In a passionate and articulate call to action, food safety warrior, Andrew Kimbrell, returns to make the case that passing food labeling laws will spell the end of the GMO industry. Plus, progressive Maryland senate candidate, Jerome Segal battles the Democratic establishment.
Andrew Kimbrell is an internationally recognized public interest attorney, public speaker, and author. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety, which has been at the forefront of legal challenges to genetically engineered crops and lawsuits forcing the FDA to adopt new food safety regulations.His legal work has also helped maintain the integrity of organic standards.
“Genetically engineered crops – corn and soy – were never designed to feed the world. They were designed to feed the bank accounts, the bottom line of commodity sellers, who are selling it for gasoline, selling it for the food for these animal factories and for these processed foods – high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin etc. They were never designed to feed anybody. And they do not increase yield. What they do is they make it easier for these massive commodity factories – these hundreds of thousands of acres – to spread their chemicals.”
Andrew Kimbrell, Director of the Center for Food Safety
Jerome Segal is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Strategic Studies as well as a Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland. In addition, he is President and founder of The Jewish Peace Lobby. He is the author of “Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and Politics of an Alternate American Dream”. Dr. Segal is also running in the Democratic Party primary for United States Senate, trying to unseat the incumbent Democratic Senator Ben Cardin. That primary takes place on June 26th.
“The fact that no matter how poor you are in the United States, your kids are assured a free education… K through 12. That wasn’t a given. That was something that was fought for decades, and it was achieved. And it was a major social accomplishment. And it’s a model that we just accept that that’s the way it is in public schools. And we’ve got to expand it to pre-K and to free colleges… but that model can be used for other sectors.”
Jerome Segal, Democratic primary candidate for Senate in the State of Maryland.