Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Proposition 37

Obama is re-elected, so that's good! (or better than Romney anyway)

However, it seems like the propositon 37, to label GMO (Genetically Modified Organisims) foods in California has not passed. What a shame! I live far from California and US, where GMO's are quite restricted but still I'm not quite comfortable with this whole GMO thing and I'm pretty sure we get GMO foods from US as well. If you haven't yet, do watch the Genetic Roulette movie, it seems GMOs have caused both allergies and sicknessses in both humans and cattle.

There's a lot of talk about how GMO's should be more resistant to drought and pests for example, however, I still haven't heard of a real life case where this would have been true in the long run. The pests have usually become resistant and organic produce has been more resistant to drought. Do correct me if I'm wrong.

If you want to avoid GMOs, there is at least one shopping guide for non-GMO produce and organic labelled food should be safe as well.

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