The problem I have with GMOs is: If they are just like the "real thing baby"
Then why don't they label them?http://justlabelit.org/
Because GMOs have a bad reputation, whether they deserve it or not. Consumers avoid them because of the horror stories. Why would companies want to add a label that will cause their product to sell less?
I'm personally in favor of comprehensive labeling, but I understand why companies would be reticent, and it doesn't need to have anything to do with safety. Just profit.
I also don't like how manufacturers state: "Labeling will only confuse consumers"
WTF does that mean? Not all of us are sheeple & I certainly don't plan to make
Diabetes management a part of my lifestlye.http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/
Labeling _does_ confuse consumers. This is partly because manufacturers are deliberately hiding the less-attractive aspects of their products, but it's also because consumers have trouble contextualizing the numbers.
People are constantly complaining about labeling:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41781646/ns ... t-hazards/http://www.npr.org/2011/01/25/133218481 ... an-Helpfulhttp://ebrandaid.com/nutrition-labels/
Again, If it's such a great product "Label It".
I have the right to decide what I eat or NOT eat.
For example: I don't eat meat.
If a manufacturer doesn't want to label it as meat or change the name of meat
Does that mean I would become confused & eat it?
Of course not.
I completely understand what you are saying. But I think most manufacturers go out of their way to mislead busy
customers with false terms like "Natural".
The best a person can do is read labels, ask questions & educate themselves about ingredients.
I've noticed several nasties:
Most bread now has L-cysteine = human hair or duck feathershttp://www.naturalnews.com/032718_L-cys ... bread.html
Natural Flavores = anything including meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof
I could go on & on