Rock legend Neil Young is boycotting Starbucks because he believes they oppose the Vermont law requiring labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients. Do you care if your food is genetically modified in any way?
I think antibiotics use in livestock production is much more worrisome than GMOs.
not contain GMO products," which is meaningless).
I do very much. It's extremely harmful to your health and I want to AT LEAST know what I'm eating. If this wasn't such a big deal, then why are all the major food companies fighting it? They're hiding something. From you. And yet you don't care.
changed, and that's just unfeasible. That's why you get labeling like "may contain soy/peanut/corn oil" - to cover possibilities for changing supply. There's no way to incorporate that flexibility into GMO labeling (it would look like "may or may
No, and I don't read labels, surprised Neil Young can.
No. Labelling only furthers the idea that GMOs are dangerous, or that GMO actually means anything.
It's almost impossible to know what your eating in today's day in age. I just want to live life.
GMO's are bad. Period.
I honestly could not care less about them, but I do believe our food should be labeled.
No, GMO food doesn't concern me (at least at present; there is some potential for issues). Requiring food to be labelled, especially packaged food, would be pretty ridiculous, though. Companies would have to change packaging every time their supply
No, but if you answered yes, you might as well quit eating. Genetic Modification has been done for centuries through cross-breeding. Today's cows, wheat, corn, rice, apples, oranges, potatoes, tomatoes, etc, etc, are not what they started out to be.
No, I really don't. I love Neil Young, and I'm fine with seeing Starbucks go away and bring back the donut stores, but this isn't an issue I would boycott anything over.
Gmos are not unhealthy at all. You can use arguments such as saying they taste worse or go against nature. But saying they are unhealthy is not one of them. Cite a source where you prove your point, and unbiased factual site.
I'm sorry that you feel so threatened by the conversation here you feel the need to leave it. I'm trying to figure out why you feel so strongly about it and any actual facts you have supporting those beliefs.
I don't care but I'd like to know.
Cross breeding isn't the same as twisting the DNA of a corn seed so farmers can flood the field with RoundUp and still make a profit. And fyi: "stop eating" is a terrible argument point
I don't care, but it should be listed. I don't know why he's picking on Starbucks when TONS of other businesses are doing the same. Our food industry is a joke.
I just want them to label it, there isn't anything wrong with GMO's, other than super bugs, which are avoidable, but I digress, just label them so people will realize they've been eating them for years and quit bitching.
Do you ever buy bread, ice cream, candy, soft drinks, cereal, ketchup which is not organic (and there any many more). Because they all contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup, which are GMO. It's impossible to live without getting any.
I couldn't care less about GMO's.
That's a really good point. I was of the "full disclosure" mindset, but you have made me think twice.
Humans have been eating genetically modified organisms since we first started farming and animal husbandry.
Harmful to our health? How?
Even that sounds cumbersome to me. Three different places to put each vegetable? And hoping for no mixups in the supply line, including when store employees restock.
I'd at least like to know what I'm buying and eating for my own health preference. I have a right to know, don't i? The food companies are hiding something from me and I don't like that
Me too! Good grief!
Where's the evidence then?
People argue against evolution. People argue against climate change. People argue against Earth being round. That's a profoundly stupid argument.
I never thought or said he owned Tyson chicken. But nevermind that. If you want to eat carelessly go ahead but it's my choice to eat Organic. Do you normally criticize people's health and their choices regarding it?
Raptor, how do you, or even do you, differentiate between genetic modifications in the lab and through selective breeding?
GM food is labeled in most of Europe, although I agree it's far from perfect, it's not impossible.
DonW, genetic engineering is not the same as selecting breeding.
Well, except that every time one ingredient for something like, say, a cake mix was unavailable in non-GMO form & the company had to sub a GMO, packaging would have to be reprinted. And that's just going to happen. I see it as unworkable.
We're still waiting Raptor...
Almost everything we eat is hectic ally modified, either in the lab or through selective breeding.
I think it's probably a lot easier for stuff like produce, but even then the store itself would have to keep close track of which stuff it was putting in which bins, when restocking. Separate sections for organic, non-GMO & "regular" maybe?
None of of are yelling at anyone, let alone each other.
So you won't answer questions or produce your evidence?
Your entire position is summarily dismissed. Your opinion on this topic has zero value and will be ignored.
Strongly agree. That is beginning to worry me.
I agree fredd, why NOT label it?
Do you know for a fact that Tyson (Note: ALSO A FOOD COMPANY) wasn't paid for his silly little video? GMOs grew massive tumors on rats within 6 months
Very true, but it is still slightly possible to avoid them
FINALLY - someone who knows what they're talking about!
The real problem here is why are these companies willing to pay millions of dollars to prevent labeling. Unless they are hiding something. Labeling GMO's is mandatory in Europe and it didn't cause any price rise as those companies claim it would.
Yes, very much.
People have the right to know whether they are buying a tomato or a tomato crossed with fish DNA.
How are GMOs harmful to your health?
If I know something is a GMO or a food that has it in it I will not eat it, like corn. I want labels!
fredd & theRapt0r, just assume that over the centuries all editable things have been Genetically Modified and get on with a life. The other point is the cost of labeling the same food differently because one has onions & the other has pickles.
So you do or do not differentiate between genetic modifications made in the lab and those done through selective breeding?
Wrong, GM food is not banned but it is rare. Few GM crops are grown and the USA has even argued that the restrictions are effectively a trade barrier.
I'm guessing Rapt0r was never on the debate team. I really don't understand how he feels so attacked when being asked pretty basic questions. If you don't want to explain your beliefs then I'm afraid I agree with cite.
No I'm not criticizing your food choices. (For the record I think they should be labeled for those who don't want to eat them) I'm still waiting for how they are unhealthy. Where is your source for these rats you speak of?