GE Labeling Debate Continues in House Ag Committee
Experts during the House subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture hearing on Wednesday fear that Americans are “too stupid” to have GMOs labeled, according to a story from Huffington Post.
“People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled so that consumers can know what they're eating are alarmists who thrive on fear and ignorance, the panel agreed. Labeling GMO foods would only stoke those fears, and harm a beneficial thing, so it should not be allowed, the lawmakers and witnesses agreed.”
Following this hearing, Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s came to Washington to voice his opinion on labeling.
“The use of GMO ingredients in food is similar to the issue of money in politics. At the very least, there should be transparency and disclosure.” Jerry Greenfield said.
Read the full Huffington Post article here.
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