August 16, 2022
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AMA says no need to require labeling of GMO foods

According the American Medical Association, there is no reason to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients. At AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago this week, the association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special labeling of bioengineered foods. Voluntary labeling is without value unless it is accompanied by focused consumer education.”

AMA did call for continued federal oversight of bioengineered crops and food, as well as careful assessment of each new genetically modified organism by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the product is safe.

AMA says all foods, whether or not they are genetically engineered can carry potentially hazardous substances or pathogenic microbes.

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