> More and more people are noticing the decisive differences in the
>willingness and political ability of U.S. public health and regulatory
>agencies to act in the face of adverse information documenting real risks.
This in a country where the very same agency nevertheless requires a
"Nutrition Facts" panel fully informing the American consumer of the
protein content of mineral water, while denying any requests for GMO
labelling and attempting to eliminate existing radiation labelling.
Straight out of Kafka ...
Americans have the most complete nutrition labelling of any country in
the world, yet I have never seen an un-healthier, less fit lot than
My cynical side says that in this nation --- where the favourite
"vegetable" is French Fries, where Crisco gets 93% of its product
revenue from seven southern states, and where close to a majority are
obese (not just overweight) --- most people simply don't care whether
or not they eat GMOs, and the regulators know it. If you have any
doubts, look at photos from American service stations back in the '40s
and '50s, and then look around the next time when you tank up.
McDonalds was a true watershed in American food, health and nutrition,
the arrival of that company pretty well marking the beginning of
simultaneous disintegration in the farm economy and consumer health.
GMO / irradiation and associated labelling / regulatory issues are but
a symptom of the McFood phenomenon, which (I suspect) is why we're
having so much trouble getting anywhere with the regulators.
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