Yeah, it was sad really to sit and watch the pres and big Mitt talk on 60 minutes. The both contradict themselves and have little to say that makes any real sense. Sad indeed. I'm sorry, but before he was elected, Obama told us, and was recorded on tape as saying that he would make sure that GM foods would be labeled as such after he was elected. Four years have gone by and yet he still has the top lawyer for Monsanto as head of the federal agency that blanket approves all of the Genetically Modified plant poisons that Monsanto and all the other agribusinesses put before them. To this day, the FDA does not require long term testing on ANY GMO food. NONE!!!!!! Despite research by very reputable universities showing that the genetic material migrates to the host consuming them and that a diet of GMO soy and corn produces sterile offspring by the third generation when fed to mice, hamsters, and rabbits.
Not a pretty picture.
California is taking action. They are voting to require food processors to label GM foods as being genetically modified. Wow, wouldn't that put the big agribusinesses into shock. I mean they pay the Feds millions to keep that from happening. Oops, can't say that without real proof. Sorry. Makes you wonder what incentives that they give to all the directors, section chiefs and other top dogs at the FDA that left and now have high paying jobs at Monsanto.
You know, if we, and by we I mean regular human consumers, win the vote in California and require the labeling, it will undoubtedly spill over to the rest of the country. Most big businesses will not print different labels for different states. A good thing. I just wonder what will happen, I mean, in Europe, and most of the rest of the world, labeling is required. And yet still consumers are still out there buying their poisons and sales have not dropped of significantly. Will the same thing happen here? I don't know. All I know is that I will finally be able to eat things that I have avoided for the last ten years because I refuse to eat GM foods.