Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Heinrich and Udall and GMOs

New Mexico:Heinrich (D-NM), YeaUdall (D-NM), Yea

Bernie Sanders of Vermont had introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill being debated in the senate that would have allowed states to require food companies to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms. Not required, allowed. The Democratic controlled senate rejected the amendment 71-27.

New Mexico's senators, Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, voted for the amendment, i.e., for GMO labeling.

I remember when the federal legislation was passed in the waning days of the George W Bush administration that made it against the law for states to require GMO labeling. It was rushed into law because California was about to require GMO labeling. It was one of the last things our former congressperson, the notorious Heather Wilson, voted for.

If you're ever having a bad day,  just remember, Heather's gone. She's in South Dakota teaching hillbillies how to drill for oil.



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