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Islander
06-26-11, 11:02 PM
June 20, 2011
Posted by Josh Corn

A hundred years ago, pretty much all of the food Americans ate was essentially organic and local – and not surprisingly, much more nutritious. But with the advent of Big Agra and industrialized food production, we moved towards a food supply heavily modified for higher yields and higher profits. First came pesticides, which U.S. farmers began using just after World War II. Then came genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The first genetically modified food crop was introduced in 1994, and since then, the introduction of new GMO crops has accelerated at an alarming rate.

Throughout these changes, very little consideration has been given to food labeling, and by and large, consumers have had no idea to what extent the food they buy is contaminated with pesticides or genetically modified. Ironically enough, we now label normal food as “organic” to separate it from pesticide-laden, genetically modified food, which requires no labeling at all.

Call me silly, but shouldn’t it be exactly the opposite?

Read more: http://www.stopagingnow.com/liveinthenow/article/should-we-label-gmo-foods

Julieanne
06-27-11, 04:27 AM
Yes! (to both top and bottom questions)

highlander
06-27-11, 06:06 PM
I hate the way the word "organic" has been hijacked and bastardized.