Regarding my post of September 21, “GMOs & GE—Different Names, Same Process,” I fall into the anti-camp. Some of my reasons being:
● As I said in my previous post, I want to know how my food was grown as well as the food sources. I believe Congress does not have the right, under the influence of agribusinesses or anyone else, to eliminate my right of choice. Once again, what are these companies trying to hide?
● The ramifications of GMOs are unpredictable and unknown.
● If you’re eating processed food, you are most likely consuming GMOs.
● If you’re eating animals raised on GMO feed, you’re eating GMOs. Think about it.
● GMOs can introduce allergens into foods.
● No long-term testing has been done on GMOs—we are the experiment.
● GMOS may play a role in gastrointestinal issues and chronic disease.
● Unexpected traits in plants may arise.
● With the introduction of GMOs and the attack against labeling them, ask yourself who controls our food supply.
● In nature, the cross-pollination of GMOs can occur with non-GMO crops through the wind and insects. Will this lead to the destruction of non-GMO species?
● Along with the above point, I believe in the need for genetic diversity.
Again, if you want a choice, contact your senators regarding H.R. 1599. Thank you.