What? “(Per the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s classification system, food labeled organic is non-GMO, so the researchers included products with either of those designations.)” Big difference here. Organic is non-GMO,however non-GMO is not necessarily Organic, big price point difference!
Dr. Brian Moench said >No mention of the significantly increased exposure to pesticides used with GMO crops–red flag number three. The article mentions that, “the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science released a statement opposing mandatory labeling,” and no mention of the AAAS being under the extremely bias wing of the extremely self serving biotech industry–red flag number four.”YOU ARE WHAT YOUR GRANDPARENTS INHALED. YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE WHAT YOU INHALE.<
Are you suggesting they should stop buying meat, dairy, breads, flours and meals, and cooking oils? All of those are equally affected in price by going non-gmo. Also affected are squash, apples, and, soon, bananas.
This is only a surprise to anyone who was getting their information from ill-informed label activists funded by the organic industry. We saw this happening in real time in Vermont when their label law was about to drop. But in their mind that’s a feature, not a bug.
We told you this was going to happen. And the loathsome “let them eat kale” crowd was particularly tone deaf to the real consequences for the poor. And they are still doing it.
If you have philosophical problems with food, it should be treated like Kosher and the 3rd party labels should handle it. We cannot burden the poor and senior citizens with your food fetishes. If you have unfounded aversions to some kind of food or food prep, you can pay for that. Stop forcing it on everyone else.
Let’s see, the study was funded by Big Ag–red flag number one. This article claims,”No strong evidence to date has shown that GM foods are any less safe than non-GM foods.”–red flag number two. No mention of the significantly increased exposure to pesticides used with GMO crops–red flag number three. The article mentions that, “the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science released a statement opposing mandatory labeling,” and no mention of the AAAS being under the extremely bias wing of the extremely self serving biotech industry–red flag number four. It all adds up to complete BS.
“Compared with conventional versions . . . consumers paid a non-GM price premium . . . ”
Since when is GMO food conventional? I would say that there is nothing normal about adding shrimp genes to papayas, cloning cows, or altering genes in a lab.
Correct labeling is the only fair thing to do. If food companies being required to tell the whole truth results with them changing ingredients, a great outcome. It is not difficult to eat a good and proper non GMO organic food. Lose the chips and ice cream diet. The four food groups to some are syrup, candy, soda and fatty foods. The market will continue to serve even them, while the rest of us pay for the resulting obesity and illness caused by inorganic garbage.
As far as the sustain ability of our environment goes, along with our vital pollinators is concerned, we are losing fast. The real problem is Monsanto, Bayer and the rest of their like.
This is little more than illogical PR firm propaganda thinly veiled in a wisp of gossamer smoke which might be described as science.
The “finding is based on a statistical analysis” “tracing the incremental costs for each ingredient in each product in order to pin down the factors causing the price changes in goods” out of the thousands of other factors that better explain such changes.
In other words, it’s a rumor that means nothing concrete or actionable in reality. Just a hail mary hoping to catch people who are not paying attention.
This funded by people who have a return on their investment as their main goal of existence rather than any concern at all for poor people beyond how they can manipulate them toward fulfilling their promises to those who pay them who must themselves fulfil promises they made to their shareholders. I don’t think the concerns of poor people are talked about in shareholder meetings.
If you don’t have enough money for food, stop buying ice cream, breakfast cereal, tortilla chips, and oils. All of that is junk food that’s going to cost you much more money down the line in health care costs.
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