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    GMO labeling

    I'm curious if you are living in California, are you going to vote for the GMO labeling proposition? If so, why? If not, why not? If you live outside California, are you hopeful that we'll pass it or do you hope that we don't? Why or why not?
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    Not living there. (Lived in San Francisco 1974-1988.)

    Hope you pass it. Why? Because CA has about 1/10th of the entire US population, so when something like that passes there, it's a big deal. Get NY, TX, IL, and FL on board, and the people have beat the big ugly known as Monsanto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Not living there. (Lived in San Francisco 1974-1988.)

    Hope you pass it. Why? Because CA has about 1/10th of the entire US population, so when something like that passes there, it's a big deal. Get NY, TX, IL, and FL on board, and the people have beat the big ugly known as Monsanto.
    +1...except for the san francisco bit, but i was there for a week a couple of years ago.
    if this is something that picks up steam in a lot of populous states, and other states hop on board, it could be a national standard before too long. that would be one hell of a fight, but one worth winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Not living there. (Lived in San Francisco 1974-1988.)

    Hope you pass it. Why? Because CA has about 1/10th of the entire US population, so when something like that passes there, it's a big deal. Get NY, TX, IL, and FL on board, and the people have beat the big ugly known as Monsanto.
    It will never happen in Florida. In terms of social/health/financial progress, we tend to go backward rather than forward. Sux.

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    What I have heard is that since California is the 8th largest economy in the world, they'll likely not make a different set of labels just for California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    What I have heard is that since California is the 8th largest economy in the world, they'll likely not make a different set of labels just for California.
    Sure they will. CA is probably the main reason we have hybrid cars. When CA does it right (an imo, GMO labelling is the right thing to do), it makes a difference to all of us. Do you think that ConAgra, et al, want to have to stop selling their products to 10% of the country? No way. They'll cave. Most of the food industry operates on thin margins and they don't blithely toss out 10% of their customers.

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    I live in Cali and hell yeah I'm voting for Prop 37! I want to make the decision for myself if I want to eat foods with GMO products in them(which I don't).

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    If they did make different labels for California, the Internet would let us tell people in other states which things are GMO. The other thing I've heard is that since most things have HFCS in it and that's made of GMO corn, that most things will have the GMO label on it. It'll be like a huge red flag showing you where all the HFCS is hiding.

    I'm curious if anybody thinks it is a bad idea to label GMO foods.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I'm curious if anybody thinks it is a bad idea to label GMO foods.
    It is a bad idea to have government force people to label GMO food. It is not a bad idea to label GMO food. If we had a free market in food, companies like Monsanto and ADM wouldn't exist, GMO food might have never even come about, and if it did we'd surely have labeling by now. Government is the cause of our current state of affairs. There is something perverse in the idea of lobbying for more government regulations to rectify the situation that was caused entirely by government regulations and market manipulations, but I get why people think it might be the least bad option. I just hope we don't forget the big picture. Government and regulations are the enemy. Ultimately they need to slain. Laws like Prop 37 might make things slightly better in the short term, but they do it in a way that empowers the very entity that we need to be fighting. We can't lose sight of that. The greatest "reform" to fix our current food problems would be to burn Sacramento and Washington DC to the ground.

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    It's a bad idea if you are trying to sell GMO foods.
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