Labeling can leave consumers unaware of biotech ingredients in foods

06/11/2004 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

In the last of a five-part series on genetically modified foods, The Sacramento Bee examines the U.S. food industry's use of GM foods. The Grocery Manufacturers of America estimates as much as 75% of the food available in the U.S. contains genetically modified ingredients. Unlike some other countries, food sold in the U.S. is not required to denote the presence of GM foods on labels since the U.S. government says gene splicing doesn't significantly change a food and such labels aren't necessary if the food is nutritionally the same as conventionally grown food and is tested for allergens. Click here to read the first four parts of the series.

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