It’s a pity that Obama (and you) are pandering to the sort of anti-science fanatics who think GMO food is dangerous. Millions of third world children have been hurt by this false narrative. Do some research and you’ll change your mind.
GMOs can cause more food allergies. Conventional/non GMO food has been vetted for thousands of years. GMOs are in effect brand new. And not only that they change constantly. Conventional foods are therefore safer. I want clear and concise food labels. I don’t want a coverup.
If your argument is children’s health, then you are ignoring the children affected by nitrogen, pesticide and related ag pollution GMO adoption is causing. Most people don’t have a problem with the health impacts–but the environmental benefits are outright myths that have been disproven repeatedly. They aren’t solving any problems, and they are creating numerous new ones. You obviously have research to do, too. BTW, most of your “third world children benefits” stories are utter myths, too–they are talking about such things, but they aren’t close to actually dealing with them, and until someone pays them to and makes it profitable, they won’t.
Neat story, but fails to note that companies have two other choices for how to label, and opponents are most against the QR code version, so it remains to be seen how man companies will go for what’s behind Door # 3.
If consumers can’t be bothered to look up QR codes, doesn’t that imply that there is no driving demand for labeling GMOs? Sure, people will answer yes to labeling if given a loaded question in a poll, but most consumers don’t even think about GMOs. The driving force for labeling the presence of GMOs has been the fear that activists who object to GMOs want to instill in the public. They want a target that they can demonize.
QR codes can provide information if people want it, but the “made with GMOs” label that activists want, because they claim people might object to the use of pesticides, people might be concerned about their safety (when no safety issues exist), or the influence certain corporations have on the food supply, are not proper functions for a mandated label.
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