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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 nutritious crops.
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)
Originally posted by Aninonymous
I voted Yes on this.
It was the ONLY thing I voted on.
It was the ONLY thing that got me out of the house.
I didn't participate in any other vote.
I can't believe this didn't pass. Who would vote against labeling the ingredients in your food?
Yeah, somethings wrong with this.
We shouldn't even have to vote on this.
It should be COMMON SENSE!!!
Oh, hey, who ran on a campaign of COMMON SENSE?
Oh yeah, Ron Paul...
Ha, crazy old guy.
edit on 9-11-2012 by Aninonymous because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MDDoxs
reply to post by AmenStop
Wow that was not my point at all.
I will not debate this anymore with people who are unable to comprehend my point.
Stay on topic about the labelling issue of GM products please. Its about stickers on food..shiny stickers
Originally posted by MDDoxs
To conclude, as I have reiterated several times already, I am in no way in favor of GMO foods, I just want to emphasize the need for caution when making claims that are yet to be proven fact.
Originally posted by olaru12
My bet is that if Monsanto came out with a "scientific" study claiming GMO foods are safe; you would accept that without question. You are just invoking old rule number 14 imo.
Sorry, I just have to question everyone's motives.
Originally posted by missvicky
I live in Calif and voted yes on 37. I cannot believe for one minute this legitimatley failed in a state that is so obsessed wit hanti smoking and an organic restaurant on nearly every corner, farmers markets every where, and which legalized medical marijuana. It doesn't make sense that Californians would vote this down.
For example, I'm not sure how GMO foods could give people cancer. I mean, if they were altered to express a gene that creates a substance that is carcinogenic, then I could see if
Monsanto maintains a staff of 75 attorneys, with an annual budget of $10 million, specifically to prosecute these cases, which have resulted in judgments in favor of Monsanto totaling more than $15.2 million.