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Corn is sold by farmers to brokers who consolidate shipments from different farms and sell the grain.
Are you saying that they don't have people that buy the corn on their behalf or are you saying that their buyers get it in a dark alley? Of course they know where the corn is from. As far as I know, all that stuff has to be tracked for disease purposes.
Yes it is complex but it's also well documented and it's not hard to track the GMO products from their source. It's not like it has to be some super serious "war on GMO's", they already have everything they need to start labeling what they know are GMO products.
What's the difference between labeling non-GMO and GMO? It's the same exact concept.
It seems that the consumer won't be any better informed about what has GMO and what doesn't because everything is likely to have the label on it.
GMO is no different. Even now, products with no GMO in them are probably sharing machinery that has had GMO pass through.
“Growing crops for Del Monte is really a partnership. It’s a longtime effort.” —Steve Balling, Director, Agricultural and Analytical Services Del Monte® fruits and vegetables are raised on farms that altogether span thousands of acres of land. And although we don’t own any of these farms, we support and partner with our growers in several important ways. “We require that any new variety be tested for at least three years in our research plots.” — Steve Balling We provide growers with seeds for all sorts of vegetables, including peas, corn, spinach, carrots, beets and Blue Lake, Italian green and wax beans. Vegetables we developed naturally to be tastier, more nutritious, disease resistant, higher yielding and easier to harvest.
Without pesticides, fruits and vegetables would be hard to get and enormously expensive. But we help our growers use the least amount possible by applying the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a commonsense approach to pest control. We provide them with pest-resistant varieties whenever possible. And we ask them to rotate their crops, which controls soil insects.
Maybe it would. But there are already a lot of items listed on packages that some people consider to be poison. Hell, many people consider anything non-organic to be poison. That doesn't seem to have put much of a dent in the sales of non-organic products.
It would have a great effect. It may even, eventually have a huge impact on the whole GMO industry.
Yes. And the EU has changed their standards because the test is not accurate enough to really show if there were GMO materials in a product. So now they have to track the supply chain. Which will make it more expensive.
The EU has a test they use to see if it's GMO or not, so they would know one way or another.
In many cases, enforcing these labelling regulations can no longer be done with the food itself. Protecting consumers from fraud demands a much greater investment of energy and resources than with the proof-based system.