The following is an edited excerpt.
The recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed.
As someone who grew up in Connecticut, I appreciate the state’s farmland preservation program and the thriving local agriculture. And as a pediatrician I know the weight new parents place on every decision affecting their children. I have made it my life’s work to help guide parents through these challenges.
This work, however, has been made even more complicated by the barrage of information and misinformation that we all encounter daily. What is most important is to help parents separate myth from fact, and recognize when emotion has trumped hard science. That is exactly what is at the core of a debate currently playing out in Connecticut over foods produced through biotechnology.
Read the complete article here: Don’t Label Genetically Engineered Food