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Monday, October 10, 2011

Genetically Modified Food-Petition seeks labeling of genetically modified food

Genetically modified foods into the food supply, through secrecy and deception. Some people claim that genetically modified food supply, or even eliminate world hunger. At first glance, genetic transformation, indeed looks like a great idea. It allows a larger crop, and enhance the growing season, and larger animals. The truth is, genetically modified foods have been shown to disinfection of the population, leading to infant mortality, and increased use of pesticides worldwide.

Genetically modified foods

Genetically modified foods


We see that the issue of genetically modified organisms, the way our food supply is three-fold. For most Americans, the civil liberties issues. Temporary right of American consumers, eat the food they desire. They have the right to choose the weather, they consume genetically modified food or not. Or do they?

There are no labeling requirements imposed on those who grow genetically modified crops or produce or deal with the problem of natural foods, genetically modified ingredients as above has been said that Americans consumed in processed foods 2/3rds. It is also known, these transgenic crops into our food chain, and then to our family dinner table to find their own way, through livestock feed these genetically modified products.

Genetically modified foods

Genetically modified foods

The FDA has rejected labeling of genetically engineered foods since 1992, according to the release. The European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Brazil and China require labeling of genetically engineered foods, according to the release.
The FDA is considering whether to approve genetically engineered salmon and, if it is approved, whether to require labels.
“We are asking the FDA to change a decades-old and out-of-touch policy,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said in the release. “Today’s consumers are more informed than ever, and they have a right to know about the foods they are purchasing and consuming. We want the FDA to require labeling on foods intentionally produced using genetic engineering.”
The release said a 2010 Thomson Reuters survey indicated 93% of Americans support labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Coalition members include the American Nurses Association, Center for Food Safety, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, National Cooperative Grocers Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Petition seeks labeling of genetically modified food


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