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Group Holds GM Versus Organic Taste Tes



)NAFB)--A new GMO labeling campaign is underway - this time led by MoveOn - a liberal policy advocacy group.

According to the group - more than 130-thousand people in 35 cities participated in a National Day of Action Friday. MoveOn’s website says action members participated in petition deliveries, speak outs, rallies and Monsanto Challenge taste tests. In those taste tests - they asked people on the street to differentiate between genetically modified and organic corn. The taste test was preceded with a warning that the genetically modified product may contribute to blood abnormalities like anemia and leukemia. MoveOn is not alone in this effort - as many anti-genetically modified food groups have ramped up state labeling initiatives. But last summer - the American Medical Association said there is no scientific justification for special labeling of bioengineered foods as a class. Even so - GMO-labeling provisions are under consideration in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts; Connecticut and Maine have passed related legislation this year; and federal labeling legislation was introduced in both chambers of Congress in April.
 

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