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  • evaheisel evaheisel Jan 16, 2013 9:25 AM Flag

    No health reasons for labeling GMOs, Vilsack says

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he knows of no health reasons for foods containing genetically modified ingredients to carry special labels.

    "I know of no health reason connected to GMOs (genetically modified organisms) that would require labeling under our current labeling philosophy," Vilsack said in a press conference at the American Farm Bureau's annual meeting.

    "We label to provide nutritional information and we label to provide information about potential risk," Vilsack said. "I don't think there is a risk."

    A group in Washington state Jan. 3 submitted a petition to require labeling of GMO ingredients in food and beverages beginning in July of 2015. Backers said they have 350,000 signatures, 100,000 more than needed to send the petition to the state Legislature. The Legislature can enact the law or send it to voters in November.
    California voters defeated a similar measure last November when 53.1 percent of voters opposed Proposition 37.
    "Every individual state obviously has a right to consider whatever their referendum laws allow," Vilsack said.
    "Obviously, the folks in California made a decision. We'll see what happens in Washington," he said.

    Source: Capital Press

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    • the british now want to pout another label of their food to show how much sugar - since all suagrs are about the same they have to put a yellow (caution) versus green OK for low sugar on milk since milk contains lactose - all of sudden they don't like what this does - yet lactose is probably worse than glucose or fructose (or sucrose) since some are lactose in tolerant - this just shows how stupid the labeling campaigns are what matters is what the basic chemical constituents are not where they came from - milk is labeled with how much sugar and people who are lactose intolerant know it (those around them also know). GM is not worse than organic unless you are an idiot then anything is possible

    • Monsanto sells frankenfoods. Ban them. Buy DuPont Pioneer seeds. All natural.

    • Those in WA and CA that want the 'label' truly are either ignorant or with the desire to further the agenda of the organic food industry. It is designed to force GMO manufacturing companies of those foods to label their product GMO, which is ridiculous, since many of those so-called 'healthier' foods/chips already label their products, 'non-GMO' or 'Gluten-free' and many of the shelves in WFM/others have those same self-promo labels. Seriously, is it not all just ridiculous??? And those same nutcases in WA are walking around proud that they smoke weed like it is some herbalife life extender!

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