An education about the food industry from someone with an education in the food industry.
"But still.... how do we know that he/she won't.... you know??? I'm concerned for my family... I should have a choice between corn flakes made by friendly white people and ... you know... Look, I know they're not ALL bad, but... you know... I've heard things. A few of them have been known to be bad in the past... and well... I don't want to take any chances."
"Oh Sam, that's different!"
"But what about choice?"
I don't know much about GMO foods but the amount of "stuff" the farmers put into the foods to keep it some what fresh to get it to the supermarket until it gets to my home, I'm ok with that. I guess I should look up GMO foods for a more detailed understanding but I'm sure if people paid attention to other consumable products that are produced such as soft drinks, candy, and processed foods I would be more afraid what they put in those foods than GMOs.
"Now, replace the word Muslim with GMO."Oh Sam, that's different!"Bullshit."No, actually, it is bullshit. Or, more specifically, it is apples and oranges and a false argument.Lets say we replace it with 'peanuts'. Is it still bullshit? Peanuts are a fatal allergenic for many people and labeling products containing peanuts has been de facto standard for... how long now? So much so that even a jar of peanuts is labeled as CONTAINS PEANUTS.Your argument is absurd. Or, specifically, *that* argument is absurd.And that's before we go into the whole fact that we do, in fact, label country of origin.I also find it ironic that you ask me to 'Try to cite sources when stating facts' but you just said '1. Safety has already been verified' without any said citation.
There are too many studies and it's too easy to find them to play that game. It's safe and inserting a gene does not make the commodity an allergen if it wasn't already one to begin with, so the peanut analogy doesn't apply. This is an issue where people without scientific literacy are CONVINCED it has to be unsafe and nothing I say will convince them otherwise. COO labeling is different in that people may choose to patronize where their food comes from, not whether or not their food is what they think it is.
Put your comment here, kind sir/madame. Try to cite sources when stating facts and refrain from off topic comments or hateful/nasty rhetoric.