|Water pollution in United States. Photo Creative Commons|
Cynical financial control of US regulators and regulations is nowhere more obvious than in GM matters.
Since 2013, food and biotech companies and their trade bodies have spent £143 million in lobbying against GM labelling laws: they spent £51.6 million in the first half of 2015 alone.
The 275 members of Congress who voted for an Act designed to pre-empt implementation of GM labelling laws at State level*, accepted $29.9 million from Big Ag and Big Food in 2014.
*This Act has been dubbed the 'DARK' (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.