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Labeling GMO's is useless

Co-Existence is Impossible

As long as GMOs continue to be planted and utilized, the whole food chain is endangered. Enacting GMO Labeling implies co-existence with GMO and non-GMO crops. Monsanto convinces Whole Foods executives and other food distributors and merchants that GMO, non-GMO, and organic crops can share the turf - but this isn't true.

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Value of Labeling 14.Jan.2013 21:39

Den Mark, Vancouver WA

Ideal would be banning GMO's entirely, as San Juan County did in Washington, & as Jackson County will try to do in Oregon. In the interim, we'll make life difficult for monsanto et alia, & educate the public by shining bright lights on the secrets & lies, so that such laws will be easier to pass state-wide & even nationally.

As with legalizing marijuana, taking many steps & several fronts, with big progress in Washington State, Colorado, Detroit et cetera, so too with GMO's --- many steps & several fronts.

We'll win with GMO's, too. Pressure on USA & Canada also comes from EU & other international sources. We will win this. Labeling has strategic purpose. Hence, I-522 in Washington.

No it's not 14.Jan.2013 22:28


>>>Enacting GMO Labeling implies co-existence with GMO and non-GMO crops.

No it doesn't. It gives the consumer a choice and chance to REJECT GMO. As of now, they can't do that.

Fukk sake, don't act like a concern troll. Labeling is a good thing.

the right thing 15.Jan.2013 07:22


Personally, I can't understand the votes defeating labeling. Would you eat something a stranger handed you on the street? Don't you ask what's in it, or where it came from? GMOs in some cases are no better, and open to little more transparent 'research'. Don't forget the complementary chemicals and practices that facilitate its use. Labeling is simply the right thing to do.

completely disagree, Paul Fassa 15.Jan.2013 09:46


This kind of "all or nothing" attitude is impractical and short sighted. This is a step in the right direction. All movements like this must take place incrementally.

This way, consumers get a choice. When that choice becomes clear, and the preference for non-GMO food is apparent on the market, there will be much greater momentum for getting rid of them altogether.

We have the right to know 16.Jan.2013 17:49

I want to know

As a vegetarian I always read labels to see if the contents includes meat/meat byproducts. Why is it any different for those wanting to know if the food they are buying is natural or man manipulated?