Well the industrial food complex won this latest round in the fight to have a safe food supply. The IFC pumped enough money into the California proposition 37 to convince people that labeling GMO foods, as such, was not warranted.
It passed by a slim margin so there is still hope. The fight will go on, those of us dedicated to safe, sustainable food supply are growing. More people everyday are learning about the ills of GMO foods. More research is coming out pointing to the flaws of GMO food. Studies that report findings of GMO corn in the placenta of pregnant women and in there blood samples.
Unfortunately, for the uneducated American consumer some of them or their family members will end up being a statistic in the whole GMO debate. There is just too much information out there that suggests we need to re-evaluate the use of GMO food. Why are we the only industrialized nation in the world that allows GMO's in our food supply?
Could it be the lobbyist that the IFC spends millions on to peddle influence when it comes to food policy? Or is it the government relying on studies conducted by the IFC that prove GMO's are safe?
Either way it should cause you some concern. Corporations are not people; they have no heartbeat, no endocrine system, no feelings and no regard for human safety other then what their insurance policies dictate. Okay, so I am cynical, but I know the bottom line and we as a nation have become so bottom line driven that the human equation is not even taken into account. Actually, a car company made a car that when it was rear-ended the gas tank exploded. That car company did a cost benefit analysis and found that it would be cheaper to pay for death and personal damages then to recall all the cars and put a ten-dollar part in the car (Elkhart County, Indiana v. Ford Motor Company). That was back in the seventies before the real greed and bottom line decision making got worse.
I will ask again, if GMO is not bad for the human body, which predictor species show is not the case, then why doesn't the IFC open up the research findings? Why have the EU, Mexico and other countries outright ban the use of GMO seeds, let alone food for human consumption? This battle was lost, but it is just but one bump. As long as there are concerned foodies fighting for a safe food supply, we will prevail. Lobbyist or not we will prevail.
By Local: By organic and you will know it is not GMO.