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A Look At Both Sides Of The GMO Labeling Debate

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GMO Free CT wants to bring attention to genetically modified organisms in our food source.  The organization is attempting to get legislators to support labeling foods that are genetically modified.  They say there are a myriad of diseases and health problems directly related to foods that are modified.

For more about GMO Free CT, visit their website here: www.GMOFreeCT.com.

Dr. Paul Pescatello, chair of the CURE Bioscience Growth Council says there is a misconception that foods that have been genetically engineered are somehow unsafe.  He says this is not true and that scientific studies support that.

For more on CURE visit their website here: http://www.curenet.org/index.php.

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10 comments

  • Jane Maher

    I especially enjoyed seeing the GMO crops being sprayed with deadly pesticides, and the rats who were fed GMO corn with huge tumors, while Mr. Pescatello spoke. Very apropo! If labeling works in Europe, China, Japan, and other countries, then why would it not work in the USA? What is biotech so afraid of?

  • Diana Reeves

    Paul Pescatello is a paid biotech shill who feeds his family organic. Without labeling there is no accountability. GMOs make me ill. It took me about a year, with much detective work and by the process of elimination, to figure it out. Going to the grocery store is like walking through land mines. My family's medical bills were over 26K last year. Maybe you would like to foot the bill, Paul? It's time to stop talking about the cost of labeling and start focusing on the unnecessary financial strain GMOs are putting on our bank accounts, our health care system and government spending at both the state and federal level. Just label it. And then, if it hasn't been subjected to long term, independent, peer reviewed safety testing, BAN IT.

  • Matt Lipman

    The bills that have been introduced in Connecticut concern GENETICALLY ENGINEERED food, something that has only been around for about 20 years. There is no consumer benefit to eating GE food, and if there was, food producers would surely market that to us through their advertising and labels. I would like the choice to either support or not support bad farming practices. GE crops promote monocultures, heavy herbicide usage, and licenses that destroy thousands-of-years worth of biodiversity through making saving seed illegal.

  • MamaKath

    Pescatello is so full of s***. He also is avoiding the engineering that makes plants able to kill insects including bees. Plants have their own natural defenses. Manipulating that is affecting not only entomology but ecology. If plants can kill bugs think about what they'll do to you. Gods I hope people see through him.

  • guest

    Mr Pescatello did not state any facts. He is PAID to oppose labeling. How pathetic that he doesn't know the difference between genetically engineered crops and natural cross-pollination. People do your own reserch and don't listen to the paid liar.

  • John

    By prefixing his name with "Dr.", Mister Pescatello would have us monkeys convince ourselves that he is a medical doctor when he is nothing more than a political lobbyist. Shame on him and for that matter shame on FOX for not making that more clear.

  • CT Truth

    The GMO people probably don't eat the food as they are so PRO GMO
    How GMO foods alter organ function and pose a very real health threat…

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