For Monsanto's Sake, Tea-Party-Conservative King's Amendment Kills States', Local Rights

The King Amendment is still in the US House's version of the current farm bill.

A letter from more than 150 House members to Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson explains that King's provision "has the potential to repeal a vast array of state laws and regulations covering everything from food safety to environmental protection to child labor to animal welfare. For example, labeling and other rules for products and ingredients such as artificial sweeteners, maple syrup, milk fat, farm-raised fish, tobacco and additives in alcohol could be swept away, as could restrictions on import of firewood carrying invasive pests, rules on pesticide exposure and lagoon siting, safety standards for farm workers handling dangerous equipment, and laws restricting practices such as the killing of sharks for their fins and the sale of dog and cat meat."

Source: Another View: Tea party conservative wants to eviscerate states and local rights | The Des Moines Register |

Of course, King's goal is anti-regulation, which would free Monsanto and many others to make more hundreds of billions of dollars while continuing to destroy the planet.

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. (Revelation 11:18;12:12)

See also: Rep. Steve King Earns Most Votes for Monsanto Minion Award

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