Senate Agrees On “DARK Act” GMO Labeling Bill

The U.S. Senate has announced a bipartisan deal which will prevent states from labeling genetically modified foods in favor of a federal labeling system. Here’s what you need to know…

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry agreed on a new bill aimed at labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients. The committee has been trying for several months to get a bill passed before Vermont’s labeling law goes into effect on July 1.

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow released a statement, calling the bill “an important path forward that represents a true compromise. Since time is of the essence, we urge our colleagues to move swiftly to support this bill.” Roberts said if his colleagues do not act on the bill now Vermont’s law will cause confusion in the marketplace. The bill would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture two years to write the labeling rules.

The bipartisan proposal would immediately prohibit states and cities from passing labeling laws for genetically modified or engineered ingredients. Genetically modified or engineered seeds are engineered to have certain traits, such as resistance to herbicides. The majority of the United States’ corn and soybean crops are now GE, including a large portion that is used for animal feed.

The bill would also put the USDA in charge of establishing “a uniform national disclosure standard for human food that is or may be bioengineered.” Critics of a federal standard worry about the USDA being pressured by biotechnology companies that have a close relationship to U.S. regulatory agencies. The proposal would also require companies producing foods with GE ingredients to post a label, including text on package, a symbol, or a link to a website (QR code or similar technology). Smaller food manufacturers can use websites or telephone numbers to disclose ingredients…

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/06/senate-agrees-on-dark-act-gmo-labeling-bill.html

The Gardasil Vaccine Medical Scandal

“I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers…There is far too much financial interest for these medicines to be withdrawn. (Dr. Bernard Dalbergue a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturer Merck, in an interview published in the April 2014 issue of the French magazine Principes de Santé)

No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable…for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death (President Ronald Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies from all medico-legal liability when children die or are disabled from vaccine injuries)…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-gardasil-vaccine-medical-scandal/5532223

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Derails California Commercial Crab Fishing

Just a few months ago, back in November of last year, the entire state of California placed an indefinite ban on crab fishing, ultimately putting their entire commercial crab season on hold in the process due to what state officials claim as ”dangerously high levels of algal toxins in the bodies of the crabs.”

“Crab is an important part of California’s culture and economy, and I did not make this decision lightly,” Charlton H. Bonham, the fish and wildlife agency director, said in a statement. “But doing everything we can to limit the risk to public health has to take precedence.”

Reportedly, they are placing the ban to protect the health of their people, but unfortunately, it turns out that the explanation that the state gave isn’t really the truth after news broke out that in fact, the ban was passed because of the radioactivity stemming from the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and what they were really trying to protect was the “health,” so to speak, of the California seafood industry…

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fukushima_Nuclear_Disaster_Derails_California_Commercial_Crab_Fishing/52108/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Fukushima Coverup

fukushima radiationAccording to a new report, the Japanese government worked in concert with TEPCO to purposely cover up the meltdown at Fukushima in 2011.

“I would say it was a coverup,” Tokyo Electric Power Company President Naomi Hirose announced during a press conference. “It’s extremely regrettable.”…

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/06/new-report-exposing-cover-up-of-fukushima-proves-conspiracy-theorists-right.html

Nuclear Twilight In California

Pacific Gas and Electric will shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant by 2025 and make up the difference with renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to a landmark agreement announced today by PG&E, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environment California, IBEW, Coalition of California Utility Employees, and the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility…

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2016/06/21/pge-reaches-historic-agreement-green-groups-unions-close-last-nuclear-plant