The business of food is not moving in a direction favorable to health and nutrition. The problem seems to be the size and power of the industry itself. Driven purely by profit motive, the end result will be everyone eating a cheap high fructose corn syrup-soy protein gruel provided by the triumvirate of evil in industrial agriculture. It will be grown from genetically perfected Monsanto seeds, processed by Archer Daniels Midland, and packaged and sold by ConAgra. Of course there will be no need to actually eat this slop. We’ll all be wearing something like an insulin pump which will periodically doses us with the nutrient sludge.
It goes without saying that information is power. If there is nothing wrong with genetically modified food, then the industry should have no problem labeling the packages. The industry balked at labeling trans fat. It hasn’t hurt their sales. Chain restaurants balked at putting calories on menus in NYC. They didn’t lose sales and some are now rolling out calorie info nationwide. The informed consumer is a good consumer and a necessary component of a healthy economy.
the campaign has highlighted Americans’ increasing distrust of the food industry and the lack of transparency surrounding what goes into the food they eat. Given that 50 countries already label GM foods in Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and China, he hopes American skepticism will continue to hold food manufacturers accountable.