American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

| June 22, 2012
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On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special labeling of bioengineered foods, as a class, and that voluntary labeling is without value unless it is accompanied by focused consumer education.” However, the AMA does support extensive safety testing of GM products. In the new policy report, the AMA emphasizes the fact that conventional breeding and genetically engineered breeding both have the potential to cause safety hazards.

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