This article is a must-read. Fellow scientists from the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) are criticizing the initial statement against GMO food labeling made by the AAAS board of directors. From a basic human rights perspective, they conclude:
The paternalistic assertion that labeling of genetically modified foods “can only serve to mislead and falsely alarm consumers” is an Orwellian argument that violates the right of consumers to make informed decisions. Civilization rests on the confidence that an individual’s basic human rights will be respected by the government, including the ‘right to know.’ The AAAS board failed to note that the FDA’s testing program for GM foods is voluntary. (Written by Patricia Hunt of Washington State University with 20 other scientists). Read more.