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Letter to the Editor: Failure of Proposition 37 Bad for Our Health

By Suzanne Rogers |

I cannot believe Proposition 37 lost in California! What?!

Now, food manufacturers legally don’t have to tell us honestly what crap is in our food. Genetically modified foods can now be everywhere and in anything, and they don’t have to legally state the fact to us consumers. What?

This is so bad for our health and health of our kids (whose parents either cannot afford or don’t want to afford organic foods).

Will all our kids now be eating GMOs at school? Yuck!

I’m so upset with California right now. I don’t think people really understood the proposition or the consequences of it not passing. Argh!

Suzanne Rogers

» on 11.08.12 @ 12:20 PM

When I was a kid, they used to put whale meat in the hamburgers at school. Remember that gray, bubbly coating and that strange taste that your mom could never duplicate at home?

Then there was A&P selling kangaroo meat as lamb. Outrage! We have come such a long way.

Why is everybody against GMO? Think of the good it has already done: huge “cheap” crops of (subsidized) RoundUp-resistant feed corn and soybeans that can be used to fatten up feedlot cattle (and make them sick as hell) just before slaughter. Lots left over for making ethanol for cheap booze and lousy fuel, and of course high-fructose corn syrup.

In-N-Out, McDonald’s, Jack In The Box, Taco Bell - these great companies could not exist without GMO and farm subsidies.

Without the benefits of GMO, the poorest states in our union would also be the skinniest. Because of them, our poorest people have the distinction of being the world’s fattest! Being fat helps them develop expensive diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and arterial plaque.

What would the health care industry do without the millions of patients GMO crops help create? How would we keep our doctors occupied? Why would we need Obamacare?

Food for thought!

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