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Should the government tell us what's in our food?

A label from a box of Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal is shown in San Francisco, Wedneday, Oct. 2, 2002.

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The state of Vermont will soon be mandating that genetically modified foods — any plant or meat product that has had its DNA manipulated in a laboratory, also called a GMO — be labeled as such. The law, officially titled H.112, passed last Thursday and is the first in the United States to require the labelling of GMOs. It has attracted both public support and condemnation and raised the question as to whether the public needs GMOs labeled or not.
Proponents of GMOs argue that modified foods are completely safe for consumption and often beneficial. "These same GM crops have enabled ...

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