Thirty-five years of intensive Lobbying in Washington, D.C., Koch Brothers' funded pro-business think tanks, and the purchase of sycophantic politicians ready and eager to do the 1%'s bidding... has led to outcomes that give business (the corporations) ALL advantages and citizens NONE.
Remember the days when the big department stores and name brands GUARANTEED their own products and offered warranties? Now, consumers must pay for those!
As Ralph Nader has painstakingly explained, the fine print on contracts for appliances as well as credit card accounts puts the entire burden onto the buyer.
And so it is with the industrial "food" legions led by Monsanto. Like the gun companies that push for things as insane as assault rifles out on the streets but then shy away from ANY liability for the outcome; the infusion of so much gen-tech "food" into what we eat--unlabeled--IS compromising public health; but by crook, hook, and stealth, entities like Monsanto HIDE from not just accountability. They also work diligently to hide evidence (of what the food contains) from the get-go.
NONE of this should be legal. Yet as can be seen both in U.K's aborting itself from the E.U. and in this nation's "TPP and TIPP" rounds of talks, centralized power is arrogating to itself the right to dictate not just trade, but what people eat and also what constitutes 90% of "food for thought" through elite corporate control of radio, TV, and print media.
The theory is--the less the public knows, the more that cannot be proven and thus the more the corporate criminals can get away with.
Will the reverberations spinning round the globe politically and/or the post-Scalia U.S. Supreme Court shift this calculus?
Living IN Interesting Times is not without its risks!