Preventing hidden commercialisation of GM foods


A resolution stated that food prepared from transgenic products must contain this information on its label, whether or not there is proof that the products are harmful to health.

Discussion on the harm of these foods to health arises because the use of biotechnology in the production of consumables marks an important difference from conventional or organic production methods.

INDECOPI concluded that the topic under discussion was not the right of consumers to understand the current or remote risk of consuming the food, but their right to the knowledge of the transgenic production methods.

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