You may also opt out of the receipt of any marketing materials from Bonnier as described below. Yet consumers want labels because their food choices are, at least in part, expressions of their affinities, aspirations and fears. The environment is another issue. Whereas GMOs should never be seen as a panacea, they can do a world of good as important tools within a broader strategy to combat starvation, disease and environmental degradation in places like sub-Saharan Africa.
The transgenic process takes genes from one type of plant, animal, virus, or bacteria, and inserts it into another plant, animal, virus or bacteria.
But that is exactly what the public must understand before the ruinous discourse over GMO foods can shift to more productive ground. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally-identifying information that visitors voluntarily submit to them in order to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion.
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But the coercion of mandatory labeling ought to be reserved for information that is relevant to health, not GMO content, because government-sponsored assessments have repeatedly concluded that approved GMOs are at least as safe and nutritious as their conventionally bred counterparts.
If Washington's Initiative passes and genetically modified foods are labeled, that is exactly what we will have. Instead, the biotech companies that are tying to commercialize these crops do their own safety assessmentswhich the FDA only reviews.
The biggest fear of these companies is that once GMOs are labeled, we won't want to eat them anymore. One such fungi, the Fusarium fungus, has been linked to plague epidemics, cancer, infertility and animal diseases. Many Bonnier websites include community features, such as online forums and message boards.
Glyphosate is suspected of causing genetic damage.
Such debates are about so much more than slapping ostensibly simple labels on our food to satisfy a segment of American consumers. We only use the information we collect for purposes consistent with this policy.
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And, it just might change the face of American agriculture forever. Again, the use of Roundup herbicide has increased dramatically since the GM Roundup Ready crops were introduced.What Are We Eating?
It has no threshold (so feasibly the product could be 10% GMO with no label). Obama signed it into law in July Given the way many regulatory bills go, we are not hopeful that it will go anywhere, but will most likely languish for decades like so many other bills that address safety and individual rights.
First came pesticides, which U.S. farmers began using just after World War II. Then came genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The first genetically modified food crop was introduced inand since then, the introduction of new GMO crops has accelerated at an alarming rate.
Home» Right to Know Center. Moms for GMO Labeling; Right to Know; The Current Policy give moms the right to know what’s in the food we feed our kids.
GMO crops have led to massive increases in herbicide use, which causes human and environmental health threats. By Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Just Label It I am often asked about.
In contrast, GMO labeling should be required on all food packaging. GMO Labeling Is Key to Our Right to Know! Few choices in our daily lives are as important as the food choices we make for ourselves and our families.
We should be the ones in control, not government.
It's wrong for. We get to exercise this right only with products from manufacturers that voluntarily comply with the Non-GMO Project's standards. In contrast, GMO labeling should be required on all food packaging. GMO Labeling Is Key to Our Right to Know!
Oct 04, · At the very least, we should have these foods labeled. However, try as we might, we cannot make that happen in the U.S.
Even though 9 out of 10 people want them labeled, the biotech companies and.Download