Proposal For A New Food Law

1274 WordsDec 14, 20166 Pages
Paige Hausladen FSCN 1102 Scenario 4 Letter 1 To Whom It May Concern: Organics’R’us is a proud company in manufacturing organic, non-GMO foods. Organics’R’us is known for their food around the world, and prides themselves on creating safe, and readily available foods for many different people. Organics’R’us has recently become concerned with the actions of the government in passing a new food law. This new food law would require a food company to lab their food with a QR code that people would then scan to find out if a specific product contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). As a company, we feel this is a path in the right direction in food labeling, but this is still not enough. This new food labeling law does not hold the companies up to the highest standard. The food law only requires companies to use a QR code rather than outright labeling it as a GMO food on the packaging. Consumers deserve the right to know what is in their food, as this has been a topic of conversation ever since GMOs were first used in food products. The food industry feels that people deserve to know, but sides with the FDA because the FDA has stated that GMO is closely related genetically to non-GMO and therefore does not need to be labeled (Institute of Food Technology, 2000). Additionally, Consumers all over the world feel they deserve to know what is in their food (Premanandh, 2011). Given these points it is important to label foods as GMO or non-GMO because we want
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