Monsanto threatens to sue the State of Vermont

April 12:

Interesting… both people and legislators agree on a policy requiring GM foods to be labelled as such, but now the legislators are seemingly backing down following threats of a lawsuit by Monsanto. Of course, with an honest judicial branch the suit would have no legs since clearly the legislature has the right to mandate certain types of labelling. But according to this article: “When Vermont became the first state in the nation in 1994 to require mandatory labels on milk and dairy products derived from cows injected with the controversial genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone, Monsanto’s minions sued in Federal Court and won on a judge’s decision that dairy corporations have the first amendment “right” to remain silent on whether or not they are injecting their cows with rBGH – even though rBGH has been linked to severe health damage in cows and increased cancer risk for humans, and is banned in much of the industrialized world, including Europe and Canada.” So Vermont has reason to hesitate given the obvious corruption of their Courts. I doubt the situation is very different in Canada.


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