Federal judge erases Maui voters, bows to Monsanto
by Jon Rappoport
July 1, 2015
Last November, Maui County passed a ballot measure that would put a stop to all local Monsanto/Dow GMO experiments, until an independent investigation could assess the harm to health.
Promptly, Monsanto and Dow sued, the result of the vote was put on hold and never enforced…and now, all these months later, the ruling has come down.
Judge Mollway decided that state and federal laws governing agriculture trump county laws.
In other words, the people have no voice.
The whole issue will now be heard on appeal, by the 9th Circuit Court.
For months, I’ve been saying this issue was never about agriculture or laws about agriculture. This is about human experimentation. Monsanto and Dow have key experimental facilities in Maui County. They’re fiddling and diddling with non-commercial GMOs and toxic pesticides in what amounts to an open-air laboratory.
The federal judge has been barking up the wrong tree. On purpose, of course, because it made it easy for her to side with Monsanto/Dow and against the Maui voters.
Let me boil it down. Again. There is whole list of GMO food crops (corruptly) approved by the federal government. Farmers can grow them and sell them. Stores can sell them to people who eat them.
But if a company (like Monsanto) is experimenting with GMO plants and pesticides which haven’t been approved, that has nothing to do with “laws about agriculture.” It has to do with “research.”
And the people who live next to the “research” and, for example, are sprayed by the pesticides, have every right to demand an investigation. Into safety.
And meanwhile, it would be a crime to allow the experiments to continue.
Analogy: Some corporation with a lab that does research on viruses decides to conduct “transmission” studies and “contagion-factor studies” in Beverly Hills, on traffic-clogged Santa Monica Boulevard.
A judge rules that state laws on granting drivers’ licenses trump the objections.
Yes, it’s that crazy, that absurd.
But of course, logic plays no role here. Money does. Money and power and political clout and corporate-government partnerships. And Big-Ag control of the food supply. And a sold-out judiciary.
This Maui case has to be rethought, refiled, and publicized widely on the basis of dangerous human experimentation.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.