02 Nov '12, 3pm

Yes: Food Labels Would Let Consumers Make Informed Choices - Scientists from AAAS

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Millions Against Monsanto page and our California News page . The paternalistic assertion that labeling of genetically modified foods "can only serve to mislead and falsely alarm consumers" is an Orwellian argument that violates the right of consumers to make informed decisions. Civilization rests on the confidence that an individual's basic human rights will be respected by the government, including the 'right to know.' The AAAS board failed to note that the FDA's testing program for GM foods is voluntary. As a group of scientists and physicians that includes many long-standing members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), we challenge the recent AAAS Board of Directors statement opposing efforts to require labeling of foods containing products derived fro...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26559.cfm

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