You may be surprised to know that the federal government has not mandated that genetically modified organisms be proved safe before they’re used in your food. But safety assessments are mandatory in other major developed countries, including China, Japan, and the countries of the European Union.
For more on Genetically Modified Organisms, check out:Vote with your pocketbook on GMO foods, Spending Millions To Prevent GMO Labeling, Unwitting Public Consuming More GMO Foods While Evidence Of Harm Continues To Mount.
Originally posted on Cooking with Kathy Man:
New Consumer Reports’ tests find genetically modified organisms in many packaged foods—including those labeled ‘natural’
More than 70 percent of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms in their food, according to a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center survey of 1,000 adults. The trouble is, it’s hard to avoid them. Consumer Reports’ tests of breakfast cereals, chips, soy infant formulas, and other popular products found that GMOs lurk in many packaged foods—including some that carry labels suggesting that they don’t have these controversial ingredients.
In more than 60 countries, manufacturers must label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. But GMO labeling isn’t required in the U.S. Yet our survey found that 92 percent of Americans want genetically modified foods to be labeled. And concerns about the potential health and environmental risks of GMOs coupled with an unwillingness on the part of the federal government to mandate labeling are…
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