Why we need GMO food labeling

  • Article by: Ronnie Cummins
  • Updated: June 28, 2012 - 7:47 PM

Concern about the health and environmental effects of genetic engineering continue to grow.

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RocketstepJun. 28, 12 9:51 PM

Well, I hope you don't eat brussel sprouts, broccoli or cauliflower. Those were all genetically modified from the same base plant.

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freedumb86Jun. 28, 1211:51 PM

Artificial Selection is not the same as a GMO. Nice try.

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farmerxJun. 29, 12 1:36 AM

GMO seeds do yield more and use much less pesticides which is much better for the enviroment!!

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jgmanciniJun. 29, 12 8:31 AM

"GMO seeds do yield more and use much less pesticides which is much better for the enviroment!!"-----Great. Then why not just put it on the label and let us decide for ourselves?

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marathongirlJun. 29, 12 9:59 AM

"farmerx - GMO seeds do yield more and use much less pesticides which is much better for the enviroment!!" -- No, actually they are pesticide resistant which means they spray the fields without killing the corn/beans. However now the weeds are becoming roundup resistant, much like the super bacteria that are antibacteria resistant...so no, not better for the environment, as it can now be sprayed but is creating super weeds.

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marathongirlJun. 29, 1210:01 AM

jbmancini - exactly what I've said. Pink slime, food glue, GMOs, transfats, cloned animals...label it and let the consumers decide. Companies know though that people probably won't buy if they know what is in it...so they throw fear out there...labeling will make the food more expensive, or it's not possible to do...well, I don't care if it's more expensive, I'd buy the non GMO options if I could for sure know it was non GMO. That crap scares me.

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remoguyJun. 29, 12 1:36 PM

For those of you frightened by gmo foods, why not push for voluntary labeling on non-gmo products. Assume everything not labeled is gmo. If the lure of non-gmo foodstuffs is so great to so many consumers, the non-gmo labeled products should fly off the shelves.

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