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  • Community Manager's picture
    Community Manager
    Thanks for your question. We’ve posted a few responses on this topic which you may find interesting, to view the responses click here: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/regardless-whether-or-not-you-believe-gmos-are-good-or-bad-what-harm-labeling-them-so-consumers and here http://gmoanswers.com/ask/if-you-are-truly-interested-opening-discussion-agree-full-disclosure-any-genetically-modified
  • The Man Above's picture
    The Man Above
    According to a NYT poll, 93% or respondents said they want foods containing GMOs to be labelled as such.

    The USA should thus prove it is a democracy by stipulating that two words be added to relevant food labels: "contains GMOs". Cost: virtually zilch.
  • jtrav21's picture
    Chris - the FDA oversees food packaging and labels. They have clear guidelines on labeling, and they have provided explanations for why they do not see the need for further labeling requirements. See here: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/Biotechnology/ucm346858.htm
  • Chris Creamer's picture
    Chris Creamer
    Who controls the labeling that is done now? Couldn't they also control the labeling for GMO's? And with the incredible amount of money being spent to oppose labeling, couldn't that money be used to hire in any extra workers needed to label the products?
  • GMOsux's picture
    New jobs would be created for a short period of time. Only until consumers completely avoided the product labeled with GMO. You and I both know GMO products would be completely avoided which is why you do not label.
  • Ben Schaefer's picture
    Ben Schaefer
    Simplest answer is that current labels identify health risks and ingredients. GMOs would not alter either of those labels. So its simply part of the law.
    As for your won’t cost more claim, although the actual label may not up the cost much, somewhere new jobs will have to be created to police the new labels, inspect shipments to ensure the labels area all correct, and determine the course to take if something is mislabeled. Those are all jobs that have never existed and will need funded. Who is going to pay for those jobs? You?
  • rickspalding's picture
    The false premise they are using is, if it is labeled, consumers will think it is bad. Which does not correlate whatsoever. People shouldn't be eating processed/pre packaged foods in the first place, but it has become a staple. Which is sad. Labeling has become more important over the years and now that GMO is everywhere, people have a right to know what is in their pre packaged and processed foods. And you are correct it would not cost more. These companies constantly change their labels for marketing campaigns.