Should GMO foods be labeled?

Posted by: Wolfram

37 Total Votes

Yes. GMO foods should be labeled as GMOs because:

27 votes

No. GMO foods don't need the label of GMOs because:

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NewLifeChristian says2016-08-22T19:01:08.6138984Z
@reece So? People still have the right to know what they are eating. Some people may be opposed to GMOs for moral reasons. Have you thought of that?
foxxhajti says2016-08-22T19:05:28.8547666Z
I don't care whether GMOs are harmful or not, I just want to know what there is in my food.
reece says2016-08-22T19:15:20.3540812Z
@NewLifeChristian for moral reasons? That same sort of moral reasons as faith healing? It's just idiotic.
reece says2016-08-22T19:16:12.0534754Z
reece says2016-08-22T19:18:53.1577735Z
@harrytruman And vaccines cause autism.
reece says2016-08-22T19:25:49.1397730Z
@foxxhajti The genetic composition makes what the food is. It would be like asking how many atoms does it consist of.
foxxhajti says2016-08-22T19:48:43.1825968Z
@reece If organic food is labeled, then so should GMOs be. My country is in the EU, and here, GMOs are required to be labeled. I don't see why it should be hidden that the foods are GMOs? GMOs have only been in our diet since the mid-'90s, so it's difficult to know what the long-term health impacts truly are. What we do know is that when genetic modification happens, genes are forced to express certain traits (including pesticides). To do this, the scientists “turn on” all the gene's components, which can mean releasing allergens that would normally not be expressed in a non-GMO variety. Experts like Jeffrey Smith suggest this is directly related to the rise in health issues. They use a heavy use of toxic pesticides and herbicides. The main function of herbicides and pesticides is to kill unwanted plants and insects. Glyphosate—the most common herbicide used on GMO crops—has been shown to negatively impact the gut bacteria of humans. Both pesticides and GMOs have been connected with an increased risk of certain types of cancer. There are additional health concerns too including reproductive issues, autism and even heart disease. Anyways, that's just a summary.
reece says2016-08-22T20:31:35.4384619Z
@foxxhajti You went straight from GM plants releasing pesticides to artificial pesticides being sprayed on them. Are you sure you know what you're talking about? Especially with what you said about all genes being turned on.
BrendanD19 says2016-08-22T23:47:31.8268145Z
I want to try to be the mediator here. The major health risks allegedly associated with GMOs are simply unproven. This is not to say GMOs are necessarily good. There are minor risks associated with them, mainly in the form of allergy issues, however, these are only minor risks. The real concern should be on ethical implications, environmental issues (like pesticide resistance, something even the FDA acknowledges), the lack of independent testing and the use of certain pesticides associated with GMOs like roundup. The problem with one of the most used GMO's, Roundup ready products, is not necessarily with the GMO, its RoundUp, which is harming biodiversity and is considered a carcinogen by the WHO. Then there is the problem with biodiversity related to GMOs themselves, but that is more complex, however it is a concern held by the UNFAO.
benhos says2016-08-27T01:49:57.4960930Z
Why would anyone even vote No? It doesn't matter whether they are harmful or not, it's about knowing wtf you are eating.
frederi says2016-09-05T05:23:52.3951024Z
People should be allowed to be idiotic if they so choose.

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