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With school budgets tight, New York state PTA proposes spending more for non-GMO food

| | October 4, 2016

…[T]he New York PTA has released its Proposed Resolutions for 2016. …[including] a proposal aimed at taking any genetically engineered foods, or foods with ingredients containing GMOs, out of school cafeterias.

The statement reads:

…Until GMO and GE food safety is conclusively supported by good science, NYS PTA proposes acting with caution and keeping these products out of school provided food and drinks.

…Frighteningly, if the proposal is passed at the annual convention in New York, it could be headed to the national PTA.

Interestingly… it seems the proposal would be completely moot upon passage… The National Academy of Sciences, a highly respected group of independent scientists, conclusively found that genetically modified crops are just as safe for consumption as their non-GMO counterparts.

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…[C]onsider just how unrealistic this idea is on a practical level. … Sourcing all cafeteria food for the New York public school system from certified non-GMO or organic food products would substantially increase the cost of school meals. … [I]nstead of spending money on things that can actually help enhance [education] … the New York PTA is considering spending money on something that will make absolutely no difference in nutritional quality or food safety.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Farmer’s Daughter: New York PTA misguided on GMOs

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