Monsanto’s new GM sweet corn is either a boon to farmers that will help them feed the planet or an ominous new edible in a line up of genetically modified foods that consumers are being force fed. Actually, it could be both, or parts of each. We don’t really know, because there’s not a lot of information on GM sweet corn, or maybe there’s enough information. Take a ride with us through the corn maze to try to find out.
Food activists who support GMO labeling have been letting General Mills know that they don’t appreciate the corporation’s recent contributions toward defeating the labeling ballot initiative in California.
California’s ballot measure Proposition 37, which would have required labeling of genetically modified foods, a precursor to probable labeling across the U.S., failed narrowly in Tuesday’s election.
The first major ballot-box test in the U.S. for labeling GMO foods was killed by a tidal wave of opposition spending by giant biotech firms and pesticide makers and multi-national food corporations, advocates of labeling said.
Graphic artist Rosemary Pant sent over her take on the California Right to Know campaign last week, and I’m posting a portion of it below.
Ms. Pant described herself as a person who “knew little to nothing” about Prop. 37, the campaign to label genetically modified foods.