• #7
    Do support or oppose California's Proposition 37, to require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms?

    Is there a good reason to be against giving consumers information about what they consume? BTW the author is Nancy Pelosi's daughter. That may be a good reason. ;-)
  • #11
    Just because someone drops the word "organic" on a label doesn't mean it's any better or healthier than other food. Perfect example "free range" chickens. Would you rather your chicken was fed off a diet that's monitored for nutrition or simply allowed to eat whatever it happens to find laying on the ground, which is what "free range" means.
  • #13
    Actually an organic label does mean something. It means that no pesticides were used on plants and that meat ate organic plants and received no hormones. It also means there are no GMO foods in it.
    A free range label is not held to any standard. Studies have shown that actual free range chickens end up eating the nutrients they need and end up being healthier and thus better for us. Factory farm chickens do not get fed a closely monitored diet for nutrition purposes. They are fed with the purpose of fattening them up as quickly as possible so profits can be made. We actually go for local farmers who we know have free range chickens. For us it is less about nutrition and more about the unethical treatment of animals on factory farms.
    Ultimately if you choose to not care about organic or non-GMO that's cool, but I believe people have a right to know what is in their food. I think the bill should go farther and require them to actually state what kind of poison they put on the crops now that they are basically using agent orange.
  • #16
    @Cheenoguy It's still a misnomer to be labeled "organic". The only thing that says is that farmer didn't use pesticides or herbicides. It doesn't take into account what his neighbor's practices are. Having been raised on a farm I can tell you that chemicals don't recognize fence lines. Basically, the only thing "organic" ensures is that you'll pay twice as much.
  • #22
    @LGRepublican we eat 'free range chickens and meat products only. it's much better and much healthier than animals that are fed chemicals, growth hormones, antibiotics, and other garbage including excrement and byproducts.
  • #24
    @LGRepublican my grandmother prided herself in the fact that she never ate a supermarket chicken after the first one she tried.'a supermarket chicken never had the chance to scratch in the garden,' she said,'and all you can taste is the misery in them.'

    i agree with her.
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  • #67
    Yes I support it GMO foods are bad but are desperately need if people knew where their food comes and know how it's processed they would not eat...there's no such thing as a family farm any more
  • #65
    The whole GMO labeling is a joke, look what happen with the Nutrition label. Even if this does get passed, you'll see some tiny print strategically hidden label that won't make any difference because people won't be able to see it. They should remove the word "Nutrition" from the label. Junk food is not nutrition, people are thinking if it has a Nutrition Label then it must be good for you ha ha ha.
  • #52
    " — a paperwork mandate that could make it hard for mom-and-pop groceries to stay in business. Enforcement would largely occur through lawsuits brought by members of the public who suspect grocers of selling unlabeled food, a messy and potentially expensive way to bring about compliance."
  • #40
    I am in favor of labeling everything we buy. As everyone knows, most Americans go to the grocery store and buy everything they eat. But, when driving down the road they will stop and buy from a farmers' market without any marking at all.
    One thing to will pay for those lables that must be applied to every little piece of produce. As it stands now stores must be able to tell you where the produce was grown. That's all.
    I have a small garden in which I grew tomatoes, butter beans, peppers, yellow squash, carrots, eggplant, okra, and cucumbers. At present I have winter greens: Collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, and onions. I use both commercial fertilizer and barnyard compost. Does this mean I should tell visitors, friends, and family what the cows and horses ate to create the barnyard compost? Maybe keep the fertilize sacks in case someone asks about it?
  • #38
    Without genetic modifications, our cabbage and broccoli would look like a weed and be inedible unless boiled for an hour. Our corn would be the size of a pickle and the yield per acre would be one tenth of today. The same situation goes for our rice, wheat, apples, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, lettuce and dozens of other plants that have been "modified" from their heirloom forms for everything from pest and drought resistance to increased yield and nutrition. This anti-GMO hype is so seventeenth century!!!
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  • #26
    Yes, without prejudice of course, but we should know exactly what we are eating, remember finding out about what they call "red slime"? Ewww, made me grind my own beef for hamburgers and meatballs. At least I know what's in it.
  • #23
    fine, label it all. what i want to know is exactly how products have been 'genetically mutated' and why it causes harm. in most cases it builds a better, more disease resistant plant.

    secondly, someone mentioned 'cloned' animals. what difference does it make to me or to anyone else. a cloned animal is still a completely natural animal.
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