- September 24, 2014
There has been a fair bit of buzz in the news lately about GMO labeling, or the open divulgence of the presence of genetically modified ingredients in consumable goods. At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and his team practice full disclosure and transparency with our patients, adhering to the belief that Americans have the right to know and understand what they consume on a daily basis. In this post, we’d like to address some of the important considerations surrounding GMO labeling, a topic that has been important for years but only made recently popular as more of the pro-GMO organizations’ motives are revealed.
Why is GMO Labeling So Important?
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been linked to chronic epidemics of disease, obesity, sterility, and more in clinical animal studies. Because there currently exist no regulations requiring companies to inform consumers of the existence of GMOs in their food, we don’t even realize that we’re consuming them day in and day out. Even some of the brands that Americans have learned to trust and love are lobbying to prevent honest labeling for fear of exposing themselves as pro-GMO.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the manufacturers of brands like Coca Cola, Pepsi, and more have paid more than $27 million in the first half of 2014 alone lobbying against GMO labeling. It is abundantly clear that, despite research that supports the importance of plain, honest GMO labeling, the pro-GMO lobbyists continue to spend millions every month in an endeavor to keep Americans from the truth.
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Whether you’ve been following the news of GMO labeling closely or you’re just beginning to scratch the surface of this complex, convoluted issue, your trusted Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA periodontist Dr. David DiGiallorenzo is here to help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with our knowledgeable, experienced team, and find out how you can control the amount of GMO foods your family consumes. We look forward to sharing with you our expertise and our services, including everything from restorative dentistry with metal-free dental implants to total body wellness with nutritional therapy.
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