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  • Wednesday, March 15, 2006

    Frankenstein foods - David V Goliath

    This report from Friends of the Earth, on the meeting taking place in Brazil on frankenstein foods:

    The identification and labeling of imports of GM products will be the key debate in Curitiba. (1) The biotech industries consistently opposed clear identification and labelling requirements for any of the GM crops on the market today. Without clear labelling many countries, especially developing countries with their limited resources, are unable to protect their food supply and environment from GM contamination.(2)

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    3 Comments:

    At 3/16/2006 09:14:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    They refuse labeling because they are anti-capitalist, perhaps? One of the tenets of capitalist theory is free and full information about the products available.

    But considering the technology itself was created on taxpayer dollars and the corporations in question receive MASSIVE subsidies from the government, I think it's fair to say that they are anti-capitalist (at least the Adam Smith version of capitalism).

     
    At 3/16/2006 10:03:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    Well, that's certainly a good point djeb. It seems strange to me that people who would describe themselves as conservative would support these measures. Perhaps yet another example of the crazy world we're living in?

     
    At 3/16/2006 10:28:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    I've got a post coming up on the "conservatives," but must be off to work for now...

     

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