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Who Wants GMOs?

Anyone interested in eating foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Recently, Australia and New Zealand put some very strict rules into effect to help people understand which products contain genetically modified ingredients and which don't.

Back in our own country, Monsanto, which has been pushing GMOs in food, has been blocked . from selling genetically modified soybeans for at least another year This gives us time to catch up with some of the "less developed" countries that are years ahead of us in food safety. Look for a bill from Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, who is trying to push through legislation requiring GMOs to be listed on labels.

Are GMO foods dangerous? We don't know. And many people would rather err on the side of caution. Personally, I don't think it's smart to try to improve on Mother Nature. I do think we should know what we're eating and have a choice in buying organics over non-organics or GMOs.

"More governments turn back GMOs," Natural Foods Merchandiser, September 2000.
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Title Annotation:genetically modified organisms
Author:Fuchs, Nan Kathryn
Publication:Women's Health Letter
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Apr 1, 2001
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