August 2, 2016
“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.”
– Thomas Berger
“The greatest gift is not to be afraid to question.”
– Ruby Dee
Imagine yourself being the CEO of a big Biotech Corporation.
Imagine yourself being CEO of the most powerful Biotech Corporation on Earth.
The Board of Directors and yourself are having a meeting, and everyone’s discussing data on how genetically modified organisms [GMOs] are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Every single one of you in this room is in agreement that Genetically Modified Foods, that your company has helped create, is a safe, great product.
Please keep in mind, as CEO, your ultimate job is that of increased profits for the company. If you don’t perform, no profits are had, and you lose your jobs.
Now, knowing this, as CEO of the most powerful Biotech corporation on the planet, wouldn’t it behoove you to label your product so people realize what type of product they are getting – that of a ‘safe’ variety? Wouldn’t you and your company want people to realize which products you helped create as head of this corporation, since, not only they are ‘safe’, but ‘nutritious’? Wouldn’t you, and your company, and ALL other Big Biotech companies want people to know who’s creating a more superior product as compared with everyone else, so that profits can begin and a pipeline of profits can be streamlined directly into your company?
The profit motive alone would lead one to believe that that if you wish people to use more of your product, as CEO, and if you wish to increase profits, then therefore you would want people to know when they are using to your product so they can stick with it, thus increasing profits year over year. After all, as CEO, that’s your job.
Furthermore, even if other companies didn’t want to label their products [for whatever reason that would be], wouldn’t you, as CEO, want to distance yourself and your Biotech Company from other companies that will cut into your profits [since no genetically modified food products are labeled], in order to show that not only does your product works, but you are proud of it, and you want people knowing which product you help create so they can further support you and your righteous endeavours?
Ruminate upon that a bit.
Decoupling from the above foray into the realm of imagination, let’s use another analogy.
Imagine yourself a prospective buyer of a new vehicle. You just got a huge signing bonus to a job, and you have enough money to spend to purchase a brand spanking new $50,000 vehicle.
You and your other half go to the car dealership looking for this new vehicle.
Excitedly, both of you set off into the parking lot and begin browsing vehicles. But then, you realize something rather odd. None of the cars have logos on them. You can’t tell which company made which car. Well shucks, that would be quite suspect, right?
How could you verify from which company which car came? You couldn’t. How could you verify if the claims of the car’s performance match that of the official company specs? You couldn’t. How could you verify if the car’s safety data matches that of the official tests? You couldn’t.
Knowing all this, would you as prospective buyer, purchase a car from – Heaven knows whom? – this dealership? Or would you go elsewhere where they tell you exactly what you’re getting?
Ruminate on that for a bit.
Both examples are quite salient, because we have products, whose claims are being made are safe and effective, but which have no labels.
Except this has a direct correlation to the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms/Foods.
If you wouldn’t purchase a car if you didn’t know who made it and couldn’t verify its safety et al., why would you purchase foods that have genetically modified organisms from company _______ [we don’t know from which company, they aren’t labeled after all]?
After thinking long and incisively, you probably wouldn’t, would you?
This is one of the greatest issues that we as a society are faced with.
While other countries like Russia and others are banning [not labeling, banning] genetically modified foods/organisms, here in the United States, sell-out politicians and corrupt corporations just finished creating a law that obfuscates the issue even more that’s Orwellianly called Dark Act [who are they keeping in the dark?].
Thankfully, there is a solution at hand. There are healthier alternatives, and for that please read this.
In our information age, individuals need to be cognizant when they are eating real food and when they are not. If we don’t, we set ourselves up for failure at the outset and stand to lose greatly.
If we don’t look out for our health and that of our kith and kin, nobody will.
Vote with your dollars. Make it count.
Support yourself, rather than those to seek to profit from you at your expensive.
If we don’t, humanity’s next chapter will be a Dark Act indeed.