In Perspective: 'Right to know' is a sham
They argued that since General Mills can do it in Europe they should do it here as well.
But further into the discussion, they also noted that they had chosen Cheerios because it is typically one of the first foods children eat as they graduate to solid food. Then they went back to consumers have a right to know what’s in their food. When asked if the group wanted voluntary or mandatory labeling, the group stressed that they wanted mandatory labeling, and even claimed they had a survey where 93 percent of U.S. consumers said they wanted mandatory labels. Again, no more details to this survey were given.
Finally, when asked about if it wouldn’t be better to work with the FDA on the labeling issue, Elizabeth O’Connell, campaigns director, Green America, admitted that the goal of these groups is to eliminate GMOs from the U.S. food supply, not simply labeling them.
For all of their name calling of General Mills about keeping consumers in the dark and hiding a dirty little secret, these groups have a secret of their own. Their true agenda is not to provide more information to consumers, it’s to eliminate a technology from the world. And they admitted it. Want to hear it? Go to http://www.hastingsgroupmedia.com/GreenAmerica/GMOInsideCheeriosReport.mp3 and listen to the conference for yourself.
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