In its Sept. 6 issue, the editors of Scientific American came out against the labeling laws that are currently being considered in 20 U.S. states, and have recently been passed by the legislatures of Connecticut and Maine, because they would give consumers the false impression that GMO’s are unsafe.
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested all the GMOs on the market to determine whether they are toxic or allergenic,” the editorial states. “They are not.”
Stacy Malkan, the former director for Yes on 37, the campaign to pass California’s failed ballot initiative to mandate foods containing GMO ingredients, scoffs at that claim.
“The editorial is sloppy and unscientific,” Malkan told the Daily News. “Saying the FDA has tested all the GMOs on the market is patently false. Each individual company is responsible for testing its own products, and they then decide if they want to voluntarily report it to FDA. But they aren't required to test or report.”