On last night’s episode of the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert reported on “Moo Shu Man Milk” as part of the ThreatDown. Apparently a team of Chinese scientists have created a herd of over 300 cows that are genetically modified to produce human breast milk.
Rodale.com reports that “while GMO breast milk isn’t on the market yet, people in the U.S. are exposed to other genetically engineered ingredients every day in the form of corn, soy, and canola ingredients that are sneaked into most processed foods. And despite the fact that a whopping 93 percent of Americans want GMO foods to be labeled, there are no such requirements. The good news is organic standards bans the use of GMOs, and the Non-GMO Project tests and certifies foods as being free of GMO contamination. So check food labels for either of those certifications to keep GMOs off your menu.”
Although this is political satire, it is really telling that the GOP is losing the youth vote at such a rapid pace. It seems as though they should be taking the hint that their young constituency is less concerned with social issues, and really focused on the fiscal issues. I mean, I disagree with both, but maybe it is about time that the older members of the Republican Party start to critically analyze the policies that they choose to support and their effect on the young, diverse, and accepting segment of their population.
Check out this video from The Colbert Report on June 15, 2011.