Washington State's GMO Labeling Initiative

  • Aired:  11/06/13
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Washington state voters defeat a ballot initiative that would require warning labels on genetically modified foods. (3:55)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AS YOU KNOW, FROM WATCHING THE NEWS AND I HOPE YOU HAVE BEFORE

YOU COME TO THE SHOW, YOU GOT TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

YESTERDAY WAS ELECTION DAY.

AND BARACK OBAMA ONCE AGAIN MANAGED TO HOLD ON TO THE PRESIDENCY.

WASN'T EVEN ON THE BALLOT.

OH, AND THERE'S NO VOTER FRAUD, RIGHT.

BUT FOLKS, THERE WAS SOME GOOD ELECTORAL NEWS.

IT LOOKS LIKE WASHINGTON STATE VOTERS HAVE REJECTED INITIATIVE 522, WHICH WOULD

HAVE REQUIRED WARNING LABELS FOR FOODS WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS.

THANK GOODNESS.

FOLKS, I BELIEVE IT IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS WHAT WE'RE PUTTING IN OUR MOUTHS.

AS A GREAT MAN ONCE SAID, IGNORANCE IS BLISS.

WHO WAS THAT MAN?

DON'T KNOW, DON'T WANT TO KNOW.

(LAUGHTER) BESIDES, I WANT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS.

BECAUSE YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.

AND I'M HOPING ONE DAY A MUT ANT TOMATO CAN GIVE ME HEAT VISION.

BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE A AGAINST T JIM?

>> BASICALLY WHAT IT IS, IS FOOD MADE IN A LABORATORY.

UNTIL THE LAST 20 OR 30 YEARS THIS IS FOOD THAT HAS NEVER EXISTED BEFORE IN HUMANITY SO IT IS MADE IN A LABORATORY.

OVER 60 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD REQUIRE GMOs TO BE LABELED BUT THE U.S. DOES NOT.

>> WHAT'S EVEN SCARIER IS THAT NOW PEOPLE IN JUST EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIFE AND

DON'T EVEN KNOW T IT'S RIGHT IN OUR FOOD.

AND THEY COULD BE CAUSING YOU DISEASE.

>> RESEARCHERS HAVE NEVER FOUND HEALTH CONSEQUENCES IN HUMANS FROM GENETICALLY

MODIFIED FOODS.

ONLY IN RATS.

>> SEE, JUST RATS.

AND THE ONLY REASON WE DO THOSE EXPERIMENTS IS TO PROMOTE RAT HEALTH.

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE EATING RIGHT.

PLUS MAKING BUSINESSES PROVIDE GMO WARNING LABEL WAS COST US ALL MONEY, RIGHT, LADY NEWS MOUTH.

>> BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY IS TO FIGURE OUT IF A FOOD THAT MIGHT HAVE A LOT OF

INGREDIENTS ARE ANY OF THEM GENETICALLY MODIFIED, DOES NEED TO BE LABELED THAT THAT

COSTS MONEY AND WE WOULD SEE MORE EXPENSIVE FOOD IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

>> YES, AMERICA'S FOOD MANUFACTURERS CAN'T TAKE THE TIME AND EXPENSE TO FIND OUT

IF THERE IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS IN THEIR FOOD.

THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THERE IS FOOD IN THEIR FOOD.

(LAUGHTER) AND FOX NEWS UNDERSTANDS WHERE KNOWING THINGS WILL LEAD.

>> THE REAL IMPACT WOULD COME IF YOU SLAPPED THIS LABEL ON THE PRODUCT, YOU

SCARED CONSUMER AS WAY, THEN THE FARMERS HAVE TO GO TO LESS EFFICIENT TECHNIQUES.

>> THAT IS WHEN YOU STOP SEEING THE SEEDLESS WATERMELON, THE SEEDS COME BACK.

>> Stephen: DID YOU HEAR THAT?

YOU HEAR THAT, NO SEEDLESS WATERMELON.

WHICH BY THE WAY ISN'T EVEN GENETICALLY MODIFIED.

THEN WHAT WILL WE DO, EAT WATERMELONS WITH SEEDS?

WHAT ARE WE, ANIMALS?

QUESTIONING WHAT IS ON YOUR PLATE IS UNAMERICAN, FOLKS.

YOU THINK THE PILGRIMS ASKED THE INDIANS OH, IS THIS MAIZE GENETICALLY MODIFIED?

IS THIS SQUASH LOCALLY SOURCED?

>> NO, THEY ATE IT BECAUSE THEY WERE STARVING.

AND EVERY DAY AMERICANS HONOR THE PILGRIMS BY EATING AS IF WE ARE STARVING.

AND JUST FORGET, PLEASE FORGET LABELING AT RESTAURANT CHAINS.

I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THE CONTENTS OF STARBUCKS LEMON LOAF CAKE.

THE WORD LOAF TELLS ME ALL I NEED TO KNOW.

AND DON'T TELL ME ABOUT THE ANTI-FOAMING AGENT IN MY CHICKEN McNUG ETS.

THAT RUINS THE SURPRISE WHEN MY MOUTH DOESN'T FOAM.

I SAY WE GET RID OF ALL LABELS.

ALL FOOD SHOULD COME IN AN UNMARKED BOX.

LIKE MY NEW LINE OF SNACK FOODS STEPHEN COLBERT'S JUST EAT IT.

EVERY BOX COMES WITH A COMPLIMENTARY BLINDFOLD.

YOU PUT ON THE BLINDFOLD, OPEN THE BOX, AND STICK IT IN YOUR MOUTH.

(LAUGHTER) THOUGH WORD OF WARNING, DON'T LET IT NEAR YOUR RAT, OR HE IS A DEAD MAN.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

CHEERS BECAUSE

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