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originally posted by: Kurius
a reply to: DJW001
It is an official acknowledgment by an entire nation (not just separate individuals) to the health and environmental risks involved. That accounts for something.
I have no crystal ball, let's see what transpires next. Whatever it is, for all our sake, let's hope the future food and its production will never be in the hand of the few.
Hmmm....I guess you must think the laws on GMO's in the US (and elsewhere for that matter) are representative of the people's will?
originally posted by: DJW001
The difference is that in the US, some states have passed laws requiring foods containing GMOs to be labeled as such. This does reflects the will of the people,....
In other words, in the US, all food containing GMOs will be labeled.
There's only one state in the US (Vermont) that is only about to enact the toughest GMO labeling law in the US and that will only come into effect in 2016.
(3) in the case of any processed food that contains a product or products of genetic engineering, the manufacturer shall label the package in which the processed food is offered for sale with the words: “partially produced with genetic engineering”; “may be produced with genetic engineering”; or “produced with genetic engineering.”
Food that is not packaged for retail sale and that is:
(A) a processed food prepared and intended for immediate human consumption; or
(B) served, sold, or otherwise provided in any restaurant or other food establishment, as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 4301, that is primarily engaged in the sale of food prepared and intended for immediate human consumption.
(8) Medical food, as that term is defined in 21 U.S.C. § 360ee(b)(3).
originally posted by: Phage
So,if there is any chance that the product is "contaminated" it will be labeled whether or not it has GM material. This means any corn product, any soy product will say “may be produced with genetic engineering." This doesn't make a consumer any more informed than they are now. An informed consumer already knows that box of corn flakes “may be produced with genetic engineering.” An informed consumer wants to see a label that says "non-GM."
originally posted by: DarknStormy
So when should we expect a terrorist attack in Russia? Tomorrow, the next day??