GMO supporters are much like the cigarette industry supporters of the past.
Here is a good video of the medical profession promoting smoking:More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette 2
Here is the olympics and athletes promoting smokingOlympic Swim Star Sells Camel Cigarettes
For many, many years, the cigarette industry paid for spokesman, muddied the waters with their own "research", and bought off the government, to keep naysayers at bay, and the truth from the public in regards something many knew for years prior o actually confessing the harmful affects
Am I a past smoker? Yes, I smoked for 22 years.
Do I think smoking is harmful? Yes, I do.
Do I think smoking should be banned? No.
Do I think the government was bought for years by big smoking industry money and taxes? Yes.
That same situation of something on the market, being influenced by the powerful manufacturers, the money affecting the government policy, and the denigrating of anyone opposed to certain items, has gone on for years, and will continue into the future.
Even today, there are some who would want you to believe that smoking is good for you with no harmful affects. They are more than willing to march out some 95 year old still puffing away, claiming this is proof that it harms nobody.
For 50 years, the smoking industry paid for great P.R. and marketing. They had the public doing their bidding. And they had government sitting on their hands, while the coffers were (and still are) being filled.
And yet, some today want you to believe that we should always trust the maker, always trust the government, and never queston, ask, or be skeptical.
This is not about smoking. But just a small window on how a particular product can last so long on the market, and yet at the end of the day, be found to be harmful.
It is the same M.O. with GMO today. But I ask you...why would someone care if someone didn't want to eat GMO? Like the smokers of years past pressuring others to smoke, why the same today with some insisting that GMO needs to be eaten by everyone?
Many folks years ago found out about the ill-effects of smoking. And they were suppressed, shouted down, and laughed at. Why, I can only wonder. And so it is the same with GMO today. GMO is like smoking in the 40's and 50's. The makers said it was healthy. The government said it was healthy. And the public was duped for years.
I would rather understand that this stuff happens all the time. And we should not be sheep at the mercy of any industry or the government with false ideas that they are looking out for our well being.
You want to buy into every claim, then go ahead. But why the attack on those that are skeptical and willing to eat something else?
Man this makes me want to light one up! ;)