How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the Supermarket


Suverans2's picture

G'day Michael Kleen,

Good to see someone concerned about "Frankenfood", but be aware that this only pertains to "fruits and vegetables", and that, currently, "More than 60 percent of the food products on grocery shelves contain genetically engineered ingredients".

    "If you want to avoid GMO's — genetically modified organisms — you're out of luck. They're not listed. You could, until now, simply buy organic foods, which by law can't contain more than 5 percent GMO's. Now, however, even that may not work.

    It's unlikely that these [Frankenfood] products' potential benefits could possibly outweigh their potential for harm. But even more unbelievable is that the FDA and the USDA will not require any of these products, or foods containing them, to be labeled as genetically engineered, because they don't want to "suggest or imply" that these foods are "different." (Labels with half-truths about health benefits appear to be OK, but that's another story.)"