GMO labels: What’s the use?

| | April 15, 2013
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A local example is House Bill 2532 in the Oregon Legislature. The bill calls for packages of GMO foods to have a “prominent statement” explaining that there is genetically altered material inside.

I don’t have any heartburn over this legislation, although I’d appreciate it if lawmakers would, just this once, forego their affinity for euphemism and call a “warning label” a “warning label.”

I’m skeptical because I don’t see how a GMO label tells consumers what they really want to know. Which, of course, is whether this food, in addition to going right to my hips, is also going right to my genes, so to speak.

Read the full post here: GMO labels: No heartburn, but what’s the use?

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