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Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Freespirit:" probably not, but I think GMO labeling would be a great start to fixing the problem?"


Wouldn't that just jack prices up even more?

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" Wouldn't that just jack prices up even more?"</blockquote>




So you think its okay to mass feed GMOs without most people even knowing they're consuming it? They're given no choice because its not publicized.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124248 posts
status 27th Mar '13
Quoting ♥K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" Wouldn't that just jack prices up even ... [snip!] ... to mass feed GMOs without most people even knowing they're consuming it? They're given no choice because its not publicized."


:!:



I think we should at least have a choice. I mean there is even GM salmon now.

Freespirit 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3572 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Stfu Squirrel:" Wouldn't that just jack prices up even more?"


possibly, but I think giving people the option to choose what type of food they are consuming would be a huge step in the right direction. Canada and the US are the two of the only countries that don't require GMO labeling. Something about that just doesnt sit well with me.

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" :!: I think we should at least have a choice. I mean there is even GM salmon now."</blockquote>




Have you seen them? They're disgustingly huge and they die far quicker than the other salmon, which shows there's obviously an issue.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124248 posts
status 27th Mar '13
Quoting ♥K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" :!: I think we should at least ... [snip!] ... seen them? They're disgustingly huge and they die far quicker than the other salmon, which shows there's obviously an issue."


Yes, its disgusting.



CA had a bill on the ballot last year for GMO labels. Most people voted against it because it would raise prices. I voted for it. I want to know what I'm eating, it should be on the label. I shouldnt have to do hours of research on specific brands at home before I go to the grocery store.

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Yes, its disgusting. CA had a bill on the ballot last year for GMO labels. Most people voted against ... [snip!] ... it should be on the label. I shouldnt have to do hours of research on specific brands at home before I go to the grocery store."</blockquote>



Right? The carrots I'm currently eating are supposedly non GMO but I never truly know if I believe it or not. :(

Pistol Annie☆ 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 12634 posts
27th Mar '13

I hate this. I shouldn't have to be terrified to feed my family and have to go into debt in the process... Food isn't food anymore it's food like "products". Organic is the most abused word in the English language. So I spend 3x as much to shop at whole foods and it's probably not even doing any good. BAH! @$#)O$(*)($#

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting ♥K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" Wouldn't that just jack prices up even ... [snip!] ... to mass feed GMOs without most people even knowing they're consuming it? They're given no choice because its not publicized."


No, I don't think it's ok.
But it's the solution that the farm/food industry has come up with to give consumers what we think we want.



Personally, I'm all for avoiding GMOs, I prefer to eat organic, I don't want to eat that crazy shit any more than anybody else does. I like tiny berries that look like berries, tomatoes that look and taste like tomatoes, etc. I mean, I don't even know the last time I bought a tomato from a grocery store and it tasted like anything. They sure are pretty nowadays though!



Just think about it. Of course we have GMOs. Grow more food, feed more people, end up with less waste (less rotten or ugly fruits and vegetables), and offer them for sale at low prices. They're in the business of feeding people. Most people go to the store, they want the prettiest tomato. The bread that tastes best. Bigger strawberries are more efficiently picked and processed. A bushel of berries takes less time to pick if they're huge berries, so labor costs are lower, so the retail price is lower.



Everybody wants more for less. Easier and cheaper. It's just how we are.

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" No, I don't think it's ok. But it's the solution that the farm/food industry has come up with to give ... [snip!] ... labor costs are lower, so the retail price is lower. Everybody wants more for less. Easier and cheaper. It's just how we are."</blockquote>



Last I knew they actually do not produce gm tomatoes.
But I do understand. I think if GMOs were more publicized and the potential risks, there would be a lot more uproar. Every person I've ever brought GMOs up to had no idea what I was talking about :(

Freespirit 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3572 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting ♥K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" No, I don't think it's ok. But it's the ... [snip!] ... risks, there would be a lot more uproar. Every person I've ever brought GMOs up to had no idea what I was talking about :("


this! My sister is horrible about buying super crappy food. I made chilli at her house the other day while I babysat her son and she said she had garlic in the fridge. Come to find out she bought a squeeze bottle of garlic :roll: when I joked with her about it she admitted she had no idea what garlic even looks like :shock: pretty sad. I agree people want things cheaper and easier for the most part. I also think, like the other mama said, there is not enough info out there educating people about exactly what GMOs are.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting ♥K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" No, I don't think it's ok. But it's the ... [snip!] ... risks, there would be a lot more uproar. Every person I've ever brought GMOs up to had no idea what I was talking about :("


Idk, but they've done SOMETHING to ruin tomatoes because they're just red balls of nothing.



There's something about it in The Great American Detox Diet, by Alexandra....something. Morgan Spurlock's wife. I read it several years ago, and "Animal Vegetable Miracle" at the same time. Pretty much changed my life. Didn't totally change my eating habits though, because I'm a lazy American who values convenience. Not proud of that, but it is what it is.

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Freespirit:</b>" this! My sister is horrible about buying super crappy food. I made chilli at her house the other day ... [snip!] ... part. I also think, like the other mama said, there is not enough info out there educating people about exactly what GMOs are."</blockquote>



Access is also a huge issue. I live in an area where its damn near impossible to find anything decently healthy.

Pistol Annie☆ 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 12634 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting ♥K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" No, I don't think it's ok. But it's the ... [snip!] ... risks, there would be a lot more uproar. Every person I've ever brought GMOs up to had no idea what I was talking about :("

They've been selling GM tomatoes since the early 90's. What's really creepy is how they tried to gene splice tomatoes and reptiles to make them more resistant to cold and disease. They said the experiment failed... but who really knows? CREEPY!

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" Idk, but they've done SOMETHING to ruin tomatoes because they're just red balls of nothing. There's ... [snip!] ... change my eating habits though, because I'm a lazy American who values convenience. Not proud of that, but it is what it is."</blockquote>



I hate tomatoes so I wouldn't know.
But I totally understand the lazy american thing , in general I'm the same way but GMOs make my skin crawl. Yuck, there's just little access to non GMO here.