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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
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 Alfen... 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