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Nov 13, 2012

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Dan

I think the issue is two-fold, the Democratic party has been home to a substantial number of people with post-bachelor degrees allowing them to take the lead on the issue in the general public... even if they really haven't been very vocal in general. The other issue is that research has increasingly become more and more expensive. It's easy to fear GMOs when the only folks that has the interest and the funds to run research on GMOs are the GMO growers and sellers themselves. Health-related research, to my understanding, is an expensive and on-going affair. Remember how long it took to prove cigarettes were carcinogens? And now, states like Pennsylvania, has put a gag on physicians, legally forbidding them from speaking up if they suspect that chemicals often used for fracking operations may have caused health issues (hard to blame the Democrats on this one, the state government is GOP top to bottom).

Ultimately, at the end of the day, it really is all politics. Science, religion, statistics, common sense are more often twisted to fit one's own agenda or thrown out entirely if inconvenient. That's part of why there is so much money flowing into the campaign coffers of state and federal legislators across the country, no one wants inconvenient truths to get out and only those capable of paying the piper to lead astray those annoying little media rats away from taking a closer look into their respective operations.

Michael W. Kruse

"Ultimately, at the end of the day, it really is all politics."

There was book published years ago titled, "Everything Is Politics But Politics Isn't Everything." While politics is often a potent factor I'm not willing to say everything can be collapsed into politics. ;-)

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