WJLA ABC7: Protesters demonstrate at FDA against GMOsPosted: April 8th, 2013 | Filed under: Press, Video | Tags: America, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, Demonstration, eat-in, Fable, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Kathy Engle-Dulac, Martin Dagoberto, Maryland, MD, Michael Taylor, Monsanto, Picnic, Pot, Protest, Segment, stone soup |
Looking for more labels on the food we eat, Monday morning dozens gathered outside the Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety.
Kathy Engle-Dulac says genetically modified foods, or GMO’s, raise the biggest concerns.
If a food product has been genetically engineered, she believes consumers have the right to know.
Like others gathered Monday, she’s asking the FDA to change their policies so when consumers walk into a grocery store they know what they’re buying.
In a statement the Food and Drug Administration said: “Currently, food manufacturers may indicate through voluntary labeling whether foods have or have not been developed through genetic engineering provided such labeling is truthful and not misleading. In general, foods derived from genetically engineered plants must meet the same requirements, including safety requirements as other foods…”
Organic farmer Martin Dagoberto says he’s not sure if they’re as safe. He’s worried if there’s more GMO’s, it could affect his farming process.
“It’s basically jeopardizing the organic integrity of our food supply of our seeds and its making organic farming almost impossible,” Dagoberto says.