Skip to comments.The Public Rebels Against Trial Lawyers
Posted on 11/21/2012 10:10:58 AM PST by AtlasStalled
The public is fed up with the lawsuit industry.
Earlier this month the good citizens of liberal California defeated by a six-point margin Proposition 37 which would have required food companies to label products with genetically modified ingredients as reported by The Associated Press.
The proposal was widely seen as little more than another vehicle by which trial lawyers could earn lucrative fees while providing no benefit to consumers as reported by Robert Greene for The Los Angeles Times.
Californians simply have no appetite for more litigation folly. Indeed, the state court system already is overburdened, and this week "Los Angeles Superior Court officials said they plan to shutter 10 regional courthouses to address a projected $50 to $80 million budget shortfall" as reported by Jennifer Smith for The Wall Street Journal. The courts don't need more money; rather, they need fewer cases. The public defeat of Prop 37 was a step in the right direction.
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I, for one, would want to know so as to make informed decisions on what I eat and give to my kids.
The problem is the lawyers and judges and corrupt organizations like the aclu. A deficiency in ethics and morals.
If you want to avoid GM foods, buy products labelled "Non-GMO" or "Organic."
I didn’t state that I necessarily wanted to avoid gen mod foods. As I posted, there are still controversies that need to be resolved regarding safety and who,if anyone, should regulate it.
My position is that the consumer should have full disclosure on the package.
Aspartame is a good example of why I need to know. While it is widely used in diet drinks and sugarless chewing gum, aspartame is unsafe; even poisionous according to some. I, therefore, do not buy diet soda or sugarless gum.
Again, it’s the legal profession that needs fixing, not withholding information to avoid frivolous lawsuits.
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