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paul wheaton
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part 1:  I want to get rid of the label that says "organic" and replace that program with a series of labels for the non-organic products:

contains genetically manipulated organisms
may contain some pesticides
may contain some petroleum products
petroleum based fertilizers/pesticides used
contains laboratory/factory derived products

and since I'm a permaculture nut:

this product many contain monocrop foods

Further, I would like to think that there will be a day where farmers prefer to make lots more money using permaculture techniques, so the whole concept of "organic food" disappears because all food is organic - not because farmers have seen the eco light, but because they wanna make more money.




 
                            
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I know it has been a long time since you posted this, but I agree!

I think people need to know what is in their food, and in a lot of poorer communities their options for healthy food are a lot more challenging to maintain. Schools should teach children the importance of nutrition and how to read food labels: www.medicalinsurance.org/food-labels-truth
 
Emerson White
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I think you want a higher resolution phrase than genetically manipulate organism, perhaps transgenic? Though some people dislike cisgenics too...
 
                          
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7 billion and counting.  A large percentage who do not have the ability, or inclination to grow their own food.  A larger percentage who are lucky if they can afford a handfull of beans and rice for supper.

I'll feed myself and not worry about saving the world.
 
Michael W. Stewart
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So I just talked with my brother-in-law, who works for USAID in the State Department. He pointed out that much of the food insecurity around the world starts with land insecurity. He ratteled off several nation-states where the trend is for the government to confiscate productive land. This leads to farmers wanting to maintain a low profile, and so not really wanting to produce more food, for fear that the local leaders will take their farms. (most of these are post-communism countries, so the people are given land for land, but they are given junk land.)
 
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