Unfortunately Monsanto & Co spent 40+ million Dollars to defeat it, and they did.
My personal opinion is that genetically modified foods are a major danger to our health as well as the integrity of the food we produce.
Despite what the GMO companies claim, they haven’t been tested well, and negative tests have been hidden.
In fact, country after country is banning the importation and sale of GMO foods and seed stock.
I don’t want to go into an anti GMO rant here. There’s plenty of other places you can hear about it. This is a good summary.
But it doesn’t matter whether you think they’re a problem or not. You should demand to know what’s in your food.
It’s impossible to make informed choices if you don’t have the right information.
There’s a reason why we have detailed nutritional content on food labels. It’s important.
Yet Big Ag like Monsanto doesn’t want you to know what’s GMO and what isn’t.
I think it’s safe to say that they know they’d sell far less if folks actually knew that they were eating corn that had been spliced with fish genes, for example.
So it’s time we demand disclosure on GMO ingredients in our food.
Now I don’t think this is something that belongs at the national level. This is absolutely a State level issue. Besides, it’s not like the Feds would do anything about it, not with Monsanto and Friends having a revolving door between themselves and Government.
But every one of us can support the movements towards GMO labeling across the country. They may have beaten it in California, but with 30 or so States considering similar requirements, it’s just a matter of time.
In closing, if you’re in Washington State, please check out http://labelitwa.org … my wife and I signed their petition. Please go find one and sign it.