The debate over genetically modified organisms should focus on whether the food is safe to eat, not on the technology of genetic engineering, said Gregory Jaffe of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The potential risks of any food should be considered on a case-by-case basis, and although consumers should know the origin of their food, "this is not a food safety or a nutritional issue...we don't feel it should be mandated on labels that foods are produced with GM crops," Jaffe said.

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