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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
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Posted On: Tuesday, 2/11/2014 8:35 pm
A: This is one of the most common questions submitted to GMO Answers. Cathleen Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information, answered a similar question about labeling. Here is an excerpt: “As believers in GM technology, and having seen the benefits nurture farmers and society alike, we are proud—in fact, you’ll see many of our accomplishments under ‘GMOs and the Future of Agriculture’: http://gmoanswers.com/explore. And you’ll find no excuses here—just our... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Sunday, 8/04/2013 2:32 pm
A: Kevin Folta, Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at University of Florida, has created a video response to your question. Please view the video here: A transcript of the video is included below: So when I think about answering Rachel Parent, who’s the activist child – well, young woman – who’s running the website “Kids Right to Know”… Rachel was very vocal about her interest in labeling and her response to genetic modification of food.... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Friday, 1/03/2014 2:56 pm
A: Thanks for your comment. Private non-GMO labeling programs do already exist. In fact, as you may have seen in the media recently, the original Cheerios brand cereal will now be labeled as non-GMO. You might be interested in the following insights from Cathy Enright, Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology, which addresses voluntary GMO labeling; an excerpt is included below: “…The US has a history of reserving the use of mandatory labels to convey information to consumers... Continue Reading

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