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The main reason we want them labeled is that we see enough independent data to suggest possible health risks. We don't want to eat them but we can't know which foods they are in if they aren't labeled. It's a basic consumer right we are asking for- given the conflicting data and our mistrust in an industry that has been proven to hide negative findings, we have the right to know what we are buying and putting in our children's mouths.
Much of the World Already Requires Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods
50 countries with over 40% of the world's population already label genetically engineered foods, including the entire European Union. Even China labels genetically engineered foods. California should lead on this important issue. What do these countries know that we don't?
What's the issue? If they are so great, why not advertise them? Why does the industry that profits from them fight labeling so vehemently and put so many of their resources into keeping their presence in our foods a secret? Why are corporate rights continually given precedence over consumer rights?