We have also been polluting for 40+ years and few complained about that until Al Gore spilled the beans! In fact, the greater public did not seem to know how our actions affected our world. Same for food: Did you have any idea you were raised on genetically engineered food? Like what is that? Do we prefer manmade corn to natural corn? It’s Woody Allen’s fears all over again.
Basically, the country is becoming sicker by the day- – more obesity, more diabetes, more chronic fatigue, more cancer, more depression, and well… more of serious health crises. Do you think it might have something to do with the fuel we are putting into our bodies? We are eating things we don’t understand: genetically engineered food, sugars, fats, and other “processed” edibles. Our food is filled with ingredients we can’t even pronounce!
The first question we have to ask regarding GMO labeling is not whether or not we should eat genetically modified food. The most obvious question is: Don’t we have the right to know what we are eating? This is first about democracy and second about our health. So on the democratic side, it’s a slam dunk as far as we are concerned at Good Business New York. YES!!!! Transparency is the foundation for doing good business.
The second consideration is accountability. If Monsanto, Nestle, Pepsico, Coca Cola and the big food corporations do not want anyone to know that GMOs are used in their food, what exactly are they trying to hide? If these are really as safe as Monsanto and friends say they are, then what are they so afraid of? The truth shall set ye free!
According to: UCLA molecular biologist Bob Goldberg: ‘Bioengineered crops are the safest crops in the world. We’ve been testing them for 40 years. They’re like the Model T Ford. There is not one credible scientist working on this that would call it unsafe.’” (Hmm, are Model T’s safe? I’m just sayin’! ) The truth is the 40 year effort to hide GMOs in our food makes us pause and think: why? Why is the big secret? I suspect one reason is that most of us would not want to trade our Prius in for a Model T Ford. Or our Hondas or BMWs for that matter either!
When thinking about who is right and who is wrong on the issue of GMO labeling is, the next question becomes: Are we playing God here? Since when does nature need us to improve it? Are we more adept than our maker itself to produce a better carrot, corn cob, or cow?
Okay, we do improve nature daily. We use air conditioning, medicine, plastic surgery, the list goes on….so maybe many people will think it is okay to ingest GMOs. But, let us decide! We don’t need Nabisco or Big Food companies to interfere with our right to choose. A disproportionate amount of our food, 70-80% of American supermarket food is genetically modified. It seems fairly simple and straightforward: we have the right to know that and what that actually means for our health.
The real fact is the big companies don’t have as much to worry about as they believe. The majority of Americans know that sugar, fats, and processed foods are harmful to their health, but most don’t seem to really care. Just think of how many Mickey D’s and Cokes are sold in a day across America!
In November, California voters cast their vote for President and for GMO labeling on Proposition 37. Don’t miss the vote if you are in the sunny state of CA. Let’s witness democracy at work. And for the rest of us, we will keep you posted!
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More On GMOs and Prop 37: Here’s How much “Lobbying Money” Monsanto, Nestle, Dow, Dupont, Coca Cola, Pepsico, Bayer spent to prevent you from knowing what’s in your food: $15million and counting… see below!
The list of contributors to the “No on 37” campaign is a virtual Who’s Who of US food and agribusiness, with each having donated more than $1 million, including:
- MONSANTO COMPANY $4,208,000.00
- E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO. $4,025,200.00
- PEPSICO, INC $1,716,300.00
- BAYER CROPSCIENCE $1,618,400.00
- DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC $1,184,800.00
- NESTLE USA, INC $1,169,400.00
- COCA-COLA NORTH AMERICA $1,164,400.00
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