Don’t label genetically modified foods

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Foods derived from crops improved through biotechnology have been subjected to more scrutiny than any other foods in human history. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded, “There is no significant difference between foods produced using bioengineering, as a class, and their conventional counterparts.”

The American Medical Association concluded, “There is no scientific justification for special labeling of genetically modified foods.”

These are facts, but ones that escaped BDN columnist Dr. Michael Noonan in his April 18 piece, “Support labeling of genetically-modified foods in Maine.” Noonan’s column promotes LD 718, a bill that would force Maine food producers to bear the burden of an expensive and unnecessary labeling program.

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