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It’s our right, not Monsanto’s, to decide how to handle GMOs

By Christiaan Mitchell

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 19, 2013

~~<p>Now that the state House has passed House Bill 174, relating to genetically modified organism (GMO) foods, it's time to pause and reflect on what this bill is really about.</p>
<p>First, this measure is not anti-GMO; it is pro-labeling. That may sound like the wordsmithing of a politician, but the difference is actually important. Opponents of this bill would have you believe that it is about attacking the GMO industry &mdash; but in reality, it is only asking for GMO producers to label the products for what they are. And if labeling your product for what it is amounts to an attack, then the problem is with your business model, not with the labels.</p>
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Now that the state House has passed House Bill 174, relating to genetically modified organism (GMO) foods, it's time to pause and reflect on what this bill is really about.

First, this measure is not anti-GMO; it is pro-labeling. That may sound like the wordsmithing of a politician, but the difference is actually important. Opponents of this bill would have you believe that it is about attacking the GMO industry — but in reality, it is only asking for GMO producers to label the products for what they are. And if labeling your product for what it is amounts to an attack, then the problem is with your business model, not with the labels. Login for more...



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