An education about the food industry from someone with an education in the food industry.
Nothing else has been more closely studied, scrutinized, and validated for safety as GM foods that are approved for market. No other foodstuff gets more criticism from unsubstantiated claims and from people thoroughly unqualified to discuss plant genomics than GMO.
For the longest time, subject matter experts in biotech ignored the anti-gmo activists because they just assumed everyone else would see how irrationally hysterical they were being. So we finally have SME's from both academia and industry speaking on behalf of biotech, but it's almost too late.
Just as it is with racism, anti-semitism, and creationism, the science minded people will just have to hold on until more smart people are born and understand the scientific principal before we reach a critical mass of science literacy where these fairytale crisis dissipates quietly. Education doesn't work if the anti side is so dug in and accuses anyone on the pro side of being a 'shill', but that doesn't mean the true SME's and the science literate public won't keep trying. And similar to opponents of gay rights, the anti-gmo crowd will not be looked upon favorably 20 or 30 years from now. As I would say to the anti-gay crowd, 'Don't you see where the future is heading?'.
The bipartisan legislation would require clear labels for genetically engineered whole foods and processed foods, including fish and seafood. The measure would direct the FDA to write new labeling standards that are consistent with U.S. labeling standards and international standards.Sixty-four countries around the world already require the labeling of GE foods, including all the member nations of the European Union, Russia, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand.“This legislation is supported by a broad coalition of consumer groups, businesses, farmers, fishermen and parents who all agree that consumers deserve more – not less – information about the food they buy.”According to surveys, more than 90 percent of Americans support the labeling of genetically engineered foods. In fact, many consumers are surprised to learn that GE foods are not already labeled.Thanks +Bernie Sanders & Barbara Boxer!
It's not because you want to know or that you want a choice, it's that you think there's a difference. People who already made up their mind based on whatever misinformation they've bought into, probably already buy organic anyway. This isn't for them. This proposed legislation is for the minds of the uninformed consumers that the anti-gmo activists want to pollute with unjustified fear and misinformation.
The fact of the matter is that for all intents and purposes, there is no difference between, for instance, corn that is gmo and non-gmo. For the consumer, there is no difference, but you want to scare them into thinking there might be.
Anything approved to be on the market has already had allergenicity and toxicology studies validating it's safety, but no amount of studies will ever be enough for the anti-science, anti-gmo activist.
It's the same as the conspiracy theorist who believes Sandy Hook was faked or the creationist that can never see enough evidence to convince them that evolution is real.
You are just like them.