Russia has banned Monsanto GMO corn and many European nations are considering a ban in light of recent French studies that have shown alarming links to cancer. Do you think it's important that we label all food honestly as they are now going to do in California? Shouldn't the public have a right to be informed when they are eating foods that have been chemically altered and as such may pose a long-term health risk?
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I agree fitmom.- so many folk take things at face value, which is why we need the labels. Sadly the 'junk' of cereals is only shown in the small print, so folk need to get those specs out and read and then choose accordingly
agreed that a lot of food labeled or marketed as healthy isn't. Nutrition and fitness education should be highlighted and it isn't, probably because it would interfere with junk food in school lunches things like that... sigh.
I agree, the next question would be how to get people to care enough about anything to take charge and do something about it.
I totally agree, unfortunately the food lobbyists don't because they know many people would probably avoid these foods.
studies here are bought and paid for. Look up the French study I mentioned it's quite illuminating. Studies in this country are a joke.
The studies showing cancer links are valid so I disagree with you on that, but I do agree fully with you about Monsanto holding seeds hostage with patents. They'll do anything for money even if it means sacrificing health.
I read recently that the suicide rate amongst Indian farmers has doubled since the introduction of GM. It hasn't produced the promised results. It's not about feeding the Third World, it's about controlling the market.
GM products DO produce more food -- the problem is that global corporations are gouging small farmers and charging obscene prices, and farmers are squeezed. in addition, much of the basic research for this was supported by taxpayers yet corps profit