Connecticut has ‘no need’ for GMO food label

December 20, 2012 |
No Need For 'Frankenfood' LabelHartford CourantProviding consumers with the facts is a good idea. But the fight against genetically modified organisms is fueled more by fear and guesswork than by responsible evidence. Activists and legislators recently rallied near the state Capitol for a bill ...

Providing consumers with the facts is a good idea. But the fight against genetically modified organisms is fueled more by fear and guesswork than by responsible evidence.

Activists and legislators recently rallied near the state Capitol for a bill requiring food made with GMOs to be so labeled. Last session, such a bill died before coming to a vote. The protesters say consumers deserve to know what they’re eating. They are suspicious of corporations such as DuPont, Monsanto, PepsiCo and Kraft that reap financial gains from “Frankenfood.”

Agricultural products have been “genetically modified,” in terms of selective breeding, since prehistoric times. But for the past 20 years, scientists have been able to mechanically transplant genes to achieve the results they want.

View the original article here: No Need For ‘Frankenfood’ Label