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To: Will88
If GMO crops are so wonderful, they should be proud to label them as GMO.

As a conservative, you want to force manufacturers to add additional labeling to their foods to address a problem that doesn’t even exist? Nothing like a good conservative to come up with a costly solution that is wholly disproportionate to a nonexistent problem. But here you are....

If GMO foods are so dangerous to your health, as you appear to believe they are, why not allow companies to voluntarily label their foods as "non-genetically engineered" in an effort to market their products to the scientific illiterate consumers who want to avoid GMO foods? Oh, we already do? Um, never mind.

If there are lots of scared people like you out there, then these hordes should be storming the shelves for products with exactly this labeling. Maybe you see it. I don't. In the meantime, most everything you eat has been genetically modified in some way over time, yet here we are living longer and healthier lives than at any other time in history. Go figure.

I'm surprised that you're not up in arms that food manufacturers aren't required to provide you with sustainability information, and proof that they pay their workers, in whatever country they may be located, a living wage. How can so-called conservatives support a position that allows these evil providers to withhold such important information from consumers? It's a real horror, I tell ya.

12 posted on 02/25/2013 8:17:34 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase
As a conservative, you want to force manufacturers to add additional labeling to their foods to address a problem that doesn’t even exist?

Lol, no one can say whether there will be problems with GMO foods, and there will soon be more meat products from GMO animals and fish. Consumers have a right to know what they are buying, and to buy or not buy based upon what, in their judgment. is best for them.

You want government to be Big Brother and decide what consumers can or cannot know about what they buy. This is just one more case of a bought and paid for Congress bowing to the wishes of big contributors and ignoring very basic labeling information that is useful to consumers.

Producers don't want to label because they know a significant number of consumers will decline to buy GMO products, a decision which is absolutely a basic right.

15 posted on 02/25/2013 9:03:49 PM PST by Will88
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