31 Oct '13, 9am

GMO labeling: Trick or treat?

GMO labeling: Trick or treat?

Once you detach the fear of unknown technology we can directly address the fear of corporate oligarchy. That, I think, is a legitimate fear. There are real problems with the consolidation of our crop innovation into just a few big companies: Group think and patent thickets can hinder innovation . Big businesses tend to be less responsive to the needs of their customers. And corporate consolidation yields a consolidation of the money needed to conduct democracy by the dollar . For all these reasons, people might want to use the GMO label to avoid these companies’ products, or even boycott them – that’s the other side of democracy by the dollar.

Full article: http://grist.org/food/gmo-labeling-trick-or-treat/

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