This is a very helpful post on a subject that we Americans are woefully ignorant about.
Biotech and chemical companies such as Monsanto and DuPont don’t want to make it easy for you to know which products on your local supermarket shelves contain genetically engineered foods (also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs). They spent tens of millions of dollars to defeat a California proposition that would have required labeling of these products.
The food industry is also generally against GMO labeling, since many large food companies use genetically modified ingredients in their products and do not want the added expense and complexity of complying with state-by-state packaging regulations. Nor do they welcome the idea that some consumers might change their buying habits based on this new information.
Based on a number of animal studies, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) advised doctors “to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational…
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2 responses to “How to Identify Genetically Engineered Food”
This was very informative. I had no idea that there were clues on the label that help identify GM products. It is very bothersome to me that we really don’t know if GM products are safe and our government has not been very effective in making sure labeling is clear.
I agree. We all need to do a lot more work to find out the nature of what we are buying in the supermarket. It’s awful that the U.S. is so far behind Europe on this subject.