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What are we eating People are getting more and more concerned about their health and wondering about the food they are eating Many of the products we consume today have been in someway genetically modified GM This has caused a lot of people to ask themselves if what they are eating is genetically engineered food Many of the food we consume on a daily basis have not been labeled for us to see if they are GM A survey made by Les Dames dEscoffier a prestigious International womens culinary organization showed that 86 of 1012 people sampled would like food to be labeled We seem to always hear about what the agri-biotechnology companies the environmentalists and the government thinks about this issue but we wanted to get an independent sense of what consumers thought said Les Dames spokeswoman Saralie Slonksy at a meeting in New York about bio-engineered foods QTD Eisner GM food first came out in1992 The Drug Administration categorized these type of food safe and no different that other food for that reason not requiring for it to be labeled 50 of soybeans crops planted in the US in 1999 carry a non-soybean gene of the corn crop planted in 1999 contains a protein taken from bacteria called Bacillus Thuringiensis These genes and proteins reduce the need for the crops to be sprayed by insecticides Most of these crops are fed to animals There are many supermarkets like the Genuardis Family market that believe that people should have the choice to know what they consume We believe consumers have the basic right to know relevant information that will affect their personal food choices We also recognize the significance of individual food preferences and therefore we want to guarantee choices for our customers to the best of our ability said Charles Genuardi president of Genuardis Family Markets QTD Genuardis Family Markets Biotech industries disagree with food labeling although
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