"This Anti-Science Movement Has to Stop"

"This Anti-Science Movement Has to Stop"

Sen. Lindsey Graham on RFD-TV's RURAL TOWN HALL. Sen. Lindsey Graham on RFD-TV's RURAL TOWN HALL.

August 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) - Presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham shared his views on GMOs and the government's role in nutrition and food production during his appearance on RFD-TV's RURAL TOWN HALL. The South Carolina senator was asked specifically about how he would craft U.S. policy but as Graham explained, the repercussions of a national policy would have global consequences.

"Yeah food labeling," said Graham, "number one, if we're going to do that, we're going to do that nationwide. This war against GMOs is starving Africa. What would I do? I would not become the nanny state. You know, we're going to give people good information about nutrition. We have the most affordable, safe, abundant food supply in the world. Let's keep it the way it is. But this micromanaging from the federal level of what products we buy, and telling people what to eat, is going too far in my view."

"The continent of Africa is the prize of the 21st century. The French, and the Germans, and the European nations are restricting GMOs that we develop here, to be sold to the African farming community, to double, quadruple, tenfold their yields. We're literally starving the farmers in Africa for no good reason," said Graham. 

"We want safe products out there, but the nanny state is creeping in, and we need to end it now. GMO fight is, I think, the fight. There's an effort by some people on the left to basically knock you all guys out of business. And look at how much more productive farms are today, versus 20, 30, 40, or 50 years ago. This anti-science movement has to stop."

Watch Sen. Lindsey Graham on RURAL TOWN HALL.

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