Ryan Zinke was a co-sponsor and voted yes on H.R. 1599. The Dark Act which is basically a Monsanto Protection Act. This bill prohibits Montanans from passing our own state food labeling law so we can know that foods we are eating contain genetically modified organisms. He voted against our right to know what we are eating. I am not here to discuss or examine GMO food safety. I am more concerned about the carcinogenic chemicals used to support GMO crops.
The definition of a genetically engineered food is a plant or animal that has been changed by taking genes from one species and inserting them into the DNA of another species or altering the DNA in a way that could never happen through traditional cross-breeding or in Nature.
In creating GMO seeds, Monsanto has spiced glyphosate (a known carcinogen) DNA into the seed. The majority of GMO crops are engineered to resist Roundup. When the crop is sprayed for other unwanted plants it will not kill the crop because the crop IS the poison sprayed on it. Before “Roundup ready”, farmers used herbicides, were careful to spray only the unwanted plants and not on the crops, otherwise they would kill the crop along with the unwanted plants. “Roundup ready” seeds were engineered with glyphosate to grow plants that will not die no matter how much Roundup is sprayed directly on the crops, because the seeds have this deadly poison “built” into the food we eat. With glyphosate spliced into the GMO seeds, there is no need to be conservative when spraying crops. It becomes systemic throughout the plant and cannot be washed off. It is part of the plant and we are eating it unknowingly.
The result is 168 million acres of GMO crops under cultivation in the United States. 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto Roundup glyphosate herbicide has been sprayed on U.S. agricultural land between 1992 and 2012. In the 20 years of eating glyphosate in our food, auto-immune disease have increased by 400%. Glyphosate is the new DDT.
Zinke voted against science, against 300 environmental groups, against more than 100 year old states rights to legislate on matters relating to safety and labeling, and against the wishes of 90% of the population. Zinke voted to keep us ignorant to what is in our food. 70% of the food we buy in regular grocery stores is banned in over 30 countries.
Plainly we are being poisoned by these herbicides. We have the right to know what is in the foods we eat, it is called freedom. Zinke you helped take my freedom away from me.
It is quite obvious that you are not looking out for the best interests of Montanans. Monsanto went to all members of the House Of Representatives spending over $29 million to convince them to vote for Monsanto’s interests. This is all about money, led by greed, where Monsanto corporate profits are more important than the safety of our health.
I have already begun to support Denise Juneau to replace Zinke because I will know she will vote for Montanans and not for corporations who have no heart and have no soul.