22 Oct '11, 8pm

Campaign Submits Petition To FDA: Label Genetically Modified Food!: GMOs are genetically modified organisms, als...

Campaign Submits Petition To FDA: Label Genetically Modified Food!: GMOs are genetically modified organisms, als...

On October 4, the Just Label It – We Have a Right to Know campaign submitted a petition to the FDA demanding the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The petition was signed by millions of consumers, and almost 400 businesses and organizations also back the initiative. GMOs are genetically modified organisms, also called GE or genetically engineered foods. This involves scientists making changes to the food on a molecular level which could not happen in nature. These changes may include mixing the DNA from two separate sources, and potentially from different species, and they are ultimately made so that the crops will be more beneficial for humans. For example, flounder DNA was mixed with tomatoes so that they will be better able to withstand the cold. While this allows tomatoes to grow in a larger geographic area and for a longer period, it is uncl...

Full article: http://www.green-blog.org/2011/10/22/campaign-submits-pet...

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