Note as of June 11, 2015: I have a different point of view. In any case, as far as I know, the bill below had nothing to do with GMOs so I can’t give it credit for that. But I think food labeling is very important. Government mandated labeling isn’t doing much good, however, if it is allowing companies to sell genetically modified foods and other dubious ingredients that the consumer isn’t aware of. So much for centralized food regulation which doesn’t even test anything or protect us from dangerous experimental products. In a way, that’s the same point. If individuals aren’t holding producers accountable, then nobody is going to do it for us. We have been deceived for decades about gmo’s, and labeling isn’t going to make up for that. GMO labeling still isn’t happening. Nobody is held accountable for past acts. Government just makes declarations and waves its magic wand and spews propaganda on behalf of the globalist oligarchy. People have a right to expect protection of some kind, but we don’t get it. We just get propaganda slogans about people being “anti-science” and “conspiracy theorists.” That’s all the government and mainstream media can do.
Hansard Highlights from Sept. 18, 2006
Mon, Sept. 18, 2006. Edited Hansard. Number 47. 39th Parliament, 1st Session (https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/39-1/house/sitting-47/hansard) (original link: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=39&Pub=hansard&Ses=1&DocId=2319085&File=0)
Mr. Tom Wappel (Scarborough Southwest, Lib.)
moved that Bill C-283, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (food labelling), be read the second time and referred to a committee.
Bill C-283 (original link: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=2332008&Language=e&Mode=1&File=19) is a private members’ bill requiring an insane amount of business-destroying detail in food labelling. Labelling may be a very good thing – if consumers want it – but I think we should object to mandatory labelling which this would just add to in an extreme way. In a libertarian system, there would be legal enforcement against misrepresentation (fraud).