Appeal for labeling of genetically engineered food in USA

A coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, to give consumers the right to know what is in our food.

The Just Label It – We Have a Right to Knowcampaign submitted a petition to the FDA on behalf of millions of consumers calling for the mandatory labeling of GE foods, also referred to as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.Since 1992, the FDA has rejected labeling of GE foods.By contrast, labeling is required in countries including the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Brazil and China.Pending before the FDA is a decision on whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal — a salmon that grows to maturity twice as fast as normal — and if approved, whether to require labeling on this salmon.

 

 

Text: Oneco

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