By Jim Nowlan
This spring Illinois legislators will face the issue of whether the state should require labels on foods that have been “entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering.”
The lawmakers will have a difficult time separating the wheat from the chaff on an issue that is generating increased interest nationally, much to the chagrin of Monsanto and a handful of companies that control the hybrid seed market.
There is no middle ground in the debate between the “naturalists” and the big seed companies over the touted evils and virtues, respectively, of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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