In the UK and Mexico, genetic engineering is not allowed, and any products that contain GMO’s must be labeled. Why do you think the United States has not passed similar laws? (250 words)
The United States hasn't passed laws making labelling mandatory and the genetic engineering is not banned here like it is in UK and Mexico because of the following reasons:
a.) Pressure from the Food Industry
The food industry claimed that it is a tactic for making their products less popular and eventually drive them out of the market as it has worked in Europe. They have a constant pressure on the government to prevent any such adverse laws.
b.) USFDA statement saying there was no big difference between the GMO and other products
This implies that US government doesn't collectively think of it as a menace or detrimental to the human health and thus any legislation as such is unnecessary.
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