In the Shadow of Monsanto: GMO Regulation and the Right to Know – Colin Todhunter

The GMO agritech sector and food companies have spent tens of millions of dollars in the US to prevent the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The public have genuine concerns about GM but are being denied the right to know if GMOs are in the food they eat. And the concerns they have are valid.

There is sufficient evidence that indicates the adverse health impacts of genetically engineered food and its associated input, glyphosate, which a major World Health Organization report states is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The majority of GM crops are modified to withstand unlimited doses of glyphosate. The main GM crops – corn, canola, soy and sugar beets – end up in 70 per cent of processed foods in North America.

Full story @NatCounterPunch :: In the Shadow of Monsanto: GMO Regulation and the Right to Know http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/20/in-the-shadow-of-monsanto-gmo-regulation-and-the-right-to-know/ by @NatCounterPunch

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