Why are all the big boys like monsanto fighting against the gmo labeling? What are they afraid of? A bunch of tree huggers who get their info from those "garbage sites"? I would think that they would be proud of their accomplishments and show the world not just what improvements they made but also their failures and what they did to fix them. Instead they spend all their money pitting one camp against the other.
Full disclosure, let the fear-mongers stomp their feet and post random links to insignificant web-sites, and let us as individuals decide what we want to eat and how it's grown.
lol, why do people always ask that question? as if they dont know the answer?
its simple. Monsanto, in a sense, lost the GMO debate a long time ago. Something like 70% of people do not trust GMO products.
Monsanto wants to make money, period. So do their shareholders... lots and lots of greasy greenbacks. LOADS of cash. Uncountable sums of filthy currency. They want to hammer on coke and strippers. They want to build their wifes a new kitchen, and they want to pay their ex wifes alimony so she can build hers.
but so do i.
since there is no justifiable reason for labeling, beyond the hysterics created, i think they are perfectly justified in fighting labeling laws.
do you think the other side is promoting such laws out of their infinite kindness? do you think the organic industry, whose growth is absolutbly insane in comparison... dont you think they stand to benifit?
regarding garbage websites:
if it isnt peer reviewed
, or is by and large discredited, or just outright pandering, or simply slanted, it does not merit much consideration. Why? lack of objectivity and demonstrable/repeatable results.
some guy in russia publishes in the 'organic food is amazing and cool as fuck' journal, which has 0 impact factor, 0 peer review process, and absolutly 0 history and credibility.
Why should ANYONE give two shits what it has to say, when his results are contrary completely, to those of properly vetted repeated and reviewed journals?
so why do people care about these outing studies? two reasons, one they don't understand why they are bullshit, and two...it fits their world view, it fits the little prism they filter the world through.
ive got 0 problem with organic only folks... just dont drape that viewpoint in bullshit. when you do, you do youself a disservice.