American consumers favour the labelling of biotech foods

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Related tags: Genetically modified foods, Nutrition, Genetic engineering

In a recent survey more than half of American consumers said
genetically modified foods should be routinely labelled as
such.

The survey of 1,000...

In a recent survey more than half of American consumers said genetically modified foods should be routinely labelled as such. The survey of 1,000 adults prepared by the International Food Information Council​, a group funded by food and beverage companies, found some 58 per cent of respondents said they agreed with critics of the recent labelling position of the Food and Drug Administration who maintain that all biotech foods should be clearly identified. This figure is up from 43 per cent when a similar question was used in a poll in May 2000. The FDA last month maintained its long-standing policy of not requiring special labels for biotech foods unless the nutritional content is changed or an allergen is introduced.

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