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Why we need GMO labels

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(CNN) -- Most people like to know what they are eating. However, labeling for genetically modified organisms is not required in any state. This is largely because of the money expended by GM seed producers toward blocking food-labeling laws.

A common claim made by this group is that GM foods have been proved safe to eat and that there is a global scientific consensus to support this statement; therefore, no labeling is needed.

USA: FOOD INDUSTRY TO FIRE PREEMPTIVE GMO STRIKE

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SUMMARY: "The giants of the U.S. food industry who have spent millions fighting state-by-state efforts to mandate new labels for genetically modified organisms are taking a page from their opponents and pushing for a federal GMO law."

The giants of the U.S. food industry who have spent millions fighting state-by-state efforts to mandate new labels for genetically modified organisms are taking a page from their opponents and pushing for a federal GMO law.

USA: SUPPORTERS OF GM FOOD LABELING SHIFT FOCUS TO CONGRESS, FEDERAL AGENCIES

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SUMMARY: "Advocates for the labeling of genetically modified food are turning their sights on the federal government after spending the last couple of years waging their campaign largely in the states."

Advocates for the labeling of genetically modified food are turning their sights on the federal government after spending the last couple of years waging their campaign largely in the states.

USA: LABELING GM FOODS WOULD HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE CONSUMERS

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SUMMARY: "The people of New Hampshire want to know what is in their food. A professional poll conducted in October found that 90 percent of New Hampshire residents — Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike — support labeling for Genetically Modified Organisms."

The people of New Hampshire want to know what is in their food. A professional poll conducted in October found that 90 percent of New Hampshire residents — Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike — support labeling for Genetically Modified Organisms.

USA: GROCERY MANUFACTURERS WANT FOODS WITH GMOS TO BE LABELED AS NATURAL

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SUMMARY: "There was a time when food was food. You ate it and were glad of it. What could be more “natural” than that? But that was back in earlier times when most food came either from your own farm or from stores that bought food from nearby farms."

There was a time when food was food. You ate it and were glad of it. What could be more “natural” than that?

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