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I am Confused! More on GMO labelling

Why is Labeling good for cleaners and bad for food?

Someone please explain this to me.

I was driving up Linden Avenue today and saw a dry cleaners with a big sign that said: "Organic Cleaners. Non-toxic..." and other statements that leave no doubt that this cleaner is thinking smart about his customers, their health and our environment. He knows that advertising his eco-firendly process is good for business. Good for him.

But, here is what confuses me.

When it comes to the foods we eat, we still can't get a simple thing like GMO labelling. Labeling is resisted by the food industy and the Senate - including our Sen Durbin - voted against merely ALLOWING states to require labelling. (See http://evanston.patch.com/blog_posts/evanstonians-urge-durbin-to-vote-yes-on-gmo-labeling-bill#comment_3698580 ). As far as I can tell, Durbin has still not explained his vote against his constitutes being allowed to know what they are eating.

So, let me get this straight. A dry cleaner in Wilmette thinks it is good business to label his establishment as "green", but most of the food industry and the U.S. Senate thinks GMO labeling would be "bad business".

Confusing, isn't it?

Eric Lieberman

Exec. Director, Evanston GMO Watch

ejlieberman@gmail.com

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