Okay, I tend not to be a conspiracy theorist, but I can't help it. Consider I-522, the initiative to indicate on packaging if a food is GMO, or, some scientist tinkered with the genes of the food to make it like this or that. Now, there are some issues with GMO food, principally, that they've taken "each one bearing seed after it's kind" and made it to where the plants bear seeds that grow monstrosities. So, you have to buy new seed every year. Further, companies like Monsanto (makers of Roundup) have used the fact that their GMO plants are not killed by Roundup to sue farmers who had the unhappy happening of seed blowing into their fields from passing trucks. And Monsanto has been winning patent infringement cases, sometimes forcing farmers out of business or making them pay tens of thousands of dollars to settle claims....all because GMO seed from a passing truck flew out into their fields.
So, the food industry is pumping hundreds of millions into the campaign to defeat I-522. The latest claim from the food industry is that it will be far too expensive to conduct, if I-522 passes. Far too expensive when they are pumping hundreds of millions into the campaign to defeat it? And what is so expensive about adding three letters to a package?
I'm thinking they will stop at nothing to defeat I-522, and if it passes, keep it tied up in the courts for years with frivolous litigation, because if it is allowed, we will find that our food, 95% of our food, has been converted to GMO without us being notified of it. Why is this a problem?
GMO was approved because it was touted as the means to solve the world's food problems. Yet the produce has failed to perform as promised. Indeed, some GMO seeds have been banned by the FDA, and initial revelations are that companies have produced them illegally. Further, they have no research to show that their genetically modified foods are actually healthy and good for us.
Further, bees that pollenate EVERYTHING do not discriminate, and are cross-pollenating with non-GMO crops. There used to be a non-GMO Canola crop in the US, and this manner of cross-pollenating has wiped out the non-GMO Canola crop. Today, all Canola crops are GMO.
I think there's a huge monster lying in our farm fields, and the companies that put it there don't want us to know about it. What are they hiding?
Vote YES on I-522 (Washington State). MAKE them tell us what they have done to our food supply!