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GMOs. Big Food is coming to terms with reality

GMOs. Big Food is coming to terms with reality

In the USA, following Campbell’s Soup, General Mills will label all GMOs in its products. The company said on march 18, 2016, that with Vermont’s GMO-labeling bill going into effect on July 1st, it wouldn’t make sense to label GMOs in its products just for that state. So, whatever GMO-labeling requirements that Vermont will mandate, General Mills will put those same labels on its products for every State in the USA.

 

Freedom of choice and food democracy

“Individual choices must be made possible primarily through correct information”, says Dario Dongo, autor of the e-book “GMO, the Big Scam”. “And consumers worldwide have a right to know whether a food has been produced from GMOs, thanks to compulsory indication on labels, still denied in Washington, where ‘about 75% of processed food that is produced in the United States contains some GM ingredients”.

The paradox are the United States, the world’s largest producer of corn, forced to import the organic from overseas to meet growing domestic demand (36 billion US dollars, up 12% on the previous year) that local agriculture cannot meet because of the massive contamination of GMOs;

 

Right to information

According Dario Dongo, some of the highlighted above regulatory gaps must be filled. If a microorganism or a food enzyme is made with synthetic biology techniques, it has to be declared on the label. Ditto for products derived from animals fed with GM feed.

 

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