Labeling GM foods, and other “Krafty” stuff

| September 6, 2013
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In her blog post for Scientific American, Cami Ryan, a researcher with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, writes:

Genetic engineering of crops and genetically modified (GM) food are hotly debated topics. Since California’s Prop 37 for mandatory labeling of GMOs was defeated in November 2012, more than two dozen states have introduced bills into their legislature that would enact labeling. Although the push for labeling appears to be a recent phenomenon, the campaign draws on a long history of well-coordinated and well-funded movement against so-called genetically modified food. This has made food and modern agriculture highly contentious issues in the media.  Fueling the controversy is the rapid circulation of often inflammatory (mis)information on the Internet via social media platforms.

So, when this little ‘Krafty’ gem came up on Pinterest a few months ago, I took notice. It was a photo of a label with a headline reading: WARNING: look at what’s in your Kraft Mac n’ Cheese!

Read the full, original article here: “Labels and Other ‘Krafty’ Stuff” 

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