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GMO: Just Label It

[quote]ds1973 wrote:

A free market (without the FDA) would actually encourage honest, properly labelled products. Reputations would be on the line. The mere existance of the FDA means that people take for granted that their food is “safe” because it’s government approved - even if that’s not the case. There’s no incentive for companies to go above and beyond the labelling requirements of the FDA and to listen to consumer concerns about GMO food.[/quote]

Not much of a history buff, eh?

[quote]ds1973 wrote:
With supplements, the majority on this board seem to be all about the FDA being hands off. So, it’s not ok to use the force of government on supplement companies, but it is ok to use the force of government on GMO foods?

A free market (without the FDA) would actually encourage honest, properly labelled products. Reputations would be on the line. The mere existance of the FDA means that people take for granted that their food is “safe” because it’s government approved - even if that’s not the case. There’s no incentive for companies to go above and beyond the labelling requirements of the FDA and to listen to consumer concerns about GMO food.[/quote]

lol you sure about that?