07 Jun '11, 2pm

Why is America One of the Only Industrialized Nations With No GMO Labeling?

Why is America One of the Only Industrialized Nations With No GMO Labeling?

documented a recent rally which occurred outside of a Chicago grocery store. But the protesters, adorned in hazmat suits with anti-GMO signs weren't outside of your average grocery store; they were outside of Whole Foods. Today because 93 percent of all soy, 86 percent of corn, and 93 percent of canola seeds are now genetically modified, Whole Foods claims that they can't ensure that all the foods they carry are not genetically modified. Though the Whole Foods brand is GMO free, so many processed foods contain them it's becoming hard to stuck shelves. The Obama Administration has deregulated more genetically modified foods than ever. From plums to alfalfa and even much disputed sugar beets . But it's not just that so many crops are modified (165 million acres and counting ) it's that there's currently no labeling system in place so that consumers know what they're buying. ...

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