The “other” Clinton embraces GMOs
When Obama first ran for president, he promised he would support the labeling of genetically modified food. (Yeah, he promised a lot of things that he just hasn’t gotten around to…)
One thing he did do, however, was to put former Monsanto people in key posts.
But if you think that’s bad, just wait until you see what happens if, heaven forbid, Hillary Clinton replaces him.
Hillary has already made her position clear on GM crops. She loves them!
In fact, a little speech she gave at the biotech industry’s convention this summer brought the audience to its feet.
The industry, she said, simply has a public perception problem. And if it only used “a better vocabulary” in discussing GM food, people who don’t understand “the facts” might come to love them, too.
Not that Hillary herself understands those facts.
For instance, in a video shown to the convention, Hillary makes it seem that genetic engineering is as old as agriculture. Only she’s talking about cross-breeding plants of the same species, something that’s has gone on for thousands of years.
Not GM Frankenfoods — like a fish crossed with a turnip.
She also talked about how it makes plants resistant to drought. But about 98 percent of GM crops weren’t developed for that purpose. Most were made to promote the use of toxic herbicides like Monsanto’s Roundup.
But there’s one thing about this biotechnology Hillary does seem to understand. That’s the big money behind it — and all the campaign contributions that being a cheerleader for it could bring to a candidate.
“Hillary Clinton is just plain wrong on GMOs” Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins, August 28, 2014, Organic Consumers Association, organicconsumers.org