I am a person who cares about what I put in my body. I read labels, I research what goes into my body and I do my best to eat wholesome, clean and nutritious food. If large food companies/producers want a piece of my food budget they will have to label, and label accurately - otherwise the hundreds of dollars I have to spend on food will continue to go to my local co-op and farmer's markets. Labeling is good for everyone, it will reinstate a level of trust between food companies and consumers that is currently lacking.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals. More: en.wikipedia.org.
I wish their was a "Yes, but...." choice.
I think labeling processed foods is a modern necessity. I look at labels.
I think labeling organic produce is good, as far as it goes.
Both give the consumer the ability to make a choice.
The issue as to whether GMO foods are harmful is another political and emotional football. Based on the scientific evidence I have read, I am not convinced that any of the GMOs in our food supply are harmful. I don't necessarily think corporations are evil. Many more people would be starving around the world today if scientists had not developed hybrid crops that could endure weather changes, pests, and disease.
Still, with the fact that GMOs are a recent change in the food supply and that some corporations have been "less than forthcoming" when it comes to reporting dangerous health effects, I think it is reasonable to require such products to be labeled so the consumer has a choice. I cannot see the price being prohibitive.
I'll eat them for now, so those of you who won't can thank me for being a guinea pig.
Can you show me any crop that isn't GMO? Everything you eat that we currently far has been modified. Corn, wild corn is about the size of your thumb, wild potatoes about the size of a half dollars, same with any crop we eat. Man has modified the plant to suit our needs. How we modified the plant might have changed, but the plants undergo a lot of testing and there are "natural" plants that we currently eat that if presented for testing would not be approved for consumption. So label away because everything would need a label.
No most don't know anything about it so labeling it means nothing to the general public I mean just look at the political process have the population has no clue even who is VP