Trump's At­tack on Our Food Sup­ply

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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.

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