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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 1:03 pm
A: In the United States, food is labeled in accordance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, which is the same for foods derived from biotechnology as it is for conventional foods. For example, when a food product derived from biotechnology differs in composition, nutritional value or end use, that difference must be noted on the label, just as it is with other foods (e.g., margarine vs. low-fat margarine). As you point out, GMO labeling isn’t about safety. Nearly two decades... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Friday, 9/27/2013 5:14 pm
A: You make very valid points in your question. The goal of food labeling, and this site, should be to provide information that helps consumers make their own determination about a topic that is important to them and their food choices. We believe any label—whether it references biotechnology, GMOs or another term—should be helpful, not confusing, for consumers.   We’re continuing to have conversations across the value chain and with a variety of stakeholders to figure out how we can best meet... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Wednesday, 3/05/2014 9:12 am
A: This is a great question. Cathleen Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information, answered a similar question. Here is an excerpt:“There are a number of reasons consumers may prefer to purchase non-GMO. Many of those reasons have been expressed on this website, but concern about food safety or health shouldn’t be one of them. This is why we support voluntary marketing labels for those companies who want to distinguish their non-GM food from their GM food, and so... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Sunday, 2/16/2014 10:40 am
A: Cathleen Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information, recently answered a similar question. Here is an excerpt from her response: “For far too long, we’ve let people’s questions and concerns about GMOs go unanswered. That negligence has resulted in a lot of the apprehension the public is expressing today. So here we are, late to the conversation, but resolute in our commitment to choice.  “There are a number of reasons consumers may prefer to... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Sunday, 2/16/2014 10:40 am
A: Cathleen Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information, recently answered a similar question. Here is an excerpt from her response: “For far too long, we’ve let people’s questions and concerns about GMOs go unanswered. That negligence has resulted in a lot of the apprehension the public is expressing today. So here we are, late to the conversation, but resolute in our commitment to choice.  “There are a number of reasons consumers may prefer to... Continue Reading