Foods Will Soon Require Labels. The concept of food security comprises food safety which not only incorporates food quality but also includes health aspects to eliminate food that causes sickness or intoxication. The CAC addresses labeling issues only in the context of risk management: if risk assessment identifies no significant risk, labeling is not needed.
Image Soybeans that have been genetically modified to be herbicide-tolerant. It is about helping consumers make an informed choice about the food they buy. But companies such as Monsanto, Dupont Pioneer, Bayer CropScience, Dow Agrosciences, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association a trade group will pay millions to create misleading and factually incorrect ads telling Washingtonites that labeling will cost money, hurt farmers, and isn't necessary because GMOs are safe.
More information. However, a majority of consumers have consistently expressed desires to label GE foods in polls 8 — 13although not in votes on ballot initiatives.
We estimate the difference in consumer attitudes toward GE food in Vermont versus the rest of the United States before and after mandatory GE labels appeared on the shelf in Vermont.
What are the implications when a genetically modified plant crossbreeds with other plants? That's because since you -- and basically everyone you know -- have been eating genetically modified foods. But some of them, like corn, soybeans and sugar beets, are used in the majority of processed foods that line the aisles of grocery stores, including chips, soda, salad dressing, soups, some breakfast cereals and baked goods.
What about food I buy in restaurants?