I really resent the tone of this article about genetically modified organisms [GMOs]. It says, in essence,
- GMOs are safe.
- Trust us. We know.
- But the European experience shows that food processors won't use GMOs if they have to label their products as containing GMOs because
- consumers are ignorant and think GMOs are harmful.
- Therefore (?) we shouldn't have to label them.
I'm inclined to agree that GMOs are most likely safe. I have no problem with consuming them myself or letting, even encouraging, my family use them.
But someone who says they should be allowed to hide the contents of their products because consumers are too ignorant to know the truth is just an elitist interventionist. If indeed, foods using GMOs are cheaper and safe, let consumers who are savvy buy them and save money while the ignorant consumers suffer from paying too much.
I resent all attempts by politicians and anyone else from all political persuasions who try to tell us they know what is best for us.
Elitist snobs. And potentially dangerous demagogues.