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Q: If GMOs are so safe why won't you label them? Why go through these propaganda campaigns to try and demonize organic food when it's obvious they're safer due to millions of years of natural selection?In capitalism you can't sell...
Posted On: Sunday, 8/25/2013 11:04 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 7:07 pm
A: We stand 100 percent behind the health and safety of GMOs on the market today, and we acknowledge that we haven’t always done the best job of communicating about them. That’s why we created GMO Answers, not to “demonize organic food,” but to answer consumers’ questions about GMOs and begin an open dialogue with those who care about how our food is grown. Our goal is to make information about GMOs in food and agriculture easier to access and understand. The members and partners of GMO... Continue Reading
Q: I notice on your 'About' page > 5 principles > 1) Respecting people around the world and their right to choose healthy food products that are best for themselves and their families.I find this statement offensive and an outright lie...
Posted On: Friday, 8/30/2013 8:03 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 7:04 pm
A: Cathleen Enright, Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology Information, answered a similar question about labeling and this coalition’s five core principles. An excerpt is included below: We absolutely do support the right of consumers to choose food that is healthy and nutritious. And although we do not sell food products directly to consumers, we support food companies’ decisions to voluntarily label food products for the presence or absence of GMOs, based on their... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 11/27/2013 12:56 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 7:02 pm
A: In response to a similar question, Cathleen Enright, Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology, addressed GMO labeling. An excerpt is included below, and the original post is available at http://gmoanswers.com/ask/if-you-say-gmo-so-safe-then-why-all-billions-being-spent-fight-labeling-why-not-just-spend-few. We oppose mandatory labeling of GMO food because we believe such a label would convey to consumers that food made from farmers’ crops grown with our seeds is less safe... Continue Reading
Q: I know this has been asked but has not been answered so please give me a straight answer:If gmo's are as good as organic produce then please tell me why the biotech industry battles against labelling all foods that contain gmo's?
Posted On: Sunday, 12/01/2013 5:01 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 6:57 pm
A: Several independent and industry experts have provided perspectives regarding the GMO labeling debate. Below are a few excerpts and links that might interest you. This response provided by Neal Van Alfen, Professor at UC Davis, discusses GMO labeling and the importance of maintaining the credibility and reliability of the regulatory system; an excerpt is included below: This seems to be a fair and reasonable request to know how our food was created. Food is already labeled... Continue Reading
Q: This has probably been asked, cause it's pretty basic. BUT IF there isn't anything wrong with GMO products, than why the opposition to labelling them as such??This IS a Democracy and we DO have the RIGHT TO KNOW!!!Playing GOD should NOT be...
Posted On: Tuesday, 8/06/2013 9:26 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 6:24 pm
A: Labeling is a popular topic on GMO Answers. Cathleen Enright, Executive Director of the Council of Biotechnology Information, has answered several questions on labeling. Here are excerpts from two of her responses that address your question. Click here to view the full response: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/why-are-gm-ingredients-labeled-other-countries-not-us-and-canada. The US has a history of reserving the use of mandatory labels to convey information to consumers about the safety... Continue Reading