Dutch Wrote: Don't forget "veggies" are also GMO-ed; as well sprayed with poison, how about weed killer? As well lots of "veggies" are imported, so you don't know if they are any good. If I see the strawberry's here or in the Netherlands, then you clearly notice the GMO; the Dutch one's are sweet and small, here they are huge and tasteless and under ripe. Also most veggies here gets "bad" fast while they last much longer overseas; how come?
I've had a variation of this conversation with a number of my vegetarian friends who quit meat, but still eat non-organic fruits and vegetables shipped in from God knows where. And don't get me started about pescetarian's who don't research where they are getting their fish from.
That's why I commented earlier that this is an extremely complex issue. There's people like us who can debate the pros and cons of Organic vs GMO farming and pasturing and then there's people who live in food deserts that are constantly fretting about where their next meal is going to come from.
Thankfully much of the food - specifically meat, vegetables, and many fruits - my wife and I purchase is grown within a 50 mile radius, but we are also two working professionals with good jobs, no kids, and live in an area of the country that truly values the "farm to table" mentality.