Strider303,The obesity epidemic is not from eating GMO. It's from
eating McFood... and LOTS of it.If parents grew or bought raw food
and cooked it at home, and limited portion size... there would probably be less
chubby kids (I suspect).
Thus saith the representative of the GMO industry.
I would appreciate knowing if the food I purchase is or is not a GMO. I might
still purchase it, or not. It isn't just the idea of a modified gene or
two, but what the modification is meant to do. More growth from existing
nutrients? OK. Internal resistance to pesticides so more can be added to the
soil, leaving the consumer ingesting more pesticide residue, maybe not. It
isn't just GMO but why the modification.Yes I realize that the
food I eat today has been improved/altered/changed from when I was a child in
the middle part of the last century. I also note that we have an obesity
epidemic and serious increases in several syndromes that weren't there
then. Is food a factor? It must be for the obesity problem.The
government and friends are saying "trust us on this one". After living
into seven decades I think I'd like more information.
"It is difficult to get a man (or woman, in this case) to understand
something, when her salary depends upon her not understanding it!"
If you don't know what's in your food... that's a problem.Maybe buy something that's not in a box or a can.If you
don't trust the people who grow your food... grow your own. It's an
option you know. Farming isn't just a game.
Looks like the case for requiring labeling for GMO is weak at best. But, I would love to hear how this proposed govt mandate is "compliant
with the principles of limited government". I bet the
explanation would be entertaining.