As Cee and I were driving through southeast Portland yesterday, we saw a car with a big fish on the roof. No, it’s a big cob of corn. No, it’s a fish. It actually turned out to be both. It was the Fishy Corn car. (We didn’t take the picture. I just snagged it off the internet.)
The fishy corn car is part of a fleet that is driving around the United States to protest genetically modified foods. Such foods are suspicious, fishy, questionable, and the public has a right to know that their food is being altered. The organization behind this effort has fishy corn, apple, soybean, tomato and sugar beet fishy cars that they drive from state to state. They stop and hold little rallies in support of GMO labeling.
Sixty-four countries around the world already require labeling, but the US and Canada do not. I avoid GMO food whenever I can, but it’s easy to be fooled without labeling. There is a measure in Oregon’s November election calling for the labeling of GMO foods, and I’m going to vote for it. I’d prefer to be voting to ban them completely, but I’ll take a labeling mandate for now.
I don’t like to get political on this blog, but I think this is important. I buy local and organic as much as possible, and support any measure that keeps our food natural and safe.
Thanks for letting me get up on my soapbox!
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