Why Do GMO Companies Seem Like They Are So Against Labeling GMO Foods?

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As Cathy Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information states, “We support mandatory labeling of food, including GMO food, when a food raises a safety or health issue — for example, to alert sensitive populations to the potential presence of an allergen.”

 

Cathy further explains, “but we cannot support the mandatory labeling of GMO food just because the food in the market was produced using genetic engineering, for example, in wine, yogurt or bread made with GM yeast, vegetable oil made from GM soybeans, or cereal sweetened with GM sugar. These foods are as safe and nutritious as their non-GMO counterparts as determined by recognized authorities around the world."