Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Whole Foods GMO labeling a 'game changer': Opinionline

Newsday, Long Island, editorial: "Whole Foods Market's recent decision to require labels on foods sold in its stores after 2018 that contain genetically modified ingredients is a pro-consumer move. It smartly sidesteps the controversy over whether such labeling should be mandatory. Even better, since 2009, the upscale grocery chain has been labeling many products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Consumers should have that information so they can make informed decisions about what they eat."

The New York Times, editorial: "The Food and Drug Administration says it has no basis for concluding that foods developed by bioengineering techniques present different or greater safety concerns than foods developed by traditional plant breeding. Nevertheless, bills are pending in several states to require mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients (a referendum to compel such labeling was narrowly defeated in California last November). For now, there seems little reason to make labeling compulsory."

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Whole Foods GMO labeling a 'game changer': Opinionline

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