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The FDA meanwhile appears to be enforcing a policy of barring food producers from trumpeting that their products don’t contain genetically modified ingredients.
The FDA has sent a "flurry of enforcement letters" to companies that have advertised GMO-free products on their labels.
The warnings come on top of existing policy not to require food makers to disclose if their products do contain GMOs.
Dennis Kucinich said, "This, to me, raises questions about whose interest the FDA is protecting. They are clearly protecting industry, and not the public."
It has sent a flurry of enforcement letters to food makers, including B&G Foods, which was told it could not use the phrase "GMO-free" on its Polaner All Fruit strawberry spread label because GMO refers to genetically modified organisms and strawberries are produce, not organisms.
noun, plural: organisms
An individual living thing that can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, and maintain homeostasis. It can be a virus, bacterium, protist, fungus, plant or an animal.
Originally posted by 2weird2live2rare2die
if all you got is a couple cans of spray paint or a couple sharpies thats all you really need. maybe people would pay attention if they see the words NO GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS spraypainted right across the front of their local grocery chain.
In addition, some of your products bear a claim suggesting the absence of genetically modified organisms, such as "Non-GMO." As explained in the FDA Draft Guidance for Industry regarding "Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have or Have Not Been Developed Using Bioengineering," the claims "GMO free" and "Non-GMO" are not technically accurate and may be misleading.