Friday, May 30, 2014

GMO debates rage on

The politics of genetically-modified foods continue to plague the adoption of crop varieties that involve this form of genetic manipulation.

The members of the European Union have decided they can’t unite on the issue, so member countries can do whatever they want.

England is cheering because it means its agriculture and food companies will be able to embrace GMO crop varieties.

French and German politicians are also cheering because they can maintain their bans and opposition to GMO crops.

On the other side of the globe, politicians in California have rejected a proposal to require labels to identify foods that contain any  GMO ingredients.

That would have been the vast majority if all corn constituents, such as high-fructose sweeteners and corn-based food thickeners and additives are included.