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Anti-GMO Legislation Withdrawn; New Versions Forthcoming

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It was a full house for a County Council committee meeting today despite the fact that no further testimony was being taken on the measure under consideration. Photo by Dave Smith.
It was a full house for a County Council committee meeting today despite the fact that no further testimony was being taken on the measure under consideration. Photo by Dave Smith.

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Posted By Chelle Ching on August 6, 2013 6:55 pm
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  • Guest

    Rush Limbaugh is right, the modern environmental movement is the new home for displaced communists; people who live to foist their liberal dogma on the rest of us.

    • Cindy Trautmeyer

      Commies never ask for letting the markets decide and abhor educated consumer choices. Communist governments withhold desired information from their citizens. Both are hallmarks of GMO corporations–environmentalists are hardly commies.

      • Guest

        letting the market decide? Hardly, they want to outright ban them. And for what? Because it’s not “natural”? There are entire stores dedicated to people who want organic, why mess with my food?

        • Cindy Trautmeyer

          Try to build a store where only GMO crops are being sold. Something along the line “Gourmet GMO”. Then we can talk market forces.

          • Guest

            What do you think a health food store like Island Naturals is? It’s your alternative to GMO food. Hell, you could do what I do and grow your own food or go to the farmers market and shake hands with the people who do grow your food. There are lots of alternatives.

      • Guest

        you do realize that every bit of food you eat is a genetically modified plant or animal right? Even our pets are the result of thousands of years of selective breeding.

        The idea that everything natural is good and everything humans do to alter nature is bad, it’s just ridiculous.

        • Cindy Trautmeyer

          I vividly remember when the Cro Magnon around the fire and decided to splice the genetic material of a virus and put it into maize. They certainly didn’t want to label it then even that the organic crowd was rallying up a storm outside of the cave.

          • Guest

            I could care less about a label, if that’s what was the issue here but what we’re talking about is a ban.

            And there are already labels, your food says GMO free, so it’s safe to assume that if it’s not labeled ‘GMO free’, its almost certainly GMO.

          • Cindy Trautmeyer

            It’s not. Conventional farmers are the losers. Not everyone believes in a non-enforced, voluntary label saying ‘organic’. Mandatory enforcement or organic and GMO labels are allowing businesses to prosper on solid footing.

          • Guest

            People label organic because its a selling point. Personally I think it’s a scam but that’s just my opinion. Everything else we eat and I mean everything, is genetically modified.
            So instead of labeling 90% of the food GMO, (to the benefit of the organic food producers), just label the stuff that isn’t.

          • Plant Down Babylon

            Of course, you could just quit relying on others and grow your own food! It’s not that hard. I personally would like to know whats IN THE FOOD I BUY.
            Monsanto just knows that 90% of intelligent people will NOT buy gmo labeled products.

            I wonder why?…