The Daily Paul has been archived. Please see the continuation of the Daily Paul at Popular

Thank you for a great ride, and for 8 years of support!

Comment: fraud is already illegal

(See in situ)

In post: GMO!
In reply to comment: The libertarian case FOR labeling (see in situ)

fraud is already illegal

This is the best case for mandated labeling I've seen argued on this thread. Unfortunately, it is still wrong, in my view.

I don't think Monsanto is actually passing off GMO product as if it were non-GMO. I am unaware of a single instance where this has occurred. Further, fraud is already illegal. Hence, if Monsanto is engaging in fraud, redress via the court system is your go-to; not mandated labeling - which imposes an unnecessary regulatory burden in an ex ante fashion.

You may be right that GMO products are widely purchased because of ignorance, but this is NOT fraud. Indeed, many transactions are a function of asymmetry in knowledge. Caveat emptor still applies.