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Saturday
Nov102012

Right to Ignorance Upheld

   I find it hard to believe that Californians voted down (53.1% to 46.9%) Proposition 37, also called the Right to Know Initiative, which would have mandated labels--as is done in 61 other countries--indicating whether your food had been genetically engineered. 

   You'd think common sense would prevail. In the end, however, dollars and cents to the tune of over $60 million from the usual suspects--Monsantos, DuPont, DOW, Pepsi, Coca Cola, ConAgra Foods, Nestlé, and so on--did.

   Makes you wonder what PepsiCo is trying to hide in its products, such as Quaker Oats, Frito Lays, Doritos, Aunt Jemima pancakes, Cracker Jacks . . . The list of possibly tainted "foods" goes on and on and on and on.

   I suppose the logical conclusion the consumer could make from PepsiCo and other company's defense of GMOs is that ALL their products now contain genetically modified ingredients.

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