A modest proposal about how to do GMO food labeling right

The following is an excerpt.

Should food with ingredients from genetically engineered crops – “GMOs” – be labeled?  Many argue that consumers have a “right to know” about this.  Ok, if the real reason for labeling is to provide consumers with knowledge, then the label should read:

“Contains ingredients from biotech enhanced crops approved by the USDA, FDA and EPA”

That would tell people what is unique about these crops[…] The clear, international scientific consensus  is that genetic engineering involves no unusual risk relative to all the other methods of genetic modification, but this testing was instituted out of an abundance of caution.  Thus, any label should let consumers know about this extra level of scrutiny conducted for their benefit.

Read the full story here: A Modest Proposal About How To Do GMO Food Labeling Right

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