Monday, May 12, 2014
#133 / Scary Clown
"Scary Clown" is the title of the jpg file associated with the image shown above. I guess you could say that this is another blog posting more or less inspired by a picture. I think the picture is creepy.
I think that GMOs are creepy, too. That acronym means "Genetically Modified Organism," and the GMO abbreviation can be thought of as a shorthand way to designate the latest human effort to remake the Natural World. If you haven't been following the controversy, I hope you will start doing that. You could sign up for bulletins from the Organic Consumers Association (which is where I found the clown picture), or you could research materials from the website of the Council for Responsible Genetics.
Anybody who reads this blog in any consistent way knows that I am not in favor of human efforts to remake the Natural World. I think we should be focusing our attention on the world for which we do bear direct responsibility, that "human world" that we create, and that we most immediately inhabit.
The image above is associated with an article describing the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014." This is a bill that would prevent state or local governments from requiring accurate food labeling, letting consumers know when products they buy contain GMOs. The proposed legislation, in other words, would do exactly the opposite of what the title suggests.
Be warned about this legislation. And about GMOs.