February 23, 2012

Why GMO Food Labeling Makes No Sense

Steve Savage, Biofortified

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In a recent email exchange about the merits of mandatory “GMO labeling,” I was asked this question: “Why shouldn’t we be able to know what foreign genes are in our food?”  It seems like a reasonable question to most people.  After all, we are the customers; don’t we have a right to know what we want to know? The answer to that question is actually a lot more complicated than you might think. Let me explain.

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TAGGED: Food Labels, Genetically Modified Food, Genetically Modified Organisms