Sanders’, activists’ anti-corporate views on GMOs ‘obscuring a level-headed approach’

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. . . [T]he U.S. Senate passed a bill . . .requiring labelling of foods that contain “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs).

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But among some advocates for GMO labelling, there was outrage. . .

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At its heart was [Vermont Senator] Bernie Sanders. . .

As Sanders makes the case to his followers, the issue is very much about preventing corporate influence. . .

“This is not a complicated issue,” an exasperated Sanders said . . . “The American people have a right to know what they’re eating.”

It is, though, a very complicated issue, one that Sanders has approached with more nuance in the past. . . .

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Of course, biotechnology is not safe, or unsafe. Just like communication technology is not safe or unsafe. . . .

None of these things can be labeled good or bad, either. They are collections of processes whose value in any instance is relative to a specific use in a specific circumstance.

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. . . Sanders’ anti-corporate revolutionary mission is obscuring a level-headed approach. . . [L]abeling of all products that contain any trace of in-vitro recombinant DNA technology only further polarizes discussion, penalizing all use of the technology and limiting the odds of implementing it as judiciously and safely as possible.

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