The debate on the 2012 Farm Bill is really just heating up. There is a consensus that it seems to favor Big Ag over Small and Legacy Farmers.
Senators Sanders from Vermont and Boxer from California introduced a controversial Amendment that would make labeling of the presence of GM ingredients in food mandatory on a National Scale.
Ms. Thompson, the "Big Ag Lawyer, as she bills herself, is against this, referring to us who want said labeling as "Label Happy"
Not knowing what I’m paying MY MONEY to buy and eat!? That is the most self-serving position I’ve heard of yet. There are hundreds of Peer-Reviewed Studies tying GMO Foods with a variety of maladies, birth defects, and genetic dysfunctions. If YOU want to blithely ignore all that, it’s your CHOICE.
As an American, who would rather NOT “roll those dice”, I EXPECT to be advised of the presence of GMO’s in the food I’m expected to pay for.
If you were giving it away for free, you might have an argument. You’re not, so crazy me, I REQUIRE foreknowledge about what my money buys.
As a former Mortgage Originator, I was required by law to Pre-Disclose and Mortgages don’t normally come with health hazards.
As to the costs-really? How much does it really cost to print “May contain GM ingredients” on the label, and if Farmers are concerned they might lose Market-share if folks knew what they were being sold, that’s a thought they should have had at planting time-n’est pas?
So color me “Label Happy”.