Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DNA Labeling

I saw a weird poll result today, where they got 80 percent of respondents to say that they wanted mandatory labeling for all food that contains DNA. I guess water and diet soda might be the only exempted nutritional items. And maybe salt.

I think some people were unclear on the distinction between GMO food with purposely manipulated DNA vs non-GMO food with DNA that came about the old fashioned way.

My daughter-in-law the food scientist suggested that maybe we could go further and require that complete genetic sequences be printed on the labels. Which would require extremely fine print or extremely big labels.

I like to stay away
from food containing DNA.
But sad to say
I ate some just today.

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