In yet another self-aggrandizing move by the government, the White House Recently announced a whole litany of rules for the food industry, but someone how managed to completely leave off labeling GMOs.
In the new proposed rules, the measures are laughable. The New York Times quotes Michelle Obama saying:
“Our guiding principle here is simple – that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into a grocery store, pick an item off the shelf and tell whether it’s good for your family.”
And if not for the benevolence of government, we wouldn’t know what was good for us, right?
Yet, with all this self-congratulatory propaganda, what 93% Americans REALLY want to know, according to a New York Times survey from July 2013, is whether or not our foods contain GMO ingredients. One can imagine that number has gone up since the survey was reported, as new studies are released on the dangers associated with GMO foods.
Clearly, the government disregards the voices of those it purports to represent, instead finding new, exciting ways to regulate what we feed ourselves. Baylen Linikin has a too-true-to-be funny yet still humorous account of some of the proposed micromanagement of our food.
How do we counter this labeling nonsense?
Buy local. Support your local farmers. Know what’s in your food.
And stop believing that government will solve our food problems.
Wherever you are in your personal journey toward clean living and local food, thank you for joining me in mine. I look forward to sharing it with you.