I know we’re all wrapped up in the convention just now, but if you want the choice to be easily apparent that you’re eating poison and you want to avoid it, sign VETO THE DARK ACT —
On July 7, the Senate passed a bill to label genetically modified foods allowing companies to use QR codes instead of words on the package. It discriminates against low income families, minorities, mothers, seniors, the disabled & those without smartphones.
In 2007 President Obama said, “We’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying.”
ALL Americans should know what they’re buying, not just the privileged.
Only 21% of Americans surveyed have scanned QR codes; QR code software must be downloaded. Just 27% of seniors & 50% of low income Americans own smartphones. 42% of Blacks & 36% of Latinos have had to let their smartphone service lapse. President Obama: Stand up for ALL Americans. Veto this discriminatory bill.
I admit that as a physician Board Certified in Internal Medicine, I am deeply sceptical of GMOs in food because I am not satisfied that the proper long-term studies have been done to conclusively demonstrate their safety in human nutrition. GMOs are inestimably valuable if confined to bioreactors to produce useful drugs. They just do not belong in the food supply. They also do not improve crop yields, so why use them anyway, except to impoverish and enslave farmers?