the biotech companies should be cautious on the potential risks that may attributed to such foods. Health risks tends to be less of a concern because none has been recorded, consumers need to know about the origin and content of the foods they purchase. The willingness of the consumer to make informed choice should be considered by the production companies. Failure to label may lead to consumers making uninformed choices creating less confidence in unlabeled products. Labeling will help consumers differentiate between organic and inorganic products as well as the nutritive value of the food.
Surname 3 Bills have been introduced to the Congress on how to label the genetically modified products but they have failed. Despite having supporters for such bills, the support is not strong enough to have it passed. The FDA continues to argue that the products of biotech companies have no effect on human health and thus the products should not be labelled or rather likened to harmful products like cigarettes and alcohol which have health effects on humans. Although the label does not indicate the effect caused, its presence will act as a warning whereas the products are good for consumption. It would be better if the biotech companies agreed to label their products because consumers have the right to know what they consume and how it is made. The labeling should be consumer-friendly, that is the consumers should not be misled by the labeling to think that genetically modified foods are harmful compared to non-genetically modified foods. The
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