posted on May, 28 2013 @ 03:52 PM
reply to post by alfa1
I don't know, at this point the uncertainty of long term health effects(if any) may warrant labeling. It is not certain that there are no ill
effects absolutely, so labeling is a good idea if for nothing else but to inform. Granted the mixture of ingredients assures gmo in so many products,
but the ones that are all gmo, I personally would like to know beforehand.
Thats not giving consumers *knowledge* about whats in the product. The result is just a lawyer imposed warning to avoid lawsuits, like all those
"Warning: Hot when heated" nonsense labels.
Could it not serve both purposes? And if it is a lawyer imposed notion, what is the reason and there must be some concern, even in the slightest
degree. Also, the warning when hot is for some idiot that would try to sue, but could actually get hurt, so what is the premise of fear in addressing
a label for gmos? Just in case someone develops allergic reaction maybe? Unless there is enough evidence, no one will be able to prove a direct link
to gmo as a culprit. I think the labeling is more a demand from consumers for choices.
its going to end up in the distant future that everything is going to have a "May contain GMO" label, even if it doesnt.
That makes sense, but yea the ambiguity makes it kind of worthless. Maybe instead there can be products that tout no Gmo's, and we can pay the
difference if desired. I realize there is much hype associated with this topic, but I just feel that messing with mother nature in such a fashion as
mixing genes of various species, including animal and insects with plants, could create some detrimental reactions either within us or the natural
world. It is one thing to twaek a plant and it's own genes, but crossing them with entirely different species is subject to scrutiny me thinks.
As to the device, yea it will probably move to the form of an app at some point, but years ahead? Who knows with tech evolving as fast as it does.
And if there is a strong demand for such product, it will move faster to the forefront, imo.