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It Doesn’t Get Any Dirtier Than This

S510, the Monsanto GMO Protection Act, passed the Senate on Sunday night. Sunday night. They waited till a Sunday night when no one but they knew they would meet or that this would be the agenda.

“Wait,” asks little Virginia, “There was no vote. How did it pass?”

Correct, Virginia, there was not a vote. It passed by what is called Unanimous Consent. Which is actually a misnomer because there was no unanimous consent. There was unanimous keeping their mouths shut and their hands in their laps. And, hopefully, their eyes glued to the floor in shame. (I am such a . . . → Read More: It Doesn’t Get Any Dirtier Than This

Fast, Efficient Way to Contact Your Legislators Re. Stopping S.510!

Go to DownsizeDC.org here. If you are a member of DownsizeDC.org, login. If you are not a member, you need to enter your address (you have to for any correspondence to Congress) and the system will automatically enter your Congress persons’ names.

Here’s my letter which you can copy and paste for ease, or edit, use freely:

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Dear Chandler/McConnell/Bunning :

STOP S.510. It will crush family farms and small businesses with excessive regulations and criminal charges — even if no one gets sick! And even though they were NOT the source of ANY food safety problems in recent history.

S.510 violates the Fourth . . . → Read More: Fast, Efficient Way to Contact Your Legislators Re. Stopping S.510!

What if Monsanto were in charge of ALL our food choices?

Believe it or not, this is in danger of happening. If you and I don’t do something to stop the march, it will happen as surely as night follows day. If Monsanto is given the reins, bye bye God’s green earth, hello GMO.

Here are two things you can do right now that will turn the tide:

1. Donate $5 to the Morningland Dairy defense fund. This is the single most important battle going on today. If we lose this battle, Monsanto and its FDA will succeed in breaking down the gates to every single one of . . . → Read More: What if Monsanto were in charge of ALL our food choices?

On the Madness of Banning Raw Milk

According to the CDC, there have been “1,505 reported illnesses” including “185 hospitalizations and 2 deaths” from raw milk since 1993. I don’t mean to sound callous, but 2 deaths in 20 years? This is cause for nationwide panic?

For perspective, consider the following:

According to the CPSC, drowning in backyard pools is the 2nd leading cause of death for children under five: 350 children die annually, 2,600 are treated in E.R.s, many left with brain damage.
Merck’s Vioxx killed 27,000 people. Merck paid a relatively small amount in damages, went on to make new drugs similar . . . → Read More: On the Madness of Banning Raw Milk