posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:13 AM
Any state that is primarily agricultural, and has the biggest corporate farms on the planet, would need a miracle from heaven in order to pass a GMO
labeling bill. These corporate farms are a monopoly unto themselves, and they are more interested in the bottom line, rather than what is healthful
for the consumer.
GMO crops allow them to grow their gross frankenfoods with less chemicals and less care, so it fattens their wallets at harvest time.
I think it would stand a better chance of passing in a smaller state in which corporate farming isn't running the state capital. California, for all
its reputation of being a progressive state with people who care about health, is actually a state run by big agribusiness.
I lived in all parts of Cali for the first 40 years of my life, and spent a lot of time in agricultural areas. Those corporate farms do NOT care
about the health of the people who eat what they grow, and they certainly don't give a rat's ass about the illegal farm workers exposed to
pesticides and other chemicals. Some of their farming practices are shockingly anti-environment, and anti-people.
A city or county law requiring GMO labeling would stand a much better chance of passing. At the state level, people are too dense and overwhelmed
just trying to survive, and they will believe whatever the TV or internet tells them.
As far as the poster who said they thought it had too many loopholes or would cost the state too much, I am curious as to whether this poster actually
READ the law, or just believed a synposis in a news column.