. . . [M]ore and more companies are slapping non-GMO labels onto products for which there is no GMO equivalent crop.
And that’s a big problem.
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[F]or consumers who aren’t as familiar with agriculture and biotechnology, the presence of non-GMO labels on every product under the sun creates confusion and breeds fear. . . .
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Unlike the United States, Canada does not have mandatory GMO labeling. The country does, however, have regulations governing food labels and advertising claims pertaining to the use or non-use of genetic engineering. . . .
Included in the standards is the prohibition of claiming that a product . . . is not made with genetic engineering if there are no genetically engineered ingredients available for sale. . . .
. . . . [A] law like this could go a long way toward reducing fear and confusion in the grocery store, and establishing integrity in the food labeling system.
. . . .If the non-GMO labels for products that are non-GMO by default aren’t misleading, I’m not sure what is. . . .Adopting a law similar to Canada’s . . . could go a long way toward protecting consumers from false implications and higher prices.
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