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Food Fight...GMO labeling...Libertarian Perspective

Here is a great Right to Know GMO ad...

My question for DP folks is do you agree with the folks who want (Prop37) to pass and require GMO labeling. This may be where a bit of "government regulation" would make for healthier people.

I want to know!....

Do YOU?
and does it square with Libertarian views?

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bad idea

If consumers want GMO labeling, businesses will provide it. Just like Kosher foods are labeled as such, GMO free foods can label the same way. Consumers should take it upon themselves to realized that foods that are not labeled GMO free contain GMO.

im against the fda...

but if the FDA is to exist, as it will for the foreseeable future, this is the type of thing it should be dealing with. i suppose we can count on the regulatory agencies, by their nature, to tightly regulate all activity that could undermine profits for the insiders at the extent of the little guy. now, if the little guy could sell nutritious, raw milk locally, in a way that big-agro cannot- THATS WHAT THEY WILL REGULATE. The game is so nakedly corrupt, its shocking that so few care

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Totally Squares with my Libertarian Views

This is no problem. The FDA is unconstitutional because it has a monopoly over regulation. That is why federal regulation is such a bad idea, A common misconception about libertarians of both capitalizations is that we would prefer to see no regulations. I would be ok with California passing a law of such a nature because they are in the sense of the constitution, individual countries.
To solidify this point imagine there was no federal government and only state governments, as a citizen of your state, does this regulation help preserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, if the answer is yes, than Thomas Jefferson, Ron Paul and all the rest, would probably agree on that version of certain regulations, such as providing a label for GMO foods.
The biggest problem with federal regulation is that there is no competition. Truth be told, maybe private citizens just suing the companies and only buying food from suppliers that note on their own label that their product is non-GMO would be the better solution, but that is what the legislative process is about, trial and error, the problem is when you deal with the federal government, once some crappy regulation is passed, and your screaming, nobody is listening...

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I want to know

what I'm eating. If the government is granting patents, giving ownership of living organisms to a corporation, and the corporation is claiming ownership wherever the wind blows the pollen, so it can collect fees from any property owner unlucky enough to host the windblown "intellectual property", how can it be considered "free market" to conceal those products on the supermarket shelves? "Substantially equivalent" on the supermarket shelf, unique enough to sue for licensing fees when they contaminate?

Totally against the FDA

I'm totally against the FDA and I would support the abolishment in a heartbeat.

That said. Put it on the label.

Sometimes fascism is so bad, there are nuggets of legislation that accidentally function.

I am voting yes. Put it on the food.