reply to post by alfa1
I'm not sure consumers are really bothered by the transformation method, none of them are precise and all end up with random insertion of the gene,
potentially in multiple places on the genome.
I do not see the benefit of labelling something GMO transformed by :
1.Tumor Inducing Plasmid,
2. Gene gun or
As they all end up with random gene insertion and none of the methods are precise. And point 1 would probably really put people off eating the food
(even though the Ti plasmid used can not cause tumors in humans).
Regarding GMO contamination from distribution / logistics channels, well mosts fruits/ vegetables/pulses are non GMO so that's not a problem for
those foods nor foods not using corn/soy/canola or cottin seed oil (never used to be a food !).
Companies could also switch more of their products to use sugar instead of corn syrup, wheat/rice flour instead of corn flour. Instead of soy other
vegetable proteins could be used instead such as pea / rice / hemp. There are loads of other vegetable oils that could be used instead of canola if
they wanted to avoid labelling the food GMO.
Some companies may decide to stop feeding cows corn and soy, never a food nature intended for grass eaters and a great source of e-coli infections in
humans (never mind the health effects on the poor cows).
Anything with corn/soy/canola will probably be GMO or contaminated with GMO, so most product producers for candy / cookies / snacks / sauces/ soda/
bread will have to label, but that's fine I think the public will be shocked at how much is GMO.
If it helps people move away from this "junk" processed food and GMO fed animals, which given obesity is now killing more American's than smoking,
would be very helpful for us as a country, not to mention all the other chronic health problems associated with all this corn & soy eating (a form of
soybean oil has been the primary source of trans fats, which raises levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, in our bodies.), then it is well worth it. It
may even lower our medical insurance rates.
I currently do not buy anything with corn / soy / canola in it, unless it is USDA Organic and I've managed to find quite a lot of products that are
not organic that do not use these ingredients..and yippee I have lost weight just by looking for these alternatives at my local Kroger.
There are quite a lot of Organic products out there that are managing to keep their corn/soy & canola seperate..so those channels could be
IMHO it will be worth it.