Grass isn’t greener on that side, Rep. Greene

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 10:58 a.m.

    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).

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    Thus saith the representative of the GMO industry.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 10:22 a.m.

    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.

  • Demo Dave Holladay, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    "It is difficult to get a man (or woman, in this case) to understand something, when her salary depends upon her not understanding it!"

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 8:25 a.m.

    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.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 21, 2014 5:14 a.m.

    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.