Washington County Bans Growing of GMOs

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society / News Report
Published: Monday 12 November 2012
According to the writing within the legislation, the Initiative actually protects against the growth and cultivation of any genetically modified organism — even animals which have been genetically modified.
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While some anti-GMO legislation like Prop 37 was shot down through corporation-funded projects and deceptive campaign tactics, one county in Washington state was massively successful in establishing a landmark ruling against Monsanto and GMO crops as a whole. The concerned citizens of San Juan County were able to pass what is known as Initiative Measure No. 2012-4, which actually bans the growth of genetically modified organisms within the county.

And it doesn’t just affect traditional GMO crops.

According to the writing within the legislation, the Initiative actually protects against the growth and cultivation of any genetically modified organism — even animals which have been genetically modified. This specific wording is key when considering that the act of genetic modification is no longer specific to crops. While it is true that crops have been the major focus of GMO cultivation, with upwards of 90 plus percent of corn now reportedly being altered, new disturbing and outlandish biotech projects that twist the genetic coding of more advanced life are becoming much more frequent.

A recent example of such an ‘experiment’ involves the creation of genetically modified cows that actually produce human breast milk. Milk that is intended to feed human infants within the next 10 years or so if certain biotechnology proponents get their way.

I explain in a recent interview with Russia Today how Monsanto attempts to squash any anti-GMO legislation through deep political ties and financial power:

While the Initiative allows for ‘controlled’ use of GMOs by researchers and health care providers only in small and secured environments, it is a landmark in the fight against GMOs on a legislative level. While this Initiative may currently only affect San Juan County, similar Initiatives and propositions may spring up elsewhere in other states and counties. With over 90% of the public in favor of labeling GMOs, it should be no surprise that individuals are actively seeking answers on a political level.

It also shows that Monsanto and fellow mega corporations cannot wipe out each new piece of legislation that seeks to threaten profits in favor of consumer health. While the mega corps were successful in taking down Prop 37 through spending over $45 million in deceptive advertising, illegally using the FDA seal and fabricating a quote, and even posing as voter groups to trick voters into voting against the proposition, they simply cannot stomp out labeling or bans in every county or state nationwide.

As more and more people begin to realize the reality of GMO and how they can devastate both health and the environment, Monsanto will have a lot more to deal with than just a few pieces of legislation.

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Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. A health activist and researcher, Anthony’s goal is informing the public as to how they can use natural methods to revolutionize their health, as well as exploring the behind the scenes activity of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

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5 comments on "Washington County Bans Growing of GMOs"

Rebel with a Cause

November 13, 2012 5:15pm

Well done, San Juan County! Now for the rest of America to follow (law)suit and boot those frankenfood merchants out. They've done too much damage already and should be put behind bars while the vast fortunes they've amassed should be distributed among their victims, the majority of Americans who have been force fed on GM crap without labels to inform them what they're eating.

JoeWeinstein

November 12, 2012 10:00pm

God's plan: human beings.
Monsanto's plan: human beans.

triumph181

November 12, 2012 9:22pm

At some point we will face the issue of kosher or halal considerations as the crap they introduce will have pork in it. Apparently human engineering is still ok. Being an atheist it would be profoundly ironic if GMOs are stopped for religious reasons and not on ethical, scientific or just plain common sense.
As a matter of fact I would urge the rabbis and imans of the world to start a religious fatwa against GMO tinkering.

brad roon

November 12, 2012 10:25am

Right now in Kansas there are acre upon acre of experimental rice/human liver GMO plants. When (not if) the rice contaminates the rest of the rice crop and you eat some a question arises.

Since the courts have granted ownership of altered genetics to the corpse-orations, will the genetic contamination of YOUR liver make you an owned property of Monsanto or some other psychopathic company?

Sunflowerbio

November 12, 2012 2:43pm

Brad, this is an interesting claim, but I know of no rice being grown in Kansas at this time, GMO, conventional or organic. Could you possibly mean Arkansas, which does have many acres of rice under cultivation? In any case, perhaps Monsanto will only own your liver (or other organ as new varieties are added) and could claim it upon death to sell for organ transplants.