Argument: Labeling is wrong when GM foods show no differences with other foods

Issue Report: Mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods


The FDA issued a policy statement in 1992: “In most cases, the substances expected to become components of food as a result of genetic modification of a plant will be the same as or substantially similar to substances commonly found in food, such as proteins, fats and oils, and carbohydrates …. FDA has determined that such substances should be subject to regulation under section 409 of the act in those cases when the objective characteristics of the substance raise questions of safety sufficient to warrant formal premarket review and approval by FDA.”[1]