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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GMO paranoia vs consumer freedom of choice

I understand that many people have concerns food from genetically modified seeds. I'm a bit skeptical about modern science and the absolute refusal to tell the truth by large corporations and big government in the twenty-first century.
On the other hand, I'm even more skeptical about lawyers and lobbying groups and I do not support the  initiative petition to require labeling of products containing GMO seeds.
I do not trust the anti-GMO people. I suspect ulterior motives.
I mean look, I would start my on anti-something group and do fundraising if I could lie effectively.
So yesterday when I was stacking annual ryegrass straw in 90 degree heat on a seemingly 90 degree slope and feeling a little stressed, I looked in my cooler for something to eat and found this fig bar.

I like these fig bars. You used to be able to just scoop them out of a big bin at the bulk food store. Now they are packaged. Probably health concerns or something. I feel so much safer now that I'm paying for paper packaging. Today I actually read the packaging.
This fig bar is certified GMO-free, kosher, and natural. Don't know what natural means, probably nothing... The pretty "natural" colors make me want to eat it and the confidence that it is GMO-free makes me so much more reassured so that when I fall off the stacker I will have no GMO contamination when I am paralyzed in the hospital.

So, if you don't want GMO, there will be a market for Non-GMO. Why is it your responsibility to force labeling? If you create a demand then the market will supply it. I am moderately happy to supply you with non-GMO chicken, pig, and cow feed. Although, I do take a while to get it done.
Why not just go ride your Mr. Garrison bicycle on narrow country roads if you want to annoy people? Why the missionary complex in the country? Why do we have to have a law for every special interest? Why can't you just leave me the #$%^&* alone?
Just saying...

Do I force you to listen to the Legendary Stardust Cowboy?


12 comments:

  1. Do not click. Now I got GMO laden green goat pizza froze to the fridgerator door.

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  2. Budd, how can we excercise our freedom of choice (which you support) if they refuse to tell us what's in things?

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    1. Simple! Only buy food labeled GMO free. If no label, don't buy. The GMO free label will be added voluntarily as it will increase sales. No new law needed!

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  3. In my haid agin, that fool's back in my haid agin...(channels Willie on a purposely mistuned banjo)

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    1. Perhaps the flying-pig fiddle and banjo will add, "Standing in a Trashcan THinking of you" to their playlist. People probably request it all the time. A popular square dance number.

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  4. My ears...Make it stop...Nooooo.....

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    1. You didn't have to click on it... If all your favorite bloggers jumped off a cliff would you do it too?

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  5. I find the warning label "made in a facility that also processes nuts" unintentionally hilarious .

    Imagine GMO labels are required and then some mad scientist invents a strain of wheat that doesn't contain gluten.The label "gluten-free GMO" could cause heads to explode.

    Labeling could be done voluntarily through a Citizen Review of Agriculture Products board. Food items that pass muster could then be sold with a CRAP label.

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    1. Now that "CRAP" label is one we could use more of. I grow the GM canola and don't care much if the cooking oil I use is made from same.

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    2. There could be a nice logo. I could advertise my blog as being "CRAP" certified!
      The very mention of Gluten-free GM wheat is hilarious. Especially if developed by Monsanto. Heads would be popping like balloons. Worlds colliding!

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  6. The LSC recording doesn't seem to play when I don't click on it. Am I doing something right for once?

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    1. So should there be a disclaimer on this blog noting that there is a possibility of hearing The Ledge or do you want to make the decision yourself?

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