A Perspective article published in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods.
“We believe the time has come to revisit the United States’ reluctance to label GM foods,”
writes Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, co-author with Charles Benbrook, of the article entitled “GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health.”
The two write that such labeling
“is essential for tracking emergence of novel food allergies and assessing effects of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops. It would respect the wishes of a growing number of consumers who insist they have a right to know what foods they are buying and how they were produced,” the two write. “And the argument that there is nothing new about genetic rearrangement misses the point that GM crops are now the agricultural products most heavily treated with herbicides and that two of these herbicides may pose risks of cancer.”
Read the full article here .