John Hagelin on Environment

2000 Natural Law Party Nominee for President


Supports sustainable, organic agricultural practices

Current agricultural practices erode and degrade our precious topsoil. These practices require large-scale use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers that pollute our groundwater and are unhealthy for consumers and farmers. In contrast, I support sustainable, organic agricultural practices proven to produce healthy, high-quality food without hazardous chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These practices will preserve our environment and our agricultural economy for future generations.
Source: www.Hagelin.org, ‘What Hagelin will do’ , Apr 1, 2000

Moratorium on genetically engineered food

Given the far-reaching ecological and health risks posed by genetic engineering, I would support a moratorium on the commercialization of genetically engineered foods and their release into the environment until the safety of such organisms can be firmly established. In addition, to protect the public’s right to know, I would enforce mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods .
Source: www.Hagelin.org, ‘What Hagelin will do’ , Apr 1, 2000

Strengthen Clean Water & Air Acts & other enviro regs

Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

Genetically engineered foods are not tested or labeled

One issue that I think stands out is this nutritional experiment in which we are all guinea pigs--the genetic manipulation of our food supply. And that means corn, for example, that has been genetically engineered to produce its own pesticides, making the corn toxic--poisonous to insects, for example, insects that eat it. What is the effect of such foods on human health? We don’t know. There’s no safety testing required for these genetically manipulated foods, and there is no labeling.
Source: Jim Bohannon Show, Westwood One radio , Nov 16, 1999

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