Originally posted by amari
The real question is why have the people of the United States allowed the use of GMO food to enter the food chain? Europe is way ahead when it comes to protecting their population against GMO food and the effects of eating the Modified food. It is though it is inbreaded into humanity that men and women have to control other men and women. Monsanto is controlling the crops the farmers grow and the food you eat to your table. What if Monsanto does not like the political views in Red States or Blue States can they cut back the supply of food to those states? ^Y^edit on 22-11-2010 by amari because: (no reason given)
GM food works in the US because Americans have a high degree of trust in the Dept of Agriculture and are rarely let down. Europe on the other hand generally has little trust in government oversight of food and therefor prefers local sources as you would expect with 50 small separate countries. When things like mad cow disease happen in Europe they tend to be a little more widespread because you have a lot of separate entities to work through to shore up the bad food supplies. I would venture to say this has a lot to do with their eating habits too as I don't hear of obesity epidemics or eating disorders very often outside our boarders.
Its entirely possible that simply holding people accountable for what they eat might have everyone growing their own food, but as long as I can get a chicken sandwich for a dollar less than 4 minutes from the time I crave it; I have no concern where or how the lettuce or flour grain was grown or for that matter, where and how the chicken spent its life.