The missing ingredient in the GMO labeling debate? Science.

| | October 9, 2013
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“Residents of Washington State are currently being buried in an avalanche of ads regarding a citizen’s initiative that would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods sold in grocery stores,” writes Stewart Lyman, owner of Lyman BioPharma Consulting LLC in Seattle. “Estimates for the percentage of items that contain genetically engineered ingredients in a grocery store range from 60 percent to 70 percent (most of those that don’t are fruits and vegetables). These foods are also often referred to as containing genetically modified organisms (GMO foods). Thoughtful editorials have been written both For and Against Initiative 522, with each side making good points in support of their positions.”

However, considering the focus the initiative has on genetic engineering, Lyman explains, it is interesting that neither the “for” or “against” side is interested in discussing the actual scientific issues involved.

Read the full, original story here: “Science: The Missing Ingredient in the GMO Food Labeling Debate” 

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