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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

GMO Labeling

GMO Labeling Laws Promote Fear and Misinformation
Boston Globe Editorial | March 29, 2016
A bill that would require labeling of food that has genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs, cleared a legislative committee on Beacon Hill early this month, moving it one step closer to passage. That’s good news for food purists, but it’s an impractical and potentially burdensome solution that will cause unwarranted alarm and needless expense. Lawmakers should reject the bill.
Genetically modified seeds are engineered in laboratories so crops yield certain desirable features, such as virus-resistant papayas or apples that don’t brown. GMOs have been around for more than two decades. Most of the soybean and corn crop in the US is genetically altered, producing popular ingredients in processed food such as corn syrup and canola oil. It is estimated that two-thirds of all food sold in the US contain GMOs.


<more at; related links and articles: (What Are We Eating? March 6, 2016) and (Label Thumpers. The GMO movement is about faith, not facts. March 27, 2016)>

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