I say if a label doesn't say non-GMO, then I assume it definitely contains GMO. For fresh produce, we all know which ones could be GMO. Some companies do put statements under their ingredient list that states "produced with genetically engineered ingredients". I have seen that on some Post cereal products and girl scout cookies. There are others. They must do this voluntarily.
And look out now that Bayer has acquired the monster Monsanto. A marriage made in hell.
I'm like mumsey- I assume if it doesn't say non GMO then it contains GMO products
but to the point- if it has been so refined as to show no traces of GMO I would still want to know they had been there. That farmers want to exclude that info speaks volumes. Consumers have the right to know where their food comes from, how it started out, what growing standards were used- for whatever reason they choose.
Maybe it could go the opposite way- a mandatory non-GMO label on such products
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Post by lilolpeapicker on Jul 4, 2018 11:22:53 GMT -5
If I see a non gmo label, that is exactly what I expect....no GMOS have been used in creating this product. I too believe if a label does not have it in that label it probably has some in there somewhere...watered down(processed) where it is not discernible still has the gmo material in it. So I too would want to know if it had been in there, But, companies in the past have not had to put a questionable item onto the label that they created if they didn't add that it to the product directly but may be in the added ingredient as it came from another company. To me this is misleading and transparency should make that notation with a GMO or NON-GMO label.
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Because of either confusion or simply laziness most journalists today are spreading false concepts about Genetic Modification. All of the food we eat today has been Genetically Modified, all of the food we eat today is a Genetically Modified Organism, a GMO.
Genetic Engineering is a subset of the broader Genetic Modification process and is a way of altering the genes of something by way of means that would not occur in nature, and that is the problem. Every time a plant produces seed there has been a modification of the genes of that plant. Back in the early 1800's Gregor Mendel started the study of Genetic Modification with his experiments on peas., although at that time they did not call it Genetic Modification. If you grow any hybrid in your garden you are growing a Genetically Modified plant.
You are a Genetically Modified version of your parents.
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