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  • The Man Above's picture
    The Man Above
    08.01.2013
    Sue, GMO supporters proudly state they support labelling; they repeat this incessantly. Good for them, eh? Gee, what a great spin; it don't mean a thing.

    What they don't support is democracy. In a NYT poll, 93% of respondents stated they wanted foods containing GMOs labelled as such.

    GMO supporters have to spend countless millions on spin to turn people away from labelling. But they support it, right?
  • Sue Lani Madsen Madsen's picture
    Sue Lani Madsen
    07.30.2013
    By assuming that labeling will mark products as inferior, Monsanto is nurturing a self-fulfilling prophecy. In any case, health risks (real or perceived) is not the only reason a person may wish to know more about the ingredients of the food they purchase.
  • jtrav21's picture
    jtrav21
    07.30.2013
    Food companies are not involved in biotechnology or GMO crops. They buy raw ingredients on the market to use in their production.
    Here are the statements from the FDA and Monsanto on how they view the need for labeling:
    http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/Biotechnology/ucm346858.htm
    http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/food-labeling.aspx
  • Sue Lani Madsen Madsen's picture
    Sue Lani Madsen
    07.30.2013
    Yes, I am referring to food product labeling. Why oppose food product labeling?
  • jtrav21's picture
    jtrav21
    07.30.2013
    Monsanto clearly labels their seed products as GMO or not. Are you referring to food product labeling? Monsanto doesn't produce food products, so how would they label them?
  • Sue Lani Madsen Madsen's picture
    Sue Lani Madsen
    07.30.2013
    I checked the link you offered. This appears to be the key statement:

    "We oppose current initiatives to mandate labeling of ingredients developed from GM seeds in the absence of any demonstrated risks. Such mandatory labeling could imply that food products containing these ingredients are somehow inferior to their conventional or organic counterparts."

    Why isn't labeling embraced as an opportunity to tout the benefits? The best defense is a good offense.
  • PirateGirl's picture
    PirateGirl
    07.30.2013
    http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/food-labeling.aspx