Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Rightly Vote Against GMO Law

Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee voted against Senate Amendment 954, the GMO Label Law amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill, which will likely be voted on in the Senate on June 4.
Quoting from the text of the GMO Law amendment,
“To permit States to require that any food, beverage, or other edible product offered for sale have a label on indicating that the food, beverage, or other edible product contains a genetically engineered ingredient.”
The amendment to the 2013 farm bill failed 71-27, with pro civil liberties Senators Paul, Cruz, and Lee voting nay. Despite calls for apology from the Senators and massive protest against genetically modified foods, the 3 Senators known for their support of Liberty have not wavered in their stance on GMO Laws.
And rightly so.
For pro health freedom Senators, it would be a surrender on principle and regressive to deliver more power to the government in efforts to get certain foods labeled or increase health awareness. It is that same government that uses that power to spend billions of American’s dollars to bailout, subsidize, and monopolize the agriculture industry at the sacrifice of smaller businesses, farms, and customers.

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