We Asked, You Answered: The GMO Debate Continues...

You nearly crashed our systems!

This Monday, we wrote about the proposed GMO label law and asked for your feedback. And you responded… with vigor.

One reader gave a good bird’s-eye view:

“What a great, succinct analysis of an impossible situation.

“As you pointed out, it is exactly like the government attempting to control other aspects of our diet. How much control should the government have in our choice to smoke cigarettes? Marijuana? Drink alcohol? Drink soda? Consume sugar (raw, refined, and HFCS)? Consume salt, fat, etc.? This list goes on and on. And typically, I’m against most forms of government control or intrusion. They inevitably screw it up and charge the taxpayers to do it. Which was exactly your point.

“That is, until you introduce Obamacare or any other form of socialized, government-monitored or -controlled, taxpayer-subsidized health care system. If the American public is going to be held responsible (expenses, resources, availability, etc.) for the health and maintenance of the general population and their habitual consumption of the poisons mentioned above — then shouldn’t some efforts be made to restrict such consumption… reduce health risks… reduce health care costs?

“It is a classic Catch-22. And we are F’d either way.

“Jeff B.”

Thanks Jeff. However, based on the feedback, it appears most of our readers have firmly decided where they stand:

You want them labeled. By law.

Here’s a sample of your responses:

“The government and its departments have the OBLIGATION to protect and inform the public… the citizens it serves.”

“Any food that is GMO or contains any GMO products should be labeled. The products should be independently tested to show what health hazards exist.”

“No one who works for or has worked for a company that produces GMO products should be involved in the decisions concerning labeling.”

“We think all foods that are grown with GMO seeds should be so labeled.”

“I wholeheartedly support requiring GMO labeling.”

“If a product is known to contain GMOs, it should be labeled.”

“GMO labeling should be mandated.”

“I am 100% for labeling food products GMO versus non-GMO.”

One insightful reader elaborates:

“Nate, it seems to me that to choose GMO labeling as the place to ‘draw the line’ on government regulation is the wrong place, wrong time. The labeling could be allowed to say ‘no GMO organisms have intentionally been used in this product’ to alleviate the confusion and legal mess coming from ‘unintentional pollination’ or other rather specious arguments against giving the consumer the right to know what is in their food. Over time, as consumers pick non-GMO foods over GMO foods, the likelihood of GMO cross-pollination would decrease as market demand for them decreases and, therefore, plantings of GMOs decrease. In this case, the health and safety of the consumer and their freedom of choice trumps the ‘danger’ of government regulation.

“S. F., paid-up subscriber.”

Et tu, S. F.?

I doubt anyone in our little circle here wants to eat GMOs. As one passionate reader put it:

“Who the HELL created these f***ing things, and why?”

Indeed.

The disagreement comes from how we want to avoid them. A public solution (government-mandated labeling laws) or a private solution (non-GMO labeling and third-party testing).

Actually, “disagreement” isn’t quite the right way to put it. The reality is much closer to: Just about everyone thinks I’m wrong.

If you read Monday’s email, you know where I stand. And anyone who’s ever met me in person can attest to my compulsion to beat a dead horse. So I’ll ask you one more question before we move on to something else:

Which do you trust more:

The power-hungry corporation that relies on your money for survival?

…or…

The power-hungry governmental authority that relies on your vote for survival?

Which one? Send in your answer (livingwelldaily@lfb.org), but then we’ve got to keep this Living Well train chugging forward. Plenty of other health topics (some exciting… some scary) to cover.

Nate Rifkin
Underground Health Researcher

P.S. I have to mention, at least someone from our legal department agrees with me:

“I’ll throw in my vote – third party testing and verification (like the Non-GMO project), but give tax breaks for companies that do this so it’s incentivized (I hear it’s terribly expensive to go through that process). :)”

Her excellent feedback didn’t surprise me – earlier at lunch she chewed me out for not having read Ayn Rand!

Nate Rifkin

Written By Nate Rifkin

Nate Rifkin is an obsessed health and mind-power researcher and author. To hear more from Nate, sign up to receive Living Well Daily for free, here.

View More Free Articles

[Alert] New Diabetes Drug CAUSING Cancer?!

You know what the world DOESN’T need? A new pill for diabetes. But Big Pharma – and the FDA – don’t agree. The FDA just approved a new pill to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. But there’s a HUGE problem with this new drug… it CAUSES CANCER. Here’s how to stay...

Read This

Gold Spice SUPERCHARGES Your Metabolism

As you age, it can seem like your metabolism comes to a screeching halt. And when it does, your energy tanks… and you start packing on the pounds. Even worse? You could find yourself on the fast track to dangerous diseases like diabetes and heart disease. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Because...

Read This

Attention Seniors: NEVER Take This Alzheimer’s Drug!

If you or your loved one has Alzheimer’s, you’d probably do just about anything to reverse the disease. That’s why it’s easy to submit when your mainstream doc suggests taking meds. The only problem? There’s not a single Alzheimer’s drug on the market that actually WORKS. And if that’s bad enough… research now shows that...

Read This

[Alert] Urgent Drug Warning For Cancer Patients

If you’ve got cancer, the only thing on your mind is surviving it. But the mainstream makes that difficult at every turn. The chemo… radiation… and even “safe” immunotherapies all come with a price. Now it looks like a popular class of conventional drugs can sabotage your chances of surviving cancer. And chances are you’ve...

Read This

Bedroom Issues? You MUST Read THIS

You know those red lights that pop us on your car’s dashboards? They’re signs that somethings wrong with your car. Well, your body has the same type of warning system. And if you’re a man of 50, you shouldn’t be looking for a red light… Instead, you should be calling the doctor if you’re having...

Read This

8x Better Memory in 1-Hour?!

If you’re like most of my senior patients, you’ve probably lost count of the number of times you’ve walked into a room… and totally forgot why you went in there in the first place. Or had to drive BACK to the grocery store for that one forgotten item. But most mainstream brain health solutions are...

Read This

REVERSE Dementia With This FREE Cure

If you’re anything like my senior patients, your biggest fear is losing your memories… and independence. And why shouldn’t it be? No one wants to saddle their family with the cost and stress of taking care of them as they grow older. But it seems like the mainstream is hell bent on seeing this happen...

Read This

Wonder Drink STOPS Memory Loss

As you age, keeping your brain in tip-top shape should be your most important health goal. Because without a healthy brain, you will slowly lose your memories… your health… and your independence. But your mainstream doc is NO HELP. He’ll just put you on a strict diet and give you a bunch of nasty, worthless...

Read This

[Alert] THIS Drink Is KILLING Seniors

If you’re anything like my senior patients, you’d do just about anything to live longer. That’s why you have up smoking… never skip your daily walk… and try to eat more veggies. But as it turns out there’s a certain drink you also NEED to avoid to stay out of an early grave. Your mainstream...

Read This

[WEIRD] NEVER Do This After Exercise

There’s all kinds of advice out there on the best way to get the most out of your workout. You know… post-exercise protein shakes… drinking water… and taking supplements. But what you don’t hear about is what you SHOULD’NT do after a workout. As it turns out there’s one weird thing you should avoid at...

Read This