the Right to Know What You’re Eating: Republicans ignore the health cost to Americans in favor of corporate profits

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    Feb 13, 2016 3:07 PM GMT
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    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/13/gop-right-eating-burdensome-corporations.html
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement Friday on House passage of H.R. 2017, sponsored by Rep. Cathy Rodgers (R-WA) the so-called Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, arguing that it’s just too expensive to inform consumers, and showing once again that House Republicans don’t care about the burden – cost or health-wise – to the general public:

    “The government should not be placing more harmful barriers in the way of hardworking small businesses. This important legislation would roll back the FDA’s burdensome menu labeling rule, giving American restaurants, grocery and convenient stores the flexibility they need to be successful. I commend Cathy for her work on this measure.”

    Right. Calories? Who cares? Never more, if congressional Republicans get their way, will restaurant, convenience store, grocery store, and pizzeria chains, have to tell you what you’re eating. If you’re on a diet – especially when it is a medically necessary diet to you know, keep you alive – you’ll just have to take your chances and forget that night out or game-day pizza.

    This is not about small businesses. There is not even a pretense that this is not a giveaway to big corporations who want to rake in profits at your expense.

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    Feb 13, 2016 3:24 PM GMT
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    Feb 13, 2016 5:46 PM GMT
    It's not just the republicans because the democrats are just as bought by big corporations. It is the entire political establishment that wants to distort facts so Wall Street and the CEOs can continue to make gigantic profits.
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    Feb 13, 2016 6:41 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt's not just the republicans because the democrats are just as bought by big corporations. It is the entire political establishment that wants to distort facts so Wall Street and the CEOs can continue to make gigantic profits.


    Touche! We all over the world are in this shit. I guess that's what they mean by inclusivity and unity in their big speeches.
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    Feb 13, 2016 9:52 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt's not just the republicans because the democrats are just as bought by big corporations. It is the entire political establishment that wants to distort facts so Wall Street and the CEOs can continue to make gigantic profits.



    Yes, you can't blame republicans anymore. The democrats are equally corrupt . Mikulski D Maryland added a rider to the budget bill making it illegal to sue Monsanto for their high crimes and Pelosi was happy to go along with it.
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    Feb 13, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    Yes, you can't blame republicans anymore. The democrats are equally corrupt


    Not equally but quite.

    It just makes sense that if your base is all for giant corporations doing whatever they want that it's easier to back them doing anything. Whereas if your base is more opposed, it's harder to to let them just do anything.

    Republicans are insanely short sighted and corrupt. Democrats are just short sighted and corrupt.
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    Feb 15, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidIt's not just the republicans because the democrats are just as bought by big corporations. It is the entire political establishment that wants to distort facts so Wall Street and the CEOs can continue to make gigantic profits.



    Yes, you can't blame republicans anymore. The democrats are equally corrupt . Mikulski D Maryland added a rider to the budget bill making it illegal to sue Monsanto for their high crimes and Pelosi was happy to go along with it.


    As Obama would say, "The science is settled".
    http://www.realclearscience.com/lists/settled_science_that_is_controversial/gmos_are_safe.html
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    Feb 16, 2016 5:29 AM GMT
    I've worked in the medical field since 1980. I truly believe that there is evidence to be suspicious of Agricultural business, Medical Schools, Research scientists, Population Engineers and Government liason.

    WTF is Natural Flavors doing in a can of V8 juice?

    Or EDTA add to cans of beans other vegetables etc when Organic cans of beans etc. has no EDTA. What's the non organic company's need for EDTA.

    Lots of companies that package Chicken,Beef or Pork, add 15% of a solution. So they say it's add flavor. But it's heavier and tastes weird compared to the same meats other companies package without solution, and cost less because it weighs less per lb. And they don't label the ingredients in their 15% solution. Why not.

    Most young people can eat most anything with little to no reaction. But the body accumulates these added chemicals and several decades later, and whaddiya know, older people are having to see Doctors for so many more ailments them in recorded human history.

    I work in a hospital and see 1st hand how health and safety violations happen daily due to uncaring, or rushed shortcut taking staff that seem to not get fired for years. There's exactly little motivation for adminastrations to enforce the rules when doing so would mean less patients and less money.

    The only way it's done is for the public to demand clarity or transparency of the data collected by Infection control departments,

    Being given the rights to know and see what effects the public, and shame the polluters is the future of health.