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China beats the U.S. re: GMO's in food.

China beats the U.S. re: GMO's in food.

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Published by Michael Drew Prior
The ecologically ignorant United States lags behind most of the world in being responsible.
The ecologically ignorant United States lags behind most of the world in being responsible.

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Published by: Michael Drew Prior on Jan 28, 2012
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When it Comes to What’s in our Food, Americans have Less Transparency than the Chinese.

Gary Hirshberg, the head of Stonyfield Farm, announced that he will give up day-today operations to focus on the Just Label It Campaign, a year-old effort to convince the government to require foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients to be labeled. According to Hirshberg, 93 percent of Americans feel they have the right to know if food they buy is bioengineered. Given a

choice, shoppers avoid GMO products—which is exactly why the chemical industry has fought labeling. GMO labeling is required in 50 countries, including the European Union, Japan, Australia, and even Russia and China. “That American consumers don’t have rights granted to Chinese citizens is getting to the point of absurdity,” said Hirshberg.

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