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Survey: Biologists Say 'No' to Prop. 37's GMO Labels

There are 1 comment on the Patch.com story from Nov 5, 2012, titled Survey: Biologists Say 'No' to Prop. 37's GMO Labels. In it, Patch.com reports that:

A group of eight biology professors from throughout California who were asked to weigh in on the state proposition that would label genetically modified food overwhelmingly urged a 'no' vote for the measure.

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Alex123

Mercer Island, WA

#1 Nov 5, 2012
Do not ignore
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_G...

Controversies

1 Safety
Potential human health impacts, including allergens, transfer of antibiotic resistance markers, unknown effects
Potential environmental impacts, including: unintended transfer of transgenes through cross-pollination, unknown effects on other organisms (e.g., soil microbes), and loss of flora and fauna biodiversity
2 Access and Intellectual Property
Domination of world food production by a few companies
Increasing dependence on industrialized nations by developing countries
Biopiracy, or foreign exploitation of natural resources
3 Ethics
Violation of natural organisms' intrinsic values
Tampering with nature by mixing genes among species
Objections to consuming animal genes in plants and vice versa
Stress for animal
4 Labeling
Not mandatory in some countries (e.g., United States)
Mixing GM crops with non-GM products confounds labeling attempts
5 Society
New advances may be skewed to interests of rich countries

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