We the People Say Yes to GMO Labeling

Do you want to know what you are actually eating? Do you care if your food has been genetically modified? Well, you are not alone. According to a recent article, 91% of Americans support GMO labeling.  Unlike America and Canada, sixty four other countries have labeling requirements.

Countries requiring GMO labeling

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A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there. A high percentage of food crops, such as corn and soybeans, are genetically modified.* GMOs have been around for a while. The first product that was granted a license for human consumption was a tomato that was designed to resist softening in 1994.

Unfortunately, anti-GMO labeling campaigns have not had the funding to cause any drastic changes yet. Check out this informative article at prevention.com.

*reference from dictionary.com

 

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