Michael Specter on the problem with G.M.O. labels:
“G.M.O. labels may be a political necessity, but they make no scientific sense. Most of the legislation that has been proposed would require a label that says something like ‘produced with genetic engineering.’ Almost none of the labels would identify any specific G.M.O. ingredient in any particular food. In fact, the laws now proposed are so vague that many of the foods in a grocery store would have to carry a label. They would tell you how your food is put together, but not what it contains. How could that help anyone make a sound decision about his health?”
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Reblogged from The New Yorker.
August 20, 2014, 7:21pm