THAILAND: Fears that government labelling law for GM food will have adverse reactions
Thai government plans to enforce strict labelling of GM food products has received a mixed welcome with experts from the Thailand Biodiversity Centre commenting yesterday that enforced labelling could do more harm than good. Sutat Sriwatanapongse, who also sits on the National Biosafety Committee (NBC), revealed that the labelling of GM food could bring two major problems. Importantly, there is no proof that GM is bad for human health, and labels could give consumers the wrong impression. "GM labels might frighten consumers." He said. "They would believe that GM food is harmful."
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