Read this if you care about what you eat

I don’t usually get into campaigns trying to leverage the government but sometimes even anarchists have to work within the system, and then brush our teeth later to get the bad taste out of our mouths.

Got this from the Urban Sisterhood:

The FDA wants to allow food from cloned animals into the food supply without labeling.

Please take action (quick!) here: http://ga3.org/campaign/Cloning_Label

FDA’s comment period ends May 3.

Support the Cloned Food Labeling Act in the House and Senate
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last month that the agency will likely approve the sale of cloned foods this year. FDA’s action flies in the face of widespread scientific concern about the risks of food from clones, and ignores the animal cruelty and troubling ethical concerns that the cloning process brings. What’s worse, FDA indicates that it will not require labeling on cloned food, so consumers will have no way to avoid these experimental foods.

In response to FDA’s pending approval, US Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has introduced Senate Bill S.414, the Cloned Food Labeling Act, and U.S. House Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced an identical bill, H.R. 992, in the House just a few weeks later.

What I really want to know is when they’re going to pass a bill requiring labeling for genetically-modified foods. There currently is no such requirement.

FYI: I’m tagging this under “resistance” because in this case even contacting a congress-person or senator can be legitimately construed as resistance – resistance to the corporate-government complex that would force these products upon us without a choice. It’s not often that we actually have an opportunity to fight against that.

But really… where’s the requirement for labeling GM food?

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One Response

  1. Jason, could you explain to me why many Christian Anarchists I meet seem very disdainful of lobbying, campaigning, and protesting? Campaigning is something very important to me, and I am a fellow Christ-archist. I don’t see a conflict between the two, and in fact I think they necessarily compliment. What great campaign in all of history didn’t involve a high level of civil disobedience? Nonviolent resistance against the powers isn’t just sitting back and being content to be completely separate from them, it’s also about calling them to repentance for the day when God will disperse them. Jesus didn’t have to engage with prostitutes in order to show them the Gospel, did He?

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