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  • jtrav21's picture
    Shelabella - the overall concern with costs associated with labeling GMOs do not relate to the actual printing of the label. As you indicate, this is largely insignificant. However, to know when to label a product there must be a massive system developed and implemented to track all food ingredients from the farm, to grain elevators and all the trucks, boats, and trains that move these commodities around to food processors and ultimately to the retail shelf. THIS is where there will be significant cost. I would encourage you to consider how this added cost would impact families trying to afford food for their table.
  • Shelabella's picture
    There is no reason other than nondisclosure for enhanced profits. I worked in the packaging industry for 14 years. These food manufacturers could simply include a three character code, "GMO," right alongside the required batch/lot/expiration codes. There is really no need to redesign an entire package - and these manufacturers know it. The cost is mere pennies to make such an ID marking. Look at any box, bag, can, or jar of food and you'll find a small character alpha-numeric code. Today, most are inkjet, laser,or thermal marks. Court documents reveal FDA scientists initially recommended these foods be evaluated like any new additive for safety purposes. They even expressed concerns for random unexpected mutations, environmental contamination, and GI distress as far back as 1991. The entire concept of substantial equivalence is based on deceptive science that's rooted in the likes of the tobacco and asbestos industries. GMO foods must be labeled. These injustices must be made right and people are demanding the right to know exactly what's in their food. This perception is not going away. (Example of package marking, scroll to bottom of page for photos: http://www.videojet.com/usa/baked-goods-cereals-coding. Site ref for FDA court docs: http://biointegrity.org/list.html)