Nina Fedoroff's Engineering Food For All?
The majority of people who buy genetically modified foods are completely unaware of what they are consuming and the possible health effects that may stem from these foods. Thus, the lack of regulation on labeling foods containing GMOs is an alarming yet widely unrecognized problem in today’s food industry. With several studies linking foodborne illnesses to the consumption of GMOs, it is unclear as to why CODEX has not made an effort to label products containing GMOs. Also, with the lack of adequate research, more and more consumers are becoming ill without knowing the root cause. Consumers have the right to know what goes in their foods and how it may affect the consumer’s health. CODEX and other food companies should label the use of genetically modified foods and there should be more research on GMOs to ensure the safety of all