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South Dakota Bio Tech Official Wary Of Anti GMO Move On Group

South Dakota Bio Tech Official Wary Of Anti GMO Move On Group

A group that opposes biotechnology has launched a campaign to try and get states to approve labeling plants and food products that are genetically modified.. The so called MOVE ON group has been working in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts. South Dakota Bio Tech Association Executive Director Joni Johnson says her group is aware of the movement but doesn’t think they’ll get into South Dakota or the Northern Plains states.

Johnson says the real concern is that if many states agree to label GMOs it could lead to consideration of federal legislation.

She says GMO’s and biotechnology have proven to be safe and are needed to feed an ever growing world population.

One major national group that opposes GMO labeling and backs biotechnology is the American Medical Association. Their officials say there is no scientific justification for special labeling of bio engineered foods.

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