1. The bill”would require a warning label on food products.”
GMO foods will not require a warning label (although they ought to!) Actually,foods made with GMOs would say ”partially produced with geneticengineering” or “may be partially produced with genetic engineering,” – not awarning label, but a clear warning sign to those of us who want to avoidGMOs. The whole idea of the GMO labeling bill is to make consumers awareof what they are consuming, not to bash GMOs on every label. We have a rightto know.
2. ”The safety and benefits of these ingredients are well established.”
This may be the most comical statements of all. While no long-term studies portray the dangers or benefits of GMOs, countless studies using a ‘shorter’time interval show not only how GMOs are a danger to humans, but also theenvironment and the biosphere.One studypublished in the InternationalJournal of Biological Sciences shows that GMO corn and other GM food isindeed contributing to the obesity epidemic and causing organ disruption.Through the mass genetic modification of nature via GMO crops, animals, biopesticides, and the mutated insects that are created as a result, mega biotechnology corporations are threatening the overall genetic integrity of theenvironment as well as all of humankind. This is just one reason that GMOcrops are continuously banned around the world in nations such as France,Peru, Hungary, and Poland.
3. “FDA says that such labeling would be inherently misleading toconsumers.”
While the FDA may think that labeling GMO foods would be misleading, inreality the exact opposite is true. Most consumers are in the dark when it comesto GMOs residing in their purchased foods. Foods being sold that containhidden GMOs is much more misleading than letting the consumer be aware.The FDA may call it ‘misleading’ since ‘GMOs are safe,’ but research showsthat this is far from the truth.
4. “The American Medical Association just re-affirmed that there is noscientific justification for special labeling of bioengineered foods.”
Although true, the American Medical Association also recently called for mandatory premarket safety studies for GMOs – a decision virtually polar