More and more legislators are forgetting who elected them and who they are responsible to — the voters, not the corporations. Our Founding Fathers rightly sought to limit compensation so that those elected to Congress would serve and then go home, never having an incentive to stay and seek power and line their pockets. The sponsors of H.R. 1599, Monsanto’s dream GMO labeling bill, apparently have forgotten that.

We have a right to know what is in our food, and that right should not be compromised because Monsanto et. al. think we’re too stupid to make our own decisions.

H.R. 1599 would attempt to prohibit states from mandating GMO labeling, undoing the grassroots efforts in Maine, Connecticut, Vermont and other states. Has Congress forgotten the 10th Amendment? There is nothing in the Constitution that authorizes the federal government to regulate food, and this bill takes the usurpation of power over the top.

Joy Metcalf


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