Genetically Modified Food Label Initiative Failing - Why?





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Published on Nov 1, 2012

"On Nov. 6, those of us who live in California will get to vote on Proposition 37, which requires mandatory labeling of genetically-engineered foods (GMOs). And the whole country is watching.

It's shaping up to be quite the battle. A quick glance at who's supporting the bill and who's against it should tell you a lot. Supporters include Joe Mercola, the Organic Consumers Fund, Nature's Path Foods, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Clif Bar and Co., and Annie's. Opponents include Monsanto, Dupont, PepsiCo, DOW, Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, Nestle, General Mills and Kelloggs.

Questions, anyone?

The issue of GMOs has been a perplexing one and not nearly as simple as people on both sides of the fence try to make it. People have been selectively breeding crops and animals for ages (how do you think we have jumbo roses, or Boston Terriers, or uniformly-red tomatoes)? And there are honest, well-meaning scientists who are trying to solve massive problems like vitamin deficiencies in third world countries using GMO techniques. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Institute for Plant Sciences, for example, have created a strain of "golden" rice that contains an unusually high amount of beta-carotene (vitamin A) and hope to offer the golden rice seed free to any third world country that requests it."* Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss why GMO labeling is failing in the polls even though it wouldn't cost taxpayers anything and is already in wide practice worldwide (hint: money). Do people have a right to know if their food is genetically modified?

Learn more about Prop 37 and genetically modified foods: http://www.carighttoknow.org/

*Read more from Dr. Jonny Bowden/ Huffington Post:

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