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Bill To Label GMO Food — Dr. Bronner And Biologist Weigh In

The consensus on GMO safety is within the global scientific community. Europe and Japan have labeling laws not because their scientists have come to any different conclusion but because politics trumps science there. None of the food is actually labeled. The manufacturers simply substitute more expensive ingredients so they don't have to label. Their animals are fed plenty of GMO crops but do not have to be labeled.

As Briggs said, anyone who does not want to trust the science already has the ability to buy organic or GMO-free voluntarily labeled foods.

May 2, 2013 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill To Label GMO Food — Dr. Bronner And Biologist Weigh In

I just heard the interview with Steve Briggs and David Bronner. Bronner said dozens of things that are distorted, misleading or just plain wrong. Briggs countered some of it with real information, but many egregiously false statements went unchallenged.

There is an extremely broad and international scientific consensus that genetic engineering of crops is no more risky than conventional breeding. The safety record for this technology has been perfect. There actually have been hundreds of independent studies which confirm the safety. Bronner is in a business that benefits from irrational fears and non-scientific thinking. Even so he should be ashamed to have propagated this collection of mis-truths.

Steve Savage, Ph.D. (Agricultural scientist)

April 29, 2013 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )