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Stephen Kruiser

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May 23, 2013 - 11:15 am

Hey, gotta take these victories where we can find them.

The Senate has overwhelmingly rejected an amendment allowing states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

The amendment by Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to clarify that states can require the labels. Both the Vermont House and Connecticut Senate voted this month to make food companies declare genetically modified ingredients on their packages.

The Senate amendment was rejected Thursday on a 71-27 vote.

Opponents are from farm states that use a lot of genetically modified crops. They say the government should leave the issue to the Food and Drug Administration, which does not require the labeling. They say it would be was expensive for food companies and therefore consumers.

If science wants to make my food better and last longer, let it. Now get to work on that Jetsons thing where I just have to tell it what meal I want and it makes it in seconds.

A hover car would be nice too.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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I'm not sure what the enviros are on about. Is it that GM plants might escape into the wild and become indestructible invasive species? Or do they think there's something wrong with eating GM plants? Or all of the above?

I can understand the first concern. GM plants designed to grow in poor soil or resist insect attacks might out-compete native species in the wild.

The second, I don't get. Is GM food supposed to give you cancer or something?
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So we have to label every ear of corn now?
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Another enviro-whacko agenda item, the banning of genetically modified foods. All our foods are genetically modified. It's how we get such high yields and high quality. The nuts do not get that half the world would starve without such foods. Or maybe they do get it, which is... disturbing.
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True. Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't humans been genetically modifiying food plants since the Neolithic Age? I think it's called...oh, yeah: "selective breeding."
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You'll never convince me the French Bulldog isn't the result of genetic modification of some sort. But French Bulldogs aren't especially dangerous.
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