reply to post by MysterX
Are you effing insane?
Just so you know? No, I'm not. What I'm seeing is the other side of this issue. That's the farmers who don't use GMO products, and there are
more of them then you might think. ...and the consumers such as myself who are fully capable of doing the research necessary, and don't need a
nanny/babysitter. Who do you think is going to ultimately pay the price for the increase in prices of food? Two guesses, and the first one doesn't
I suspect that if this doesn't pass, the legislature here, in a fit of self righteousness, will pass some sort of law to do it anyway. Totally
contrary to the wishes of the people of the state...but whatever, right?
This is getting more and more obscure by the minute..perhaps i'm being especially dense about this, perhaps not..but from what i can tell from your
post, you're saying you support keeping consumers in the dark about where their food is derived?
How the hell is stating on a package whether the food is 'GMO' or 'NO GMO' going to harm small farmers who don't produce GMO's???
Surely, that will help not hinder them!
How hard would it be for a small farmer to ask his or her packaging manufacturer to print the bag destined to contain sweetcorn let's say, with
'Farmer giles tasty fresh sweetcorn - (NO GMO's inside)' You think that's too difficult or is going to cost small farmers an arm and a leg for the
bag to printed with the words 'no GMO's'?
That's nuts mate, sorry but it is.
And a busy parent snatching time between work and home to go and do the food shopping has time to check what is and isn't in the food or whether it
was conventional or GMO derived?
Come off it...people buy their regular brands and throw it in the trolley or basket, they'll rush around grabbing the packet off the shelves..what do
you think the majority of people are going to do, get on their Itabs or phones to research each and every item they are shopping for? While it might
be something relatively simple for intelligent or conscientious people like you to do, not everyone is as intelligent or as conscientious as you are
Never going to happen in the huge majority of cases, a simple label on the package will tell them immediately whether there happens to be an
ingredient or additive (or origin) in the food that they don't want themselves or their families exposed to.
I read every label on everything that goes into my trolley and ultimately into my family...that's not being babysitted by anyone, that is called
being informed and making choices for the health of my family...it's simple.
I say again, how will a law compelling food producers to indicate in a simple way to consumers, right there on the package label whether their produce
is GMO or not GMO, going to (in your opinion) ruin small farmers or somehow increase the cost of food to the consumer? Especially when you seem to be
talking about non-GMO farmers opposing labelling their produce as non-GMO...are you saying these non-GMO farmers think their conventional food is
inferior, or that the consumer will imagine their non-GMO food is?
That again is nuts...hugely more people will avoid GMO produce if they knew the non-GMO food was available...and the easiest way to inform the
consumer is to tell them on the label of the product they are about to put into their trolley.
How will your small farmers lose in your opinion?