GMOs, Big Food comes to terms with reality

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In the U.S., after Campbell, General Mills will also give notice of the presence of GMOs on the label of its products. The company stated on March 18, 2016 that with mandatory GMO labeling going into effect next July 1 in Vermont, it would not make sense to label its products only for that state. Whatever the GMO labeling requirements are in Vermont, General Mills will put those same labels on its products for every state in the US.

 

Freedom of choice and food democracy

“Individual choices must be made possible first and foremost through correct information,” says Dario Dongo, author of the e-book “GMOs, the Big Scam.” “And consumers across the planet have the right to know if a food has been produced from GMOs, thanks to a mandatory label claim that is still denied in Washington, where about 75 percent of industrial food produced in the United States contains GMO ingredients.”

To the paradox, the United States, the world’s leading corn producer, is forced to import organic from overseas to meet growing domestic demand (US$36 billion in 2014, up 12 percent on the previous year) that local agriculture cannot meet precisely because of massive GMO contamination,

 

Right to information

According to Dario Dongo, some of the regulatory gaps highlighted above need to be filled. If a microorganism or food enzyme has been made by synthetic biology techniques, state this on the label. Ditto for products derived from animals fed GMO feed.

 

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