Skip to comments.Genetic Literacy Project Infographic: Is labeling GMOs really about our “Right to Know”?
Posted on 11/01/2013 3:26:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
If one believes the backers of Washington State Initiative 522, Tuesdays vote is simple commonsense: Its about the right to know whats in our food...
To be clear the Just Label campaign is not an anti-GMO effort, says Gary Hirshberg, founder of organic food maker Stonyfield Organic, and head of Just Label It...
But in less guarded moments, Hirshberg makes it clear that the labeling movement has nothing at all to do with science, information and discourseit is exclusively an anti-GMO effort...
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Whats wrong with labeling it?
There is no need for not identifying GMO’s particularly if they are as wonderful as their supporters purport them to be. What are they trying to hide?
I hope and pray that this Measure passes.
Just because manufacturers are putting aspartame in milk and don’t want it on the label doesn’t mean they’re trying to hide anything.
Because the FDA labeling system is based on hazard (GMO has none) and on nutritional composition (GMO is not nutritionally different).
If you want to buy non GMO foods, buy certified Organic and pay the price premium. Stop trying to force those costs on the rest of us consumers who aren’t afraid of GMO foods.
This fear and hysteria is manufactured by the Organic Lobby to increase their market share and shore up their perceived value.
People die every year from eating contaminated organic foods. Nobody has EVER died from eating GMO foods.
Let the buyer beware. The information should be available to the buyer if the buyer wants it.
Technically speaking, every food we consume—NO exception—is genetically modified. All we have done is to refine the techniques, so that instead of mixing up genes in a haphazard manner without being able to predict the outcome, we can specifically target one gene and leave the rest untouched.
I think the anti-GMO movement is based in Ludditism, not in science or rational thinking.
So who died and made you food god?
I want to know whether the food I eat is GMO. Don’t I have a right to know what I’m eating?
You don’t know that there hasn’t been a single death caused by GMO. The last I recall that wasn’t an item tracked by CDC.
“Technically speaking, every food we consumeNO exceptionis genetically modified”
Technically speaking you are full of crap. If there’s no difference in GMO then why do you need to push it?
Eat it if you want. Stop trying to force it into everyones good.
...in less guarded moments, ['organic' food seller] Hirshberg makes it clear that the labeling movement has nothing at all to do with science, information and discourseit is exclusively an anti-GMO effort...My supervisor referred to GMOs as the reason for gluten allergies, which of course also explains why gluten allergies have been around a lot longer than GMOs -- oh, wait, no it doesn't. Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer / Aluminum Cookware Causes Alzheimer's / Vaccinations Cause Autism / Breast Implants Cause 100 Percent Of Cancers / NFL Games Cause Wife-beating ping.
Boy when you go strawman you go all the way.
> You dont know that there hasnt been a single death caused by GMO. The last I recall that wasnt an item tracked by CDC.
IOW, you have NO DATA from the CDC that a single death has been caused by GMO.
Just more anti-capitalism, anti-business government regulation masquerading as science and concern for our safety.
Whats wrong with labeling it?
You GMO freaks are wanting to make the change. You prove its safe and then you eat it.
Why do you seek to force everyone else to eat something they don’t want? And run to insults to attack those who don’t agree.
Totalitarians seek to control the food supply. They use the very same tactics you are using.
It means I won’t buy it. I’ll buy another product that doesn’t have that label even if it costs more.
Its called a free market. shocking I know
Not forcing the GMO label on foods isn’t forcing anyone to eat GMO foods. We’ve been through this nonsense most recently since the 1960s, but the organic food nonsense started long before that.
The beginning of chemical agriculture lies in the 19th c, but the use of anhydrous ammonia was thought to be a great way to destroy the crop in the field. Turned out it wasn’t. There’s been a fear that a single strain of disease could literally wipe out the entire corn crop, and yet the only viable candidate for that destroyer remains the weather. Guess what — the same shamans have intuited that human activity determines the climate!!! /s Hey, it’s only logical!!! /s
The world’s population stood at about one billion in 1900, and that figure was horrifying, particularly to the remaining colonial powers, since they realized what a small fraction of the world they were. All the eugenics nonsense, the racial hygiene nonsense, all the “population bomb” and neo-malthusian nonsense, and even the pro-abortion movement, arose from the fear of unrestricted population growth among “the wogs”.
They won’t label it because they know people don’t want it. They’d have us eating ‘meat’ grown in a vat of chemicals if they could.
/bingo and /bravo