posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:11 PM
Originally posted by Mayson
Originally posted by Kali74
There is not one single reason that GMO products should not be labeled as such. The original reasoning (I forget who) was that the people are too dumb
and it will scare people off buying any product with the label. Give me a break. A true conspiracy if ever there was one.
I agree with the original reasoning especially if it helps civilization as a whole by making it easier to grow cheaper more plentiful and more
I wouldn't be happy if eating them gave me cancer 50 years down the line, but I would take that if the alternative was starvation tomorrow.
I swear I remember reading something years ago about irradiating foods to make them last a long time. How you could cut down on loss due to spoilage
and increase food yields and profits that way, but the companies were being required to label the foods as being irradiated and it scared uninformed
people away from buying them because of their fear of the word "radiation".
It feels wrong to say this, but maybe people should be kept in the dark sometimes for the good of everyone? Especially if them not knowing won't hurt
them. I mean, you might like a dish served somewhere. You'd probably be happier not knowing if it were made of bugs or something equally as gross.
Ignorance is bliss and all that.
edit on 7-11-2012 by Mayson because: (no reason given)
The problem is that GMO and irradiation proponents tend to be extremely one-sided in what they present. Yes, given certain conditions, GMO crops can
outperform natural crops, but there are heavy downsides. Runoff and ground-water absorption of the chemicals those crops are resistant to, but the DNA
of humans, animals, beneficial insects, etc., is not necessarily, for example. The mass die-oofs of butterflies as a result of coming in contact with
certain GMO crops, coupled with contamination of the genetics of natural crops is just one example of a potential long-term consequence where GMO
foods could lead to mass worldwide famine eventually.
Irradiated foods have been proven to have damaged nutrient content. That's ok forour dogs' rawhide bones, as those are not for nutrients, but not
for myself or my family in our vegetables. We want to eat a nutrient-dense diet, not food that fills us up, but takes more consumption to reach ideal
nutrient intake level.
So yes, there are benefits, but there are drawbacks as well. And yes, people will avoid them for the wrong reasons (I.e. Thinking they're eating
radioactive food, when in fact,it is not, but it is food with diminished nutrients. Lr that GMO foods will all cause direct harm to everyone, when in
fact, some of those prices will be paid tenfold...but in the future.