Anti-Science Hippies Make Progress Toward Labelling GMOs (Except Organic Ones)

Jun 13, 2012 | Posted by: Cash | Full story: www.science20.com

Advocates have collected more than half a million signatures to get a November measure in front of voters which would force special labels on virtually all foods sold in the state - outside Whole Foods, anyway.
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Jun 14, 2012
 
First, I take great offense at the term Anti-Science Hippies. Why? Because we want to know if we are consuming Genetically Modified 'Material'? And we are supposed to trust the FDA? The same FDA that has been using humans as guinea pigs for drug trials - putting the drugs on the market with strict instruction to call THEM with any side effects - for at least a decade and most likely more.

I'm not going to apologize for wanting to know what is in my food. I'm not going to be labeled an Anti-Science Hippie for wanting a warning that the fresh broccoli is not actually broccoli but 'material'. As for organic food being labeled, I can simply avoid organic food now can't I?

Most of us do not simply follow blindly. That does not make us "Anti-Science". It makes us intelligent and capable of independent thought.

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Jun 19, 2012
 
T Turner wrote:
First, I take great offense at the term Anti-Science Hippies. Why? Because we want to know if we are consuming Genetically Modified 'Material'? And we are supposed to trust the FDA? The same FDA that has been using humans as guinea pigs for drug trials - putting the drugs on the market with strict instruction to call THEM with any side effects - for at least a decade and most likely more.
I'm not going to apologize for wanting to know what is in my food. I'm not going to be labeled an Anti-Science Hippie for wanting a warning that the fresh broccoli is not actually broccoli but 'material'. As for organic food being labeled, I can simply avoid organic food now can't I?
Most of us do not simply follow blindly. That does not make us "Anti-Science". It makes us intelligent and capable of independent thought.
Well, maybe you are a sane hippie rather than an anti-science one. Nothing wrong with sane huppies. But you do not know what is in your food right now. Do you know what 100% organic means? It means 95% organic with dozens of synthetic ingredients. Do you know what pesticides are on your organic food? No you do not. Do you know what GMOs are in the feed of your organic beef? No, and this legislation specifically exempts the organic food multinationals from any accountability. You can avoid GMOs as easily as organic. How many sugar beets do you eat?
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Jun 19, 2012
 
What do these companies selling GMO's have to hide?

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Jun 19, 2012
 
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What do these companies selling GMO's have to hide?
That's kind of like asking why Jews need to hide if they don't want a special label, right? The legislation is not about truth, it is about a warning label - to scare people - over something that has done no harm. Organic food has sickened and killed far more people than any GMOs, since GMOs are sitting at zero.

If they required accuracy in labels for all foods, rather than just the genetic makeup, that would be worthwhile. But it would kill the organic food industry. You do not want to know what is in or on organic food.

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Jun 20, 2012
 
Cash - I do not shop for and eat organic products. I do my best to understand what is on the label of the products I do consumer and serve my family.

One thing I stay away from - WalMart beef.

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Jun 22, 2012
 
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Cash - I do not shop for and eat organic products. I do my best to understand what is on the label of the products I do consumer and serve my family.
One thing I stay away from - WalMart beef.
What's wrong with Wal Mart beef? It is going to have the same standard as any other beef and the same spot checking as any other beef, organic or not: very little. The label says what, beef?

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Jun 22, 2012
 
Cash wrote:
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What's wrong with Wal Mart beef? It is going to have the same standard as any other beef and the same spot checking as any other beef, organic or not: very little. The label says what, beef?
You are wrong on the beef and as a person that has raised literally 100s of tons of meat I can tell you why.

First is the anti biopics that are feed to the cow before she even gives birth and are continually feed to the animals up until slaughter.

Second is the growth hormone that are feed to all animals and early found and tested in humans after eating this meat.
The age of puberty for girls in the USA has dropped from 14 years of age in the 1920s to 10 years of age in 2006

Third is the corn feeding of the animals to put on weight the last months of their life produces a unnatural fatty meat.......

Try eating some grass fed beef or wild raised chickens and look and taste the difference.

It is like comparing a fresh picked tomato from a garden with a store bought taste less tomato.

When you go to the butcher shop here and buy chickens the skin is very yellow and simply putting the chicken in a pot of water and boiling it will produce a smell and taste that now walmart chicken will ever have....

Go to the butcher shop and by ground beef and it is almost too lean for burgers...5 to 7 percent fat
Go to Walmart and you get 20 to 30 percent fat in your burger.

GMO foods have been proven to cause a series of problems and most countries are now banning them....

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Go to Walmart and you get 20 to 30 percent fat in your burger.
GMO foods have been proven to cause a series of problems and most countries are now banning them....
I was okay with most of your comment, and then you went into crackpottery with that last sentence. I don't care how many steers you raised - I raised a few as well - there is zero science data for your claim.

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Cash wrote:
<quoted text>I was okay with most of your comment, and then you went into crackpottery with that last sentence. I don't care how many steers you raised - I raised a few as well - there is zero science data for your claim.
but there is a taste difference that restaurants pay me extra for
Not including the less fat health reason

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Cash wrote:
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What's wrong with Wal Mart beef? It is going to have the same standard as any other beef and the same spot checking as any other beef, organic or not: very little. The label says what, beef?
No, Cash - that's the thing. The label says (not verbatim) "18% solution added for texture and color".

And I never read the label until after I had one of their steaks grilled at home. It was just terrible, like their bakery -everything looks pretty but tastes like plastic play food for want of a better term.

I'm not an organic nut. With 5 kids (2 still at home) I could't have afforded to be one even if I wanted to. But I do read labels. And I believe everything we consume should have a label on it. Use it or don't, but it should be there.

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