I have been "in" for a while now but have recently pulled out and remain uncommited on the subject after reading what our dear friend Joel Salatin wrote. flavormagazinevirginia.com/rebel-gmolabeli
I saw after reading that, that this is exactly what happened way back when all the organic food people were clambering to get the government to regulate the organic food industry because there were some unscrupulous people selling non-organic food stuffs under an "organic" label.
While that was going on several organizations came together (like Oregon Tilth and California CCOF) that were non-profit, non government boards that had their own certification "stickers". This was a tremendous help in choosing true organic foods.
When people started the campaign to get the government to regulate organic foods I just about went ballistic. WHY would we want the government to step into our well-run food sources?? I knew it would go badly--it has. Now you can buy more cheap, unhealthy, crappy groceries that have the USDA Organic stamp of approval. Take Organic Pastures brand for just one example. Didn't we SEE this coming??? Organic junk!
The same thing is going to happen when the gov steps into the GMO labeling laws. These laws get tweaked and pressed into whatever shape the powerful big food corps need them to be in in order to keep the profits rolling in.
And who suffers the most? Is it the consumer? Is it the organic farmer?
Yes, I too would like to see foods labeled as to whether or not they contain GMOs. And guess what. The companies who produce non-GMO products are ALREADY labeling them because they are proud of selling us healthy food.
Read Joel Salatin's article. flavormagazinevirginia.com/rebel-gmolabeli
here's more on Joel Salatin: organicconnectmag.com/wp/joel-salatin-life
Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 10/22/2012 (14:30)
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