Freedom to Chews
Shocking — but might this be a bit of good news? A U.S. Food and Drug Administration report has found that consumers want mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and feel “outrage” when they learn just how many supermarket products already contain genetically engineered elements. Consumers are concerned that such foods may have negative environmental and health effects in the long term, the report concluded. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) have introduced bills to make labeling mandatory. But the FDA’s Joseph Levitt said the agency did not consider labeling to be scientifically necessary or legally possible.