QWhy is there such pushback from large GMO companies like the ones involved in this page against GMO labeling?

Why is there such pushback from large GMO companies like the ones involved in this page against GMO labeling?

AExpert Answer

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 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, so their customers have a choice. We will continue to highlight available non-GMO labels here, e.g., USDA organic and other non-GM private-label programs. Our support for choice is also a major factor in why we are providing information and answering questions about GMOs. We want consumers to have the facts so they can make up their own minds.”

 

Her full response is available here: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/you-have-answered-very-thoroughly-your-reasons-opposing-labeling-gmo-products-you-also.

 

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