Trump's Attack on Our Food Supply
After only a little over a month since Donald Trump became America's unelected President, it is becoming more apparent than ever that he will be targeting just about every aspect of our lives. One of those is our food supply. Trump’s promise to remove regulations affecting big businesses and his cabinet of the corrupt and mean will ensure that food safety will become a thing of the past and our food supply will become even more toxic and expensive. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos: She’s a fierce advocate of private approaches to public education, so, among other things, don’t assume she will be increasing support for local food supplies or organic food programs for local schools. Betsy wants to destroy public education and replace it with unregulated religious indoctrination centers. Betsy bought her way into Washington with money from the Amway fortune she married into. Amway is a highly successful but predatory and cultish multi-level marketing enterprise that was the subject of a 6-year U.S. federal investigation as a pyramid scheme and fined $28 million by Canada for defrauding the country on customs duties. Her brother happens to be Erik Prince, former CEO of 'Death Squads Incorporated', a criminal corporation formerly named Blackwater, then XE and now Academi. Prince is a long-term supporter of clients like Monsanto–and its toxic GMO product lines. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry: The former Texas governor made some of his food positions known back when he was Texas’ Secretary of Agriculture. In that role he helped make possible the unconstitutional “food slander” laws, making it a crime for someone to openly “disparage” (tell the truth about) agribusiness corporations. Perry's anti-free speech law ended up bringing even Oprah Winfrey in court after she truthfully said that the beef industry’s practice of recycling blood, manure and slaughterhouse waste into cow feed was a cause of CJD, also known as “mad cow disease.” Perry also supported large corporate agribusinesses, praised Monsanto and supported junk-food producers like Mcdonald’s. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt: A former Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt was one of the first in the country to sue the EPA over its “Waters of the United States” rule developed to protect drinking water from factory farm waste. He is also on record as being a supporter of GMOS and the fossil fuel industry, both of which need more (not less) curtailing. During Trump's campaign he vowed to abolish the EPA and Pruitt is certainly the man for the job. Under Pruitt we can expect our air, water and food to become increasingly polluted and a sickened population to become even more ill, medical costs to soar and life expectancy to decline even further. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: The former Alabama senator is on record as being a strong supporter of the Monsanto-bayer merger, which would provide GMO producer Monsanto with an even bigger war chest to continue its crimes against humanity. Sessions also voted for the DARK Act to prevent states from requiring labeling of toxic GMOS and has made it clear that he believes states cannot mandate labeling of GMOS. Sessions is likely to be the yes-man that paves the way for a criminal corporate dictatorship. Dept. of Agriculture head Sonny Perdue: The former governor of Georgia is on record as supporting factory farms at almost all costs, with everything that goes with them. In 2009, for example, he signed off on a law blocking local communities from passing any regulations involving animal cruelty, pollution or other hazards from factory farms. Past backers for Perdue's political campaigns include Monsanto and other pesticide companies. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, an industry propaganda group promoting GMOS, named him its “2009 Governor of the Year” for all the support he gave its causes in the state. Perdue was so supportive of the unbridled profits of the large industrial food producer that the president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association came out quickly to praise Trump’s nomination of Perdue to lead the USDA, saying that the association “looks forward to working with [Perdue] on issues key to keeping America’s food the safest and most affordable food supply in the history of the world.” A loose translation of the propaganda statement is that under Perdue no regulation will be left unturned to further the interests of the industrial agriculture cartel and that profits will soar at the expense of the consumer. With this sort of “leadership” in place driving the U.S. administration’s food supply policies for the next four years, it is no wonder that many of our stomachs are already churning in anticipation of what’s ahead–and what we will be stuck with on the dining tables of America.
If you aren't supporting your local organic growers and growing your own food, now is a great time to start, while you still can. America's already toxic industrial food supply is about to get even more poisonous.