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Big Food and Big Chem should take a lesson from Richard Nixon and Al Capone: It’s not the crime that’ll get you, it’s the cover-up. Last year Monsanto, DuPont, Pepsico and their brethren spent $45.6 million to defeat California’s Prop 37, which would have required that genetically engineered foods be labeled.
The ferocious campaign to block even the most basic GMO disclosure stinks of the sort of cover-up that brought Nixon down. It says that Big Ag and Big Chem have something to hide.
If they were smart, they wouldn’t hide their transgenic tinkering, they’d flaunt it. Nothing would inure consumers to GMOs more than the news that most of what they’ve been eating all along contains them.
Read the full article here: Own it, don’t hide it: The pro-GMO backlash