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Q: We all cannot be farmers. For those of us who are not, do you believe we should know what we are eating through labeling? I realize you fear that GMO labeling will reduce your revenues, but shouldn't the lower prices give you free market...
Posted On: Saturday, 8/03/2013 9:52 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 6:17 pm
A: Cathleen Enright, Executive Director of the Center for Biotechnology Information, answered a similar question on GMO Answers. An excerpt is included below. We agree with you completely―let the market decide. Efforts to pass to laws that require labeling of any foods, including those made with GMOs, is inconsistent with the market “dictating what it wants.” Rather, it’s using the legislative process to try to gain an advantage in the market place. We are often accused of... Continue Reading
Q: I want foods with transgenic ingredients to be labeled as such. I may still decide to purchase them for convenience or economic reasons, but I need to have that choice. I am an educated, responsible consumer, and am unhappy that information is being...
Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 12:06 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 6:11 pm
A: Experts have provided multiple perspectives on the labeling debate in responses to other questions on GMO Answers; below are excerpts to a few that might interest you. In these two answers, linked and excerpted below, Neal Van Alfen, Professor at UC Davis, and David B. Schmidt, President and CEO of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) & Foundation, discuss GMO labeling with regard to the importance of maintaining a reliable and consistent regulatory system. Neal Van... Continue Reading
Q: If "GMOanswers" has a core principle that the people have the "right to choose", why do the "partners" of GMOanswers spend lots of money to prohibit GMO labeling?
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 8:49 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 6:07 pm
A: Cathleen Enright, Executive Director of the Center for Biotechnology Information, answered a similar question about labeling and the five core principles of GMO Answers. The original response is available here, and 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... Continue Reading
Q: Why is it that we must have genetically modified organisms in our food, I never remember myself asking for them, yet I get them anyway, why can't we have a label, that is a personal freedom, being able to choose whether you want your food...
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 1:38 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 6:03 pm
A: You might be interested to know that farmers have intentionally changed the genetic makeup of the crops they have grown and the livestock they have raised since domestic agriculture began, 10,000 years ago. Every fruit, vegetable and grain that is commercially available today has been altered by human hands, including organic and heirloom seeds. For more on this subject, check out the “History of Crop Modification” reel on our Explore the Basics page. Additionally, there are many people... Continue Reading
Q: Directly answer the question - why won't you label them on our food? *HINT: No science is needed to answer this question.Labeling is NOT part of arguing whether or not GMO's are NOT dangerous or dangerous. Forget about the science debate....
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 7:14 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 12/26/2013 5:58 pm
A: Labeling is a popular topic on GMO Answers, and experts have provided multiple perspectives on the labeling debate in response to similar questions. Below are several excerpts that might interest you. In this response, Neal Van Alfen, Professor at UC Davis, discusses the importance of maintaining a reliable and consistent regulatory system: This seems to be a fair and reasonable request to know how our food was created. Food is already labeled with its ingredients when it... Continue Reading