As my Congressperson, I want you to take a lead in reversing this trend. The Precautionary Principle, in essence, hold agencies and countries to the standard that is something has not been shown to be safe, it cannot be used, grown, offered or sold.

Genetically Modified Organisms do not meet the Precautionary Principle because they are administratively, not scientifically, deemed to be equivalent to unmodified organisms while excellent science substantiates that they pose special high level dangers for consumers, farmers and the environment. Disturbingly, these dangers are not temporary since, once the novel DNA, the antibiotic resistant DNA and the promoter virus are introduced into the DNA of the consumer, or of other organisms in the environment, the consequences are totally unpredictable and have been shown to be highly dangerous. Once loosed, however, the novel DNA cannot be called back, like the genie in the bottle.

Congressman Dennis Kuchinch has introduced three important bills to comprehensively regulate GMO products since they are virtually unregulated now. These bills are:
• H.R. 6636, The Genetically Engineered Food Right To Know Act, which would require mandatory labeling of all foods that contain or are produced with GM material. No such labeling is permitted at this time in the US.

• H.R. 6635, The Genetically Engineered Safety Act, which would require that GE foods follow a food safety review process to prevent contamination of food supplies by pharmaceutical and industrial crops. This Act would also require that the FDA screen all GE foods to ensure they are safe for human consumption. No such safety review is permitted at this time in the US.

• H.R. 6637, The Genetically Engineered Technology Farmer Protection Act, places liability from the impacts of GM crops on the biotechnology companies that created the GMOs, and protects farmers from lawsuits by biotechnology companies. No such liability exists at this time for pharmaceutical plants and animals once approval is granted by the acting agencies for the organism and the same is true for non drug modifications as well.

These flaws in the regulatory structure are of great concern to me and I believe that they should be deep concerns of yours as well since more than 80% of all food consumed in the US today contains GMO food or ingredients. Lethal allergies, auto immune disease (including diabetes in children), birth defects and sterility rates are rising and can be, in large measure, laid squarely at the door of a dangerous food supply, including GMOs in most of what we eat.

I urge you to become a co-sponsor of these bills or to introduce sister legislation in the Senate in order to protect us from the currently unknown potential threats of GMO products. This is a very important matter to me and I am among the over 80% of the public that a recent NY Times / CBS poll indicated wants mandatory GMO labeling.

As a concerned citizen, I will be watching your active stance on these bills and look forward to sharing the news of your co-sponsorship and support for these measures with other constituents in your district.


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  1. Generate Congressional Sponsorship for Kucinich GMO Safety and Labeling Bills

    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Currently In 80%+ of Your Food.

    Are They Safe? Independent Science Shows That They Are Not

    Do You Want the Choice to Avoid Them?

    The FDA Says You May Not Have That Choice!

    Let's Change That NOW By Supporting Kucinich Bills

    Congressman Dennis Kucinich has introduced three important bills to change that which need our strong support. But he cannot make this momentus change alone.

    It is up to us to contact our Senators and Congresspeople and tell them that these bills really matter to us and to our health freedom. Every Member of Congress must hear from so many of us that this is a critical issue that he/she becomes a co-sponsor because of the number of demands to do so that his/her office recieves.

    Remember what happend in New York State where a dangerous and totalitarian bill in the Assembly was set to remove ALL vaccine exemptions. The outpouring was so tremendous against this State policy, that New York dropped the bill and set up a mechanism to evaluate whether any vaccines should be required!

    GMOs are dangerous. And they are permanent: once their dangerous genes are allowed to mix with ours, with those of the bacteria in the soil and in our gut, with the DNA of our children, butterflies and weeds, other species of grops, and just about anything else in the food web, they cannot be put back.

    Despite rising diseases which can be laid at the door step of these dangerous organisms, despite rising levels of infertility, which is also directly due to these organisms, despite a rise in potentially life threatening allergies directly following the intruduction of GMO soy and a host of other health hazards and envornmental dangers, Government agencies continue to turn a blind eye to health and prudence, to say nothing of public or environmental health, and continue to do the bidding of the industrial food producers and the biotech industry.

    Unlike countries in other parts of the world, the US refuses to even consider labeling of GMOs. This must stop.

    Send the letter below to your Congressional Members and this link, , to your friends and neighbors so they can do the same.

    Our voices must speak louder than the money of the industrialized food producers and biotech companies whose wishes FDA and USDA currently serve.

    And don't forget to sign up for the free, secure and up to the minute Natural Solutions Foundation Health Freedom eAlerts here,